It's pretty awesome when we can make life better for animals and people! Our latest video, Kitty Kommercial, has received some great feedback after making it to the front page of Reddit.
The video was originally posted to Youtube and our Facebook page, and has over 35,000 (and counting) views collectively. It features Furkids volunteer, Paul Preston, using traditional, yet cheesy salesman tactics to find "furever" homes for the Furkids shelter animals.
The story of our viral video was even picked up by The Huffington Post, the AJC, Mother Nature Network and digital media news and entertainment sites, BuzzFeed and UPROXX! We're excited about this, because this kind of publicity tends to lead to more adoptions, volunteers and donations, which means we can save more animals in need!
Thank you to all who shared this video!
42 cats and nine dogs are being transported to Furkids Animal Rescue & Shelters after being left in the wake Hurricane Matthew’s destruction. Many shelters in coastal areas in the Southeast have been flooded, both literally and figuratively.
Jamie Stillwachs from Brother Wolf Animal Rescue in Asheville, NC, said that a shelter in Marion County, SC was swept away by the rising river waters. “[It] doesn't look like they even have a shelter to go back to,” said Stillwachs. “All animals, staff and volunteers are holed up in an emergency center at this time.”
Samantha Shelton, Furkids founder and executive director, wants Furkids to be a safety net for the frightened families separated from their animals, the damaged shelters and their animals.
“It’s terrifying for people to be forced to flee from the dangers of a hurricane, and it’s heartbreaking for families to be separated from their animal family members,” Shelton said. “Furkids is opening our arms to...
Furkids is gearing up for our annual Open House! Pet lovers of all ages are welcome to attend the festivities at the Furkids Cat Shelter on October 1 and 2. What makes this event so special is the behind-the-scenes experience!
Ever wonder what happens when our animals are rescued? Take the tour of our 10,000-square-foot, cage-free cat shelter. Our facility features 11 spacious rooms where cats reside until their permanent homes are found. We also have an on-site veterinary clinic and surgical suite, quarantine and isolation rooms, and offices. You’ll get to meet many of our adoptable cat shelter residents, too!
Not big on tours? That’s quite alright! Head outside and enjoy the beautiful weather while you participate in fun games and activities, munch on a bake sale item or two provided by Southern Sweets Bakery, Henri's Bakery, Blue House Market and Loving Hut, and meet our adoptable cats and dogs (there will be special adoption discounts)! Kids will have a blast jumping in the...
These puppies were just rescued by Furkids. Their mother is a pet living in Lula, Georgia, but she is an “outside” dog. The owner said that the mother dog got out under the backyard fence and met up with a neighborhood male dog. When the mother returned home, it was discovered that she was pregnant. The babies were born outside in deplorable conditions. For eight weeks, they and their mom have been subjected to the elements.
Our rescuers were called out to the property about five puppies, but upon arrival, only four puppies were found. This means that one of the puppies is missing. The four that were on the property were covered in thousands of fleas and ticks. The Furkids medical team has been working tediously for the last two days on removing all of the bugs and properly vetting the dogs.
Unfortunately, the owner was unwilling to surrender the mother dog along with the babies. We are hoping to receive a call regarding a change of heart about the mother dog and about the...READ MORE >
Furkids has employment opportunities in the Alpharetta area. We have openings for a Dog Shelter Manager and for full-time and part-time kennel technicians at our no-kill dog shelter. Please view the job descriptions below.
Dog Shelter Manager
Our Shelter Managers are key members of our team, responsible for guaranteeing the humane treatment of animals, overseeing facility and equipment maintenance, inventory, budgets and supervising shelter staff. Shelter Managers are also responsible for customer service duties, including all Shelter staff interactions with volunteers, foster and adoption families, and the public at large. Though our Shelter Manager duties are largely administrative, Shelter Managers may be required to directly interact with the animals in the Shelter’s care while assisting other staff or volunteers. The ideal candidate will be passionate about animals, and have prior managerial and/or customer service experience, with animal shelter volunteer or professional...