Furkids is making its 15th year the BEST YEAR EVER, and we're throwing a party that will be out of this world! Join us for this star-studded celebration featuring celebrity guest, New York Times Best-selling author, and host of Animal Planet's My Cat from Hell, animal behaviorist Jackson Galaxy! Guests will enjoy dinner, drinks, live and silent auctions and live music!
We will be honoring Paul Preston, the talented and brilliant man behind the Furkids Kitty Kommercial, which has made Furkids a household name all over the world!
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The Jazz Cats filmed their music video for "I Fell in Love" at the Furkids Cat Shelter in Atlanta, Georgia! Check it out to see some of your shelter favorites!READ MORE >
This week is incredibly special to all of us at Furkids. It was on October 11, 15 years ago that Samantha Shelton found a mother cat and her three kittens in her back yard. Samantha looked for a no-kill animal shelter to take them in but none had room. She soon found Friends of Animals and started volunteering with them to find homes for the kittens and mom. Just a few months later, Samantha began a foster-based animal rescue organization out of her own home. What started out as a mission to help four homeless animals, quickly became the largest cage-free, no-kill animal shelter in Georgia. Today, Furkids is blessed to have the help of 1,000 active volunteers, 33 employees, and celebrates over 20,000 animals saved. See the Furkids timeline here.
We are incredibly grateful to our founder and leader, Samantha Shelton, for her tireless commitment and her vision that continues to grow Furkids. Our important milestone is about you as much as it is about our humble beginnings. We have...READ MORE >
Furkids CEO and Founder, Samantha Shelton, sometimes works from home… or should we say that her work tends to follow her home. One day, Sam was sitting at her desk when she saw something out of the corner of her eye at the window. It was a black tail belonging to some sort of animal. True to her form as a rescuer, Sam decided to check it out. As she approached the window, she saw a black and white Tuxie kitty scoping out a critter. She had never seen this cat before and thought she would try to go outside and approach the cat. Sam worried that the cat might become frightened and run away from her. She tried her luck by talking to the kitty, and to her surprise… the cat talked back! She knew this kitty must belong to someone if he had some conversational skills. Despite his talkative nature, he became hesitant of this interaction and ran under a parked car. Sam said she must have looked like a crazy person, on her belly, under a car, talking to cat.
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When she was finally able to...
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