In the News
No-Kill Shelter Facing Overcrowding on CBS Atlanta
July 25, 2012
Dogs and cats are dying every day because there are so many animals up for adoption. Traditionally pet adoptions are down in the summer, but this year animal abandonment is up. That’s proving to be a problem for no-kill shelters Read more and see the video.
Interview with Samantha Shelton on Make a Difference Radio
May 2, 2012
Listen and learn how Samantha has created an organization that has been honored six times with the Best in America Seal of Excellence – cementing Furkids as a premier animal related nonprofit in the Southeast.
Samantha Shelton, Interview on 97.1 The River
May 2, 2012
Kaedy spoke with founder and Executive Director of Furkids, Samantha Shelton about the 10 year anniversary of her Furkids non-profit — a cage-free, no-kill shelter for rescued dogs and cats.
Samantha Shelton, Animal Advocate of the Top Order
February 22, 2012
“As a part of our ‘Greatest Person’ series, we highlight Peachtree Corners resident Samantha Shelton who brings help and hope to cats and dogs through her no-kill cage-free shelters called Furkids.” Read more.
2011 News Roundup: Top 5 Hearwarming Humans
December 30, 2011
“It seems to me like the perfect way to wind up my 2011 News Roundup is to celebrate the people who went miles above and beyond to save cats’ lives and show us the true meaning of compassion and courage.” Read more…see Heartwarming Human #3.
Linus. A Less Adoptable Cat? Or Just Waiting for the Right Home?
September 15, 2011
“As animal rescuers, we never know why some animals get adopted quickly and others are passed over time and time again. These are animals who have no disabilities, are not obvious special needs animals and have no known behavioral issues. Their only ‘special need’ is a forever home. Linus, a beautiful solid white cat with golden eyes at Furkids (cat rescue group in Metro Atlanta and a Best Friends No More Homeless Pets Network partner), certainly didn’t have any of the characteristics of many other ‘less adoptable’ animals.” Read more.
Rescued Decatur cat graces big screen
June 29, 2011
Decatur resident Mary Stacy loves her feline friends – so much so she found a way to include them in her professional life. Her cat, Jack Hollis, has appeared in numerous movies and television shows, including Atlantan Tyler Perry’s “Madea Goes to Jail. ”If it wasn’t for the DeKalb nonprofit Furkids, Stacy would not have found Jack, she said. Furkids, an animal rescue shelter, markets animals for adoption through retailers like Petsmart. The organization offers refuge for abandoned and homeless animals and provides low-cost options for spaying and neutering. Read more.
Treasures Await at FurKids Thrift Store
June 20, 2011
FurKids Thrift Store is a unique, high-end thrift store and is located right in the heart of Peachtree Corners. The store’s proceeds go to help fund the non-profit FurKids, a one-of-a-kind cage-free, no-kill animal shelter that works in conjunction with Petsmart to find homes for kitties and pups no one loves…
“The treasures are there and there’s a lot of great deals to be had,” said FurKids founder, Samantha Shelton. “It is just one more way we’re serving our community, by providing really nice items to people that are affordable and at the same time it’s helping our shelter.” Read More.
Cat Shelter Gets Cat-O-Miniums
June 14, 2011
Furkids, the largest no-kill, cage-free shelter in Georgia with hundreds of cats and volunteers, received a ‘cat-o-miniums’ wall cubby from The Beck Group as a donation to the homeless cat shelter.
“Beck has certainly helped because the cats have fun, little structures to sleep in and navigate through,” said said Samantha Shelton, who started Furkids nine years ago when she found a family of cats in her backyard. Read More.
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