This Flight is Their Only Hope

Posted on Thursday, November 12th

This Flight is Their Only Hope When I vacationed to St. Croix earlier this year, I visited the St. Croix Animal Welfare Center and learned about their Paws from Paradise program — a partnership with stateside animal shelters in the U.S. that helps give abandoned and unwanted animals on the island a better life on the mainland. My daughter Emily and I were grateful for the opportunity to meet this extraordinary team, who save more than 4,000 animals each year on an island with a population of only 50,000. Our first Paws from Paradise transports were two kittens, Alexis and Garfield, who traveled back to Atlanta… READ MORE >

Volunteer Spotlight: Karen Staub

Posted on Tuesday, November 10th

Volunteer Spotlight: Karen Staub We value each and every volunteer who donates their time and energy to our cause. In our Volunteer Spotlight series we're honoring our amazing volunteers and recognize the incredible work that's helped us continue saving the lives of countless homeless animals in need.       Meet Karen Staub         Why did you choose Furkids to volunteer/foster? I was volunteering with small dog rescue when Furkids merged our rescue with theirs and we became Furkids.   How long have you been a volunteer/foster at Furkids? I have volunteered for over 10 years.   How many hours per week… READ MORE >

Scout Has Her Best Day Ever!

Posted on Thursday, October 8th

Scout Has Her Best Day Ever! Scout just had the best day of her life! Recently, she got to go on a Pooch Pontoon ride with Best Friends on the Lake. That would be a great day for even the most spoiled dog, but it certainly meant EVERYTHING to a pup who has lived in a shelter for her entire life. First, Scout got a pontoon ride to a private island in Lake Lanier, where she got to run off-leash. She also got all the trees, branches, and sticks she could ever ask for. Scout is one stick-loving dog – BIG sticks!! Scout also discovered she really… READ MORE >

Help Furkids Win the 2020 Give Atlanta Challenge!

Posted on Tuesday, October 6th

Help Furkids Win the 2020 Give Atlanta Challenge! GIVE Atlanta 2020 is Here! You can help Furkids win again. It's time for the annual GIVE Atlanta Challenge, a friendly fundraising competition amongst a select group of Atlanta nonprofits, sponsored by Atlanta Magazine. Thanks to our generous supporters, Furkids has won the entire competition three years in a row! In 2019, Furkids raised over $145,000 during the Give Atlanta Challenge, and here is what we have accomplished since the end of last year's Challenge: The Furkids Interstate TransFUR Coalition transported 258 animals to our partner organizations in northern states We adopted 2,852 animals into loving forever homes We saved the lives of 3,303 animals We opened the new Furkids… READ MORE >

Volunteer Spotlight: Georgia Gunter

Posted on Wednesday, September 30th

Volunteer Spotlight: Georgia Gunter We value each and every volunteer who donates their time and energy to our cause. In our Volunteer Spotlight series we're honoring our amazing volunteers and recognize the incredible work that's helped us continue saving the lives of countless homeless animals in need.     Meet Georgia Gunter.               Why did you choose Furkids to volunteer/foster? In 2013, when I adopted Missy, a 10 year old senior cat. I immediately fell in love with Furkids and their mission to help save cats and dogs and find them amazing forever homes.   How long have you… READ MORE >

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