Pet Adoptions on the Rise During Coronavirus Outbreak

Posted on Thursday, April 9th

Pet Adoptions on the Rise During Coronavirus Outbreak By Justin Felder, Fox 5 Atlanta Pet adoptions in our area are on the rise, demonstrated by a very busy time at Furkids, an animal rescue and shelter in Alpharetta. As of Thursday morning, they've already had 29 adoptions in the month of April, well ahead of their normal pace. Many more dogs are being fostered; inside the shelter, there are 5 dogs waiting for their new homes. There are regularly more than 60 dogs in the shelter at a time. "I'm so happy we've been able to place so many loving dogs in these great homes, and I'm ready to get… READ MORE >

Furkids Response to COVID-19: How You Can Help

Posted on Thursday, April 2nd

Furkids Response to COVID-19: How You Can Help The coronavirus pandemic that has stopped the world in its tracks has changed our lives in a dramatically short time. We are all still trying to get our heads around what has, is, and will happen. But if we allow it, this experience can remind us of an important truth: this feeling of helplessness is what homeless animals feel every single day. They need our help now, more than ever. Animals in Georgia are being impacted by this pandemic in quiet ways, so we simply aren’t hearing much about it as their stories are being drowned out by pandemic news. Right… READ MORE >

Injured by Gunshot, Sugar Pie Stays Sweet

Posted on Thursday, April 2nd

Injured by Gunshot, Sugar Pie Stays Sweet Although her soft powder blue eyes say a lot, Sugar Pie can’t tell us everything she has been through in her two short years of life. All we know is that she has been suffering outside too long; she is now safe with us; and she has a long road ahead of her. It takes a Village It all started last Saturday night when we came across a woman reaching out via social media, asking for help with a neighborhood cat that had a badly broken leg. She had no car or even a home of her own, so she did not… READ MORE >

Saving and Transforming Lives – Inside and Out

Posted on Thursday, March 26th

Saving and Transforming Lives – Inside and Out Scruffles Eight-year-old Scruffles was starving and gravely ill, with an abscess in his ear and an upper respiratory infection. With cut-up ears, broken tail and scars all over his face, it was clear Scruffles was brave in the many scraps he got into living on the streets. Scruffles had clearly been struggling to survive outdoors for a really long time, and he was clearly on his last leg. The woman who saved Scruffles said, “I’ve never been through such a dramatic and constantly intense rescue before in my life. I hope to never see another animal in his frightening condition again.… READ MORE >

Help Salvage our Anniversary Celebration!

Posted on Wednesday, March 18th

Help Salvage our Anniversary Celebration! Furkids is adjusting our operations in response to the coronavirus pandemic. We are experiencing a significant impact on our ability to save animals and on our fundraising efforts. We are especially concerned about the animals likely to be surrendered to shelters as families are challenged to make ends meet or are too ill to care for their pets. Resources are already rapidly depleting at shelters, forcing many to close their doors.  Because of this crisis, Furkids had to cancel our most vital fundraiser - our 18th Anniversary Celebration. Historically, this party has generated critical lifesaving revenue – around $150,000 of our annual… READ MORE >

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