The MIRACLE of SIGHT - Help ABBY and LUCY See Again!
It's a perfect day for a MIRACLE for ABBY and LUCY. These two bonded, 6-year-old Bichon-Poodle mixes came to Furkids from a horrible situation. They were filthy; and sick with terrible ear infections. Their fur was hopelessly matted, their skin was red, inflamed, and irritated; and their person was headed to a life on the streets.
In short, they were pitiful.
Once in the capable hands of Furkids fosters, they were healed up, cleaned up, and carefully assessed; and we discovered that - in spite of all their past trials - they are at the very top of the Sweetness Chart. Total Lovebugs. But, they have one BIG challenge...
Due to early onset (probably genetic) cataracts, ABBY and LUCY are BLIND.
Have you, or a loved one, had cataract surgery? Then you know it is a straightforward procedure, removing the diseased lenses of the eyes and replacing them with clear, artificial lenses. It is also very, very successful. And, because...
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A couple of weeks ago, Furkids was asked to help with an eviction situation. Twenty-two cats were about to be turned out on their own. Could we take them?
The plea to fund their rescue went up on Facebook - Furkids needed $1870, fast, to cover their initial vetting. A volunteer happened to be at a dinner meeting in a restaurant near GA Tech. She saw the post, and shared the emergency with the folks at her table.
Cue the angels...a stranger at a neighboring table heard her tale, and donated the entire $1870, on the spot! That, dear friends, was a one-in-a-million Rescue Miracle.
So, how did Furkids celebrate? A small animal shelter in Effingham, GA, had reached out to us for help with their cats - some of whom had been at the shelter for nearly a year. We said, "Sure! We'll take ALL of your cats!"
And the relay was on! A friend of Furkids in south Georgia loaded the felines up in the van. She headed to Macon, where she met up with our mobile medical team (OK, our vet techs in...
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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Our incredible foster, Marci Reynolds, writes about her journey through fostering and the joy it brings to her life!
We learned about dogs fostering when...
I first learned about fostering dogs when my husband and I decided to adopt a second Rat Terrier. We did some research online and found Rat Terrier Rescue, and a foster mom who was caring for several dogs we wanted to meet. We made the 2 hour trek to her home with our current Rat Terrier Lexie and proceeded to experience love at first bark with Tater Tot, now Tate. After the appropriate background and house checks, we adopted Tate and he became part of the family.
A few years after we adopted Tate, my husband and I made the life decision to relocate from Boston to Georgia for both work and better weather. As we discussed the type of new house we wanted, we agreed that the house would have to allow us to become foster dog parents. This meant finding a new home with a large fenced in backyard, no limitations related to pets,...READ MORE >