Animal shelters see loss in fundraising, but adoptions and foster care skyrocket

Posted on Tuesday, April 21st

Animal shelters see loss in fundraising, but adoptions and foster care skyrocket   By: Jessica Peres, Scripps National Contributor Posted at 11:05 AM, Apr 21, 2020 and last updated 11:09 AM, Apr 21, 2020 Animal shelters across the country are coping with the coronavirus pandemic in different ways. Many are having to layoff or furlough employees, in addition to canceling major fundraisers. "Every March, we have our anniversary party and we raise $150,000, $200,000. We had to cancel that event. It was scheduled for March 12,” said Samantha Shelton with the animal shelter FurKids. Shelton says they also had to close their thrift stores, which bring in 35 percent of their annual budget. "So, to… READ MORE >

Founding Feline - A Message from Furkids Founder Samantha Shelton

Posted on Saturday, April 11th

Founding Feline - A Message from Furkids Founder Samantha Shelton This just might be the toughest message I’ve ever written. Our founding feline, Tortie, needs your prayers and uplifting wishes of peace and comfort right now.  She is fighting terminal cancer and living out her final days with me and my daughter, Emily, who was still a long way from being born when Tortie arrived in my life. After 19 years, Tortie has lived a great, long, and blissful life; safe from the terrors of her earliest days. While I am not ready for her to leave me, especially during the most harrowing days we have ever known, I know that… READ MORE >

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 >

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