Domestic Violence: Sheltering in place isn’t safe for everyone

Posted on Wednesday, May 20th

Domestic Violence: Sheltering in place isn’t safe for everyone As a result of the COVID-19 lockdown, some people have been trapped at home with abusive family members when they previously at least had the ability to seek refuge elsewhere. With more victims of domestic violence confined with abusers, hotlines have seen a spike in pleas for help. Domestic violence destroys families and hurts everyone, including pet family members. Sasha is one of those pets who came to us from a very traumatic past. She’s a sweet girl and is improving a little bit, day by day at Furkids. Sasha is still shy, and values her space, but she can't deny how… READ MORE >

Pledge to Save Pet Lives!

Posted on Tuesday, May 12th

Pledge to Save Pet Lives! Take the Pledge to Save Pet Lives   Approximately 1.5 million pets are unnecessarily euthanized in U.S. shelters each year. Now more than ever, we are asking all animal lovers to take action and help Furkids continue to save animal lives in our community! Join us along with Petco Foundation and BOBS from Skechers and take the pledge to #savepetlives.  How You Can Save Pet Lives With Furkids Adopt Social distancing isn't lonely with a Furkid. Now is the perfect time to open your heart and home to a homeless animal in need. You'll have plenty of one-on-one time with… READ MORE >

Puppies Go from Abandonment to Awesome

Posted on Tuesday, May 5th

Puppies Go from Abandonment to Awesome These puppies were scared, miserably uncomfortable, alone in a rural trailer park where no one knew them – and their mom was gone. They had to be so scared! They were picked up by local animal control, where they were placed in an outdoor doghouse that kept them out of the elements; and because they appeared to have contagious mange. The puppies had to go somewhere safe, since their odds of making it out of animal control in their condition alive were not good. Thankfully, animal control contacted Furkids, and we quickly went to give these puppies a real freedom… READ MORE >

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 >

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