Blogs from March 2015

WE’VE GOT WALLS! BUT WE NEED FURNITURE!

Posted on Tuesday, March 24th

The past week has been a CRAZY ROLLER COASTER RIDE for the staff and volunteers at the Furkids Cat Shelter. We DOUBLED the size of the shelter, literally overnight, thanks to a very special donor. Cats were moved from our FIV+ house into their new FIV+ suite; and our Purrkids cats, who work with our socializing team, transitioned from their original shelter rooms to their new digs. And what’s a major move without an Open House in the middle of it? Our Annual Open House precipitated all of the excitement, and the middle-of-the-night activity. Friends, family and fans were so… READ MORE >

Record Breaking Open House Weekend – 42 Cats Adopted!

Posted on Tuesday, March 24th

RECORDS ARE MADE TO BE BROKEN, AND WE SHATTERED OURS, AT THE CAT SHELTER OPEN HOUSE! We also had One Heck of a GOOD TIME!What a GREAT weekend for the Furkids Cat Shelter! Our Annual Open House, March 21st and 22nd, was a joyous occasion; as we showed off our new, expanded space to throngs of Furkids supporters! Saturday was a beautiful day, and families took advantage of the gorgeous weather to take a tour, bop to some retro tunes, jump in a bouncy house, eat fantastic BBQ, browse our beautiful new gift shop, and buy baked goods (both home-made and from the… READ MORE >

Lemond – Missing Ear Kitty becomes a Furkid

Posted on Tuesday, March 24th

Four-year-old Lemond came to the attention of Furkids this past week. He was in animal control, covered with fleas and filth. He was breathing through his mouth, likely because of a severe respiratory infection.Lemond is also missing an ear; and has just one functional eye. Not a pretty kitty by most standards, and not a likely candidate for rescue. But, Furkids said, “Yes! We will take him!” The call for donations went out on Facebook, and brand-new Lemond fans stepped up to insure he would receive initial vetting, and an ER evaluation! He went straight to the hospital, and had his exam yesterday. Here is… READ MORE >

Abandoned on the side of the road – left for dead

Posted on Tuesday, March 24th

Chloe’s rescue story is unimaginable. It is something you read about in a newspaper and drop your jaw in amazement. Chloe was found abandoned in a cat carrier on the side of a busy road in Chamblee. She was left for dead. Actually, she was left for worse than dead. Had someone not found her she would have continued to suffer cruely from dehydration, starvation and eventually die an agonizing death. LUCKILY someone with a keen attention to detail noticed the carrier and pulled over to find this precious baby! Chloe was rescued weighing a mere 3.5 lbs. The vets… READ MORE >

New Life can be Deadly for Unwanted Pets

Posted on Thursday, March 12th

Springs means new life and growth. While beautiful flowers bloom and baby rabbits frolic, “new life” can also create a serious community issue—hundreds of unwanted, homeless puppies and kittens. And, the cycle of life continues. Being cute, young and sweet does not guarantee survival on the street or adoption from a county shelter. Imagine cardboard boxes of puppies and kittens showing up at community shelters with limited space. The adoption line is short, and soon animals are out of time. Room must be made for the next truck load. It is a sad reality most shelters face. As a no-kill… READ MORE >

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