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Blogs from March 2016

Celebrate a Record-Breaking Year at Furkids’ 14th Birthday Party!

Posted by Furkids Admin | Monday, March 28th

Furkids' volunteers, donors and staff make a significant difference in the lives of cats and dogs every day of the year.  In 2015, 3,000 were saved and adopted into wonderful homes. Help celebrate the hard work with fellow rescuers by attending the 14th Birthday party.  Get your tickets now for the Furkids’ 14th Anniversary Party and join us for this fun celebration!  Buy your tickets for Saturday, May 7th! Join fellow Furkids in celebration of 14 wonderful years of breaking records.  Purchase tickets in advance here...

   The Anniversary Party will be at the Carlos Hellenic Center, and Furkids has WONDERFUL items for the auction - all to help save more Furkids.  If you have something to donate to the auction, email If you are interested in being a sponsor for this vital fundraiser, please contact

See you in May!


April is Heartworm Awareness Month!

Posted by Furkids Admin | Monday, March 28th

Get ready…it is almost time for mosquitoes, a major host for heartworms in dogs. Heartworms are long (up to a foot) that live in the heart, lungs and blood vessels of affected pets, and cause severe lung disease, heart failure and organ damage.  For heartworm positive dogs in a municipal facility, heartworms are often a death sentence, as the funds aren’t available for treatment.

Prevention is an inexpensive, monthly pill, but treatment for a heartworm-infected dog is not – it costs $300 - $600 per animal, and the dog must be kept in a quiet place, such as a foster home. Since Furkids acquired Small Dog Rescue four years ago, it has invested thousands of dollars in prevention and treatment of heartworms in dogs, so they can go on to live long, happy lives.  Please help Furkids manage this must needed care, and save dogs like Helena, Trenton and Georgetown (below), by DONATING TODAY! 




National Volunteer Week, April 10-16!

Posted by Furkids Admin | Monday, March 28th

Volunteers are the life blood of Furkids! We are blessed to have over 1000 of the best and brightest volunteers that serve our animals and the community! Here are some of the many, many services (in no particular order) that they provide to the cats and dogs, and for that, they, and the Furkids staff, are forever grateful!  Please join us in wishing our volunteers a Happy National Volunteer Week! Our animals send them a big, sloppy kiss from their favorite dog or cat!





Here’s what volunteers do to make a difference in the life of an animal:


Window-washer           Floor-sweeper              Store volunteer

Dog-brusher                 Auction item donor     Litter box cleaner

Laundry folder              Group leader                Adoption counselor

Foster home                 Store manager             Social media

Graphic design             Event management     HVAC filter changer

Photograph taker         Dishwasher                   Dog walker


Calling All Hottest Hounds in Atlanta!

Posted by Furkids Admin | Sunday, March 27th

A NEW BOOK, featuring Atlanta's Hottest Dogs is being published, with profits benefitting FURKIDS!

Hottest Hounds Atlanta is a beautiful coffee table book that features photographs of local dogs at area hot spots. 30% of the sale of each book will benefit FURKIDs, Georgia's largest no-kill animal shelter,  to help our four-legged friends in need. 

All dogs, big and small, rescue and full-bred are invited to be a part of theHottest Hounds book! Our professional photographer does an amazing job of capturing each dog's unique personality. 




For more information, email, and see photos from past year's books at

Purchase your dog's (or dogs') spot in this special book today. The next photo shoot is May 13 and 14! The completed book will be unveiled in November. Be sure...


In the Dark of the Night…

Posted by Furkids Admin | Sunday, March 27th

On March 23, in the dark of the night, 26 cats and kittens were delivered, in desperate conditions, to the front porch of the Furkids Cat Shelter.

Crammed into seven carriers (one carrier had an adult and nine kittens), they were scared, dirty, hungry and didn’t know where they were. The Furkids staff and volunteers began medical triage to evaluate the condition of every, single, animal – all 26 of them.

What we found is this:  one pregnant female, in labor (has since given birth to six kittens); two litters of kittens, nursing moms, three FELV positive kittens, and a host of medical needs.  While some of the animals were already altered, several need immediate care medical care:  eye removal, dental surgery, FELV treatment for some of the kittens and other challenges. 

Furkids is in the animal rescue business, but abandonment of an animal is against the law. We have videotape of the offender and the vehicle, and are working with the authorities to address the violation. ...

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