Blogs from March 2016

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

Posted on 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… READ MORE >

April is Heartworm Awareness Month!

Posted on 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… READ MORE >

National Volunteer Week, April 10-16!

Posted on 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… READ MORE >

Calling All Hottest Hounds in Atlanta!

Posted on 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.      BOOK A PAGE FOR YOUR DOG TODAY! For more information, email, and see photos from past year's books at  Purchase your dog's (or… READ MORE >

In the Dark of the Night…

Posted on 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… READ MORE >

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