Blogs from March 2020

Saving and Transforming Lives – Inside and Out

Posted on Thursday, March 26th

Saving and Transforming Lives – Inside and Out Scruffles Eight-year-old Scruffles was starving and gravely ill, with an abscess in his ear and an upper respiratory infection. With cut-up ears, broken tail and scars all over his face, it was clear Scruffles was brave in the many scraps he got into living on the streets. Scruffles had clearly been struggling to survive outdoors for a really long time, and he was clearly on his last leg. The woman who saved Scruffles said, “I’ve never been through such a dramatic and constantly intense rescue before in my life. I hope to never see another animal in his frightening condition again.… READ MORE >

Help Salvage our Anniversary Celebration!

Posted on Wednesday, March 18th

Help Salvage our Anniversary Celebration! Furkids is adjusting our operations in response to the coronavirus pandemic. We are experiencing a significant impact on our ability to save animals and on our fundraising efforts. We are especially concerned about the animals likely to be surrendered to shelters as families are challenged to make ends meet or are too ill to care for their pets. Resources are already rapidly depleting at shelters, forcing many to close their doors.  Because of this crisis, Furkids had to cancel our most vital fundraiser - our 18th Anniversary Celebration. Historically, this party has generated critical lifesaving revenue – around $150,000 of our annual… READ MORE >

Furkids in the Midst of COVID-19

Posted on Wednesday, March 18th

Furkids in the Midst of COVID-19 In response to the coronavirus, Furkids is adjusting our shelter and adoption operations. While we do not know what the coming weeks hold, we do know that the health and safety of our Furkids community is of utmost importance. Therefore, we have implemented the following operational changes: Furkids Operational Changes Cat adoptions have been temporarily consolidated to our Pet Adoption and Community Resource Center in Peachtree Corners at 4015 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Suite 390, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092.   Our Alpharetta Dog Shelter and Peachtree Corners Pet Adoption & Community Resource Center are open for adoptions by appointment only. To set… READ MORE >

Furkids Rescues Kittens with Swimmer’s Syndrome

Posted on Thursday, March 5th

Furkids Rescues Kittens with Swimmer’s Syndrome Recently, Furkids was called upon to help rescue dozens of cats and kittens from a filthy, run-down home. It was a truly sad situation for these helpless, fragile animals! We’ve discovered three of the kittens have Swimmer’s Syndrome, a congenital condition that can occur in young kittens, causing the legs (typically the hind limbs) to splay laterally. These kittens look like little frogs, with their hips and feet rotated out to the side, rather than underneath their bodies. The great news is that with time, proper therapy, and a lot of patience, Swimmer’s Syndrome can be corrected. We’ve dubbed this plucky trio the “Furkids Swim Team”, and we’re working 24x7 to bottle feed, clean and provide a strong… READ MORE >