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Blogs from May 2017

Furkids Awarded Coveted FOUR STAR Rating with Charity Navigator!

Posted by Furkids Admin | Friday, May 12th

You already know that when you donate to Furkids, you're supporting a great cause. But now, it's official! On May 1, Furkids was awarded a coveted FOUR STAR rating with Charity Navigator for sound fiscal management and a proven commitment to accountability and transparency. Four Stars are only awarded to organizations recognized as "Exceptional". This designation indicates that Furkids "Exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in its Cause." Samantha Shelton, President & CEO of Furkids stated, “We are honored to be given this important distinction. This is a recognition of our hard work in the pursuit to make our… READ MORE >

Accentuate the PAWSitive - FIV is No Big Deal!

Posted by Furkids Admin | Thursday, May 11th

On April 22nd, we hosted our very first "Accentuate the PAWSitive" PAWty to spotlight our fabulous felines who happen to test positive for FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus). Long misunderstood, these beautiful, friendly, and highly-adoptable cats are sometimes viewed as a threat to non-FIV kitties, although the virus is transmitted only through deep bite wounds (the type delivered by un-altered territorial toms), and from mom to baby. They have even been euthanized, because they were deemed "sick". FIV cats do have an elevated risk for very treatable conditions like upper respiratory infections, but these are easily detected and resolved. The fact… READ MORE >

Samurai’s Sad Story, and a Happy New Beginning!

Posted by Furkids Admin | Thursday, May 11th

*Out of respect for our friends, family, and followers, we are going to tell Samurai's story with words rather than pictures. The photos are difficult for even rescue professionals to stomach, so we are not sharing them here.* Samurai came to the attention of Furkids a while ago, when one of our previous kennel techs heard his tale. He was cowering in a drainage ditch at an apartment complex in Flowery Branch, and he was badly injured. It took about a week for a group of volunteers to finally capture him, and he went straight into emergency care. He had… READ MORE >

Nothing Compares to a Mother’s Love!

Posted by Furkids Admin | Thursday, May 11th

Nothing Compares to a Mother's Love! Sweet mom, MOSAIC, gets a smooch from little PRISM, as MURAL looks on. It's a pretty picture, but here's the cold reality - many of these precious families don't make it out of shelters. Especially this time of year. Kitten Season brings with it rampant cuteness, and deep despair. So many in need, and so few resources. We watch our beautiful mom cats tenderly and lovingly care for their littles, and we're so grateful they're safe in Furkids' embrace. But there are always more, waiting... This year, why not honor your own wonderful mother,… READ MORE >

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