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Blogs from June 2016

Mackenzie’s Story - a Lifetime of Challenges in Two Short Years

Posted by Furkids Admin | Thursday, June 30th

My name is Mackenzie.  I recently arrived to Furkids and I’m absolutely terrified. I’ve experienced more abuse and trauma than most cats in my two short years on this Earth, but I’ve been strong. Right now, I’m in a lot of pain because a mean human hit me in my eye (the doctors say it is called “blunt force trauma”). I was pregnant, but the attack hurt and stressed me out so badly that it caused me to go into labor early. My kittens weren’t ready! I am very confused and sad because they didn’t survive.

Furkids is doing the best they can to help me. They have been giving me medicine for pain, but they said I will definitely need surgery to remove my eye and antibiotics. I promise I am very sweet, but I’ve been through a lot. I am in desperate need of a foster home and would really love a calm, quiet environment where my body and my heart can heal.

All of my medical care is going to cost at least $400. Please consider making a donation toward my expenses by visiting...


Spike has Spirit!

Posted by Furkids Admin | Thursday, June 30th

Hi, I’m Spike. I only just arrived to Furkids earlier this week. Furkids got a call came to rescue me and my two fur-siblings. They found me outside in the garbage-filled backyard where we lived. The Furkids vets said I am sick and have Parvovirus, but my humans never took me to the vet to get a check-up, so how was I supposed to know? I also was suffering from Heat Stroke from being left out in the summer sun with nowhere to go. I’m a Poodle with black hair, so I get hot pretty easily.

Furkids got to me and the two dogs I lived with just in time. I am being carefully monitored, but I have a long road to recovery. Please help my friends and me get the care we need; the estimated costs are $1500! Donate now at and follow Furkids on Facebook for my updates. 


Fireworks and our Furry Friends

Posted by Furkids Admin | Thursday, June 30th

Independence Day is almost here, and we all know that means cookouts, family fun and most of all, fireworks! While fireworks are a fun and beautiful way to celebrate for humans, they can be stressful and frightening for animals. More animals are reported missing after the 4th of July than at any other point during the year.  In fact, July 5 is the busiest shelter intake day, which is why it is imperative to make sure that your animals are secure. When your pet hears the loud, explosive “POP” from a firework, they may run away to seek shelter. 

It is usually best to leave Fido at home during firework displays. Microchips are especially important as they make it simple for a vet, shelter, or other pet care facility to scan your lost pet for information. Always keep your pet’s microchip information up-to-date!

Furkids wishes you a Happy Independence Day and ask that you stay safe this weekend!


It’s Summer: Time to Clear the Shelter in Partnership with the Petco Foundation!

Posted by Furkids Admin | Thursday, June 30th

Summer is always a challenging time of the year for shelters: Our intake numbers skyrocket and adoptions and donations plunge. Petco National Adoption Weekend is July 9 and 10, and Furkids’ goal this year is to clear our shelters. Every one of our cats and dogs deserve a loving home.

Furkids is offering PAWSOME opportunities to save on adoption fees during the event. All kittens’ adoption fees will be only $50 each and all cats one year and older will be $9!

Those who adopt during Petco National Adoption weekend, July 9-10, will receive a “Welcome to the Family” voucher with special offers and discounts worth $650 from Petco. So, what are you waiting for? Fill out an adoption application at to get pre-approved!


Buckhead Petco
3756-B Roswell Road NE, 3756b Roswell Road NE, GA 30342
July 10: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Decatur/Emory Petco
2115 N Decatur Rd, Decatur, GA 30033
July 9: 2 – 5 p.m.

Edgewood Petco
1267 Caroline St NE, Atlanta, GA...


Small but Mighty Thor!

Posted by Furkids Admin | Thursday, June 30th

Meet Thor. He’s a tiny little guy leaving a mighty impression on Furkids’ social media. You may recall seeing posts about a black kitten who came to us paralyzed and with an upper respiratory infection. You might have even made a much-needed donation to go toward his vetting. Furkids is happy to report that Thor is doing well in foster care. We had a chance to speak with his foster mom, Heather O’ Callaghan, who said that things are looking up for the little guy.

“He doesn't know he is different,” said Heather. “He plays like other kittens, just on 2 legs. He runs (his version of running) after his toys, and he runs from us. I actually had a hard time catching him in our bedroom one day when he was out playing.”

Heather said that Thor is a goofball who loves kisses and having his ears scratched (since he can’t do it himself). He is even quite the little daredevil. When Heather sits on the floor, he crawls up onto her lap and jumps off!

Being the awesome foster she...

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