Blogs from June 2016

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

Posted on 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… READ MORE >

Spike has Spirit!

Posted on 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… READ MORE >

Fireworks and our Furry Friends

Posted on 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… READ MORE >

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

Posted on 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… READ MORE >

Small but Mighty Thor!

Posted on 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… READ MORE >

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