Blogs from June 2017
We're trying to save 61 lives, and we need you!
You might have seen, read, or heard by now that Bartow County Animal Control has had an outbreak of potentially deadly feline panleukopenia - also known as feline distemper or feline parvo. All of the cats in the facility would have to be euthanized unless someone intervened.
A licensed Georgia rescue could quarantine and monitor them, under very specific Department of Agriculture guidelines, for 14 days. This would be a huge undertaking, but Furkids had done this before on a smaller scale, several years ago. Even though it's kitten season and we are absolutely slammed, we decided we absolutely had to step up.
The DOA did a biosecurity inspection of our facility, and approved the plan; so our team went to Bartow County today to bring back what we thought would be 30 cats. Then, we were told 37 cats. When we arrived, the number had grown - to 61!
(Quick note of clarification - they will not all be Furkids. Most were pending to go to...READ MORE >
Strap on that helmet, and pull your seat belt tight, y'all...we're about to take you on a wild ride!
A couple of weeks ago, we were alerted to an organization called atlanticbreeders.com by a reader. Their street address is identical to ours, except it doesn't have a suite number. The poster wondered if this was a scam; and we wondered if our landlord had rented space to a dog breeder. We did a little investigating.
More questions came in over the next few days - we were puzzled, and distressed that anyone would think Furkids had an an affiliation with a breeder. After all, one of our missions is to convince people to "Adopt, Don't Shop"!
Then, last Saturday, we got a plea from someone who was supposed to pay a "deposit" on a pup by close of the day. He was frantic for information on this organization that, he thought, shared our physical space.
We dug deep. Turns out, the Atlantic Breeders phone number - which appears to be local to Atlanta - is actually a spoofed number in...