Blogs from July 2016
This past weekend, Furkids participated in Petco’s National Adoption Weekend. We are happy to announce that our final adoption numbers were 96 cats and 19 dogs. We were able to place 115 animals in forever homes. We would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to the Petco Foundation for sponsoring this event. Because of this event, we have room at our shelters to save even MORE lives! Take a look at some of our newest Furkids kitties from Clayton, Cobb, Gordon, Gwinnett and Jasper County Animal Controls:
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Furkids has two very special, but very difficult cases at the dog shelter right now. Man of Steel and Maleficent are currently residing at the dog shelter and have severe skin issues. Unfortunately, they are both not responding to their medication and will need to see a skin specialist as soon as possible. Furkids needs to come up with $500 per dog to begin specialized treatment, and we can’t do it without your help. Please consider donating toward Man of Steel’s and Maleficent’s treatments at furkids.org/donation.
Man of Steel and Maleficent also need fosters. Animals tend to heal more quickly in a foster home where they are able to rest, relax and receive more one-on-one care. Please consider fostering one of these dogs. Apply to foster at furkids.org/volunteer/foster-a-furkid.
UPDATE: Maleficent (now called "Mallie") has found her forever home!
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Lanier could use all the help he can get. He came from an abusive situation where someone used such force on his tail that it was dislocated from the end of his spine. Because of this, Lanier has urinary nerve damage and has a hard time urinating. His bladder has to be expressed three times per day and he needs medication twice per day to relax his bladder. He is sporting diapers to help with any leaks, but he is able to use the litter box for defecation. Furkids hopes that his nerves will heal so that he is able to live the life of a normal kitty, but right now, his care costs around $75 per month. Furkids needs your help to give Lanier the best life possible. Please consider donating toward Lanier’s medications, diapers, fancy pants and wet food by donating at furkids.org/donation. Every dollar makes a difference!
If you can’t donate money, donate your time by fostering Lanier. Please visit furkids.org/volunteer/foster-a-furkid.
Of course, the greatest gift you could ever give...
Thanks to several generous donations from our PETriots, Furkids was able to save the life of a 4-week-old kitten ove the 4th of July weekend. He came to Furkids from animal control and was appropriately named Patriot. Poor 11 ounce Patriot was severely dehydrated and emaciated, had tapeworms, and was covered in so many fleas that his fur felt grainy. The fleas had drained so much blood from Patriot’s tiny body that he was anemic. He wasn’t expected to make it through his first night.
Patriot was lucky enough to go into a foster home where he has been able to recuperate and receive the one-on-one care he needed to survive. After many treatments, Furkids is happy to report that Patriot is doing very well. At first he was getting fed via syringe, but he is strong enough now to eat on his own. He has gained close to three ounces since he was rescued, and will continue to gain as the tapeworms die off. His foster mom reports that he is quite playful now that he is feeling better.
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by Stephanie Swain
As a Furkids volunteer, there are so many ways you can make an animal feel special as they wait to find their forever homes. The simple act of playing in the yard or taking them on a walk can help their state of well-being. I recently discovered the joy of the “one-on-one outing”. A couple of weeks ago, I took Princess out for a stroll at the park, and then for a doggie sundae at Brusters. It went so well, I decided to take a handsome fella by the name of Whitfield out for a frosty treat.
First off, Whitfield is excellent in the car. He was a bit timid about getting in, but had no problems with me picking him up to help. Once in the car, he was completely relaxed and at ease.
Once we got to Bruster's, Whitfield waited in line for his ice cream and was grateful for the attention from strangers. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a dog love ice cream as much as this guy does... Watch him eat it! He gobbled it down as fast as he could, even turning over the...READ MORE >