Blogs from July 2016

Petco BE A LIFESAVER National Adoption Weekend Success

Posted on Thursday, July 14th

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:  READ MORE >

Man of Steel and Maleficent Need Heroes

Posted on Thursday, July 14th

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 Man of Steel and Maleficent also need fosters. Animals tend to heal more quickly… READ MORE >

Little Lanier’s Tale

Posted on Thursday, July 14th

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… READ MORE >

PETriots for Patriot

Posted on Thursday, July 14th

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… READ MORE >

A Whirl with Whitfield

Posted on Thursday, July 14th

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.… READ MORE >

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