Blogs from August 2016

September Petco National Adoption Weekend

Posted on Thursday, August 25th

Once a month, the Petco Foundation hosts a National Adoption Weekend across the United States in order to find homes for thousands of homeless animals. It is a huge initiative that gets major results in clearing the shelters. In July, Furkids adopted out 115 animals for Petco National Adoption Weekend, which contributed to our BEST MONTH OF ADOPTIONS EVER! Petco's National Adoption Weekends are a great opportunity to add a Furkid to your family! When you adopt one of our dogs or cats, you will receive over $650 in savings from Petco! The next National Adoption Weekend is coming up… READ MORE >

The Diaper Kitties

Posted on Thursday, August 25th

Lanier, Carter Rabbit and Rain all have a dirty little secret… it’s their diapers. They each have their own reason for being incontinent. For Lanier, it is because someone used such force on his tail that it was dislocated from the end of his spine, (the vets say he was likely picked up by his tail and spun). Because of this, Lanier has urinary nerve damage and has no control. He is currently on medication that relaxes the bladder muscle and he gets expressed on a regular basis. Carter Rabbit is named so because 1) he was found outside of… READ MORE >

It’s Re-enrollment Time for Kroger Community Rewards

Posted on Thursday, August 25th

Are you a Kroger Plus customer? If so, you can help Furkids by enrolling in Kroger Community Rewards. Kroger gives money back to your preferred charity when you use your Kroger Plus card. It’s so easy! For those who already use their card to benefit Furkids: It’s re-enrollment time! Follow the instructions below on how to help Furkids with Kroger Community Rewards! STEP 1: Visit KROGER.COM in your preferred web browser. STEP 2: Create an account or log-in with your Kroger username and password. STEP 3: Go to the COMMUNITY tab and select COMMUNITY REWARDS. STEP 4: Click ENROLL or… READ MORE >

Hammer, the 11 Year Resident

Posted on Thursday, August 25th

After 11 years in the Furkids Cat Shelter, Hammer was adopted on Monday, August 22. He is a loving kitty who wants attention from everyone in the room. You could say he’s a bit of a Ham…mer.  Furkids founder and CEO, Samantha Shelton, said that she can remember the day Hammer was rescued from a hoarding situation. She also said Hammer was the last one out of the house, and now, the last one out of the shelter. “I never imagined it would take him 11 years to be adopted. We are so thrilled to see him go home with… READ MORE >

Best Friends Forever

Posted on Thursday, August 25th

Owner surrenders are already a sad situation, but Furkids has recently taken several older bonded pairs as owner surrenders into the program. These cats have grown up with each other and with their owners, and have lived many years knowing what it is to have a home. Imagine their confusion when they are suddenly dropped off at a shelter, away from their people after so many years. Unfortunately, some older cats begin to shut down completely when they are torn away from their normal lives.  Our current bonded pairs are: Milley & Quinn, 11 years old Little Jerry & Peanut,… READ MORE >

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