Blogs from September 2020

Affordable Vaccination & Microchip Event

Posted on Monday, September 21st

Affordable Vaccination & Microchip Event Furkids is once again partnering with our Subaru Loves Pets partner Troncalli to bring affordable pet vaccinations and microchipping to north Atlanta! We will also have adorable dogs and cats available for adoption. Please join us for this event on Saturday, October 10th, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Many thanks to the ASPCA and Subaru of America, Inc. Grant Program for supporting this event! Saturday October 12, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Troncalli Subaru 820 Atlanta Highway Cumming, GA  30040 678-341-4200   DOG SERVICES Packages: Rabies, Distemper: $15 Rabies, Distemper, Bordetella: $25 Rabies, Distemper, Bordetella, Microchip: $35 A La Carte:… READ MORE >

Can You be Their Hurricane Hero?

Posted on Saturday, September 19th

Can You be Their Hurricane Hero? Hurricane Sally has left an Alabama animal shelter flooded, and homeless animals need our help now! Furkids is preparing to receive dozens of these hurricane survivors - kittens and cats that need comfort, loving arms, and stability. DONATE – Your gift today will go directly to help these refugees heal physically and mentally, and will prepare them for their forever home. Please make a donation now.  ADOPT – If you are considering adding a kitten or cat to your home, now is the time! By adopting, you’ll be rewarded with endless and unconditional love and help us make room to save others. See available… READ MORE >

Have a Heart for Healthy Hearts

Posted on Wednesday, September 9th

Have a Heart for Healthy Hearts So many of the dogs and puppies we rescue have a variety of illnesses, but one deadly illness we see most often is heartworm disease. At times, as many as 50% of the dogs at Furkids are in heartworm treatment – an expensive process that lasts 90 days, from pre meds to injections, and costs roughly $400 when we factor in medications, blood tests, veterinarian and medical staff time, and care for the longer period of time they are with us. We work to mitigate these costs by shortening length of stay when we can by allowing local adoptions. We… READ MORE >

Volunteer Spotlight: Nancy Rinzler

Posted on Wednesday, September 9th

Volunteer Spotlight: Nancy Rinzler We value each and every volunteer who donates their time and energy to our cause. In our Volunteer Spotlight series we're honoring our amazing volunteers and recognize the incredible work that's helped us continue saving the lives of countless homeless animals in need.       Meet Nancy Rinzler.         Why did you choose Furkids to volunteer/foster? I found Furkids when my daughter started an animal welfare club in high school. She partnered with Furkids for fundraising and school-wide dog visits. I continued the relationship she started.   How long have you been a volunteer/foster at Furkids? … READ MORE >

Jacque’s Two-Pound Spa Treatment

Posted on Saturday, September 5th

Jacque’s Two-Pound Spa Treatment Would you like to lose almost 10% of your body weight in an hour? Poor Jacque came to Furkids from a sad situation, where his human passed away. When he arrived, Jacque weighed a whopping 24 lbs and was covered in the worst mats we’ve seen in our 18 years of lifesaving! Although it was the end of the day, our med team wouldn’t consider allowing him to suffer one more second and stayed into the evening to shave the horrible mess off his body - all 2 lbs of it!  Between his obesity, which limited his ability to self-groom,… READ MORE >