Blogs from October 2015
Furkids is gearing up for one of our biggest events of the year, Paws for Cocktails, on Nov. 5. In order to make this party a success we need your help to secure auction items. Guests will bid on these items and help us raise much needed funds for the care of our homeless pets. It a fun way to raise money! It is as simple as 1, 2, 3.
1. Identify a business, artist or experience you feel you could help get donated to our auction. This could be a friend with a restaurant who will donate a certificate or a co-worker with unique ties to a golf resort that can get some free passes. Think outside of the box and get creative! Gift cards and unique experiences like tours and vacations do very well at our auction so if you know someone willing to donate a weekend at their beach house let us know!
2. Approach the company or person with our donation form. You can print it here. They will fill out this form and turn it in to us with the item. They can mail it in, you can bring it to us or we...READ MORE >
Vet Techs and Vet Assistants are the beating heart of any animal shelter. Renee Cardona, Animal Care Manager at Furkids, is an amazing example of a heart that keeps on giving.
A (human) nurse, Renee began her journey with Furkids in 2005 as a volunteer, cleaning rooms 123, 4, and 6 (the FIV room at that time) each Monday and Thursday. That same year, Renee and her family (husband Fred, daughters Kayla, 10, and Hannah, 5) adopted their first Furkid, a black and white tux named Pepe Le Pew (now Mon). More tuxes (a Renee favorite) have joined the family, along with a calico here and there!
As Furkids grew, Renee expanded her medical skills to the Furkids residents, helping out with the med team, assisting with surgeries, transports, medical fostering and ultimately came on staff in 2008, as animal care manager.
When asked about her career focus in rescue, Renee said, “There is nothing I would rather do more than working with the animals at Furkids.”
There have been many rewards,...
Gwinnett Police are looking for the public’s help to find who’s responsible for leaving an injured and emaciated dog tightly wrapped in a blanket next to a roadway.
Nicknamed “Adam” by Gwinnett Animal Control staffers, the schnauzer poodle mix was found Oct. 15 by a passerby at the intersection of Rotondo Way and Rotondo Place near Norcross, police said in a Friday news release.
When the animal control officer unwrapped the dog, he found it in extremely poor health and took it for emergency treament.
Adam was emaciated, severely dehydrated, and had urine scald over the majority of his body, according to animal control Dr. Solveig Evans.
Matted fur on the dog’s face covered its eyes and made it difficult for it to open its mouth. Matting also covered the dog’s body.
“Dr. Evans believed that the dog had been locked inside a crate and sitting in urine and fecal matter for a period of several weeks up to several months,” Gwinnett Police Public Information Officer Cpl....READ MORE >
Precious senior Ollie has been through way too much. He came to Furkids years ago, after being rescued from some children who poured scalding water over him. Ollie healed well, but the abuse resulted in some hair loss. This sweet guy has bald patches.
Ollie was adopted soon after he healed, and had many good years with his loving mama, until earlier this year; when she was in a horrible car accident. Sadly, Ollie's mom succumbed to her injuries.
Ollie came back to Furkids, along with his housemate, Willow. She was soon adopted, and Ollie settled in to the shelter life, basking in the love of staff and vols who adore him. In spite of his history of abuse, Ollie has a heart as golden as his fur. Everybody at Furkids loves Ollie.
So we were elated when he was adopted last week! But an unforeseen issue arose with a roommate; and his adopter, in Ollie's best interest, returned him to Furkids. (For the record, Ollie was not in any danger, and he did nothing to cause his return. It was a...
Furkids adoption team placed 187 cats and dogs in loving homes during September 2015. These volunteers work tirelessly to help place animals in forever homes. THANK YOU TO OUR AMAZING ADOPTION TEAM MEMBERS!
Below is a list of everyone that was adopted. Congratulations to the new families! While we celebrate these adoptions, remember we still have hundreds waiting in the wings to be adopted. Our Cage Free Cat Shelter and Dog Shelter are open three days a week for visitors. We hope to see you soon!
CATS: 126 Adoptions
151047 Alabama, 151308 Alamosa, 150656 Alaska, 150247 Amy Brenda, 150960 Andes, 151038 Angeles, 8561 Annette, 151702 Astro, 150666 Avondale, 150961 Barley, 151389 Beetlejuice, 151633 Belly, 151199 Billie Holiday, 151629 Bink, 150663 Blueberry, 150370 Boots, 151306 Boulder, 151033 Brackett, 150910 Bradley, 151369 Brando, 150888 Brannon, 150887 Brody, 151050 Bubs (was Grumpy), 151051 Bunk (was Happy), 151090 Buster, 151517 Calvin, 151310 Carlene, 151491 Carlos, ...READ MORE >