Blogs from December 2020

Fostering Saves Lives

Posted on Thursday, December 31st

Fostering Saves Lives In early March, our family received an urgent call from the Furkids Foster Home Coordinator. A litter of five kittens had just arrived and two were deathly ill. As a veterinary technician, my skill set was prepared to take them on--and as a mom, I knew my maternal instincts would somehow play a role in keeping these babies alive.  At just three weeks old, all five kits were suffering upper respiratory infections. Two of them, Captain and Blindbeard, were also presenting much more complicated symptoms than their siblings. They were lethargic, weak, and had severe eye ulcerations. Our days and nights were filled… READ MORE >

Furkids TransFUR Program Expands

Posted on Tuesday, December 29th

Furkids TransFUR Program Expands Giving the gift of life never stops at Furkids.  In 2020, our domestic TransFUR program expanded to the islands of Puerto Rico & St. Croix, bringing more than 170 homeless and abandoned dogs stateside. The islands have been struck with earthquakes, economic hardships and pure devastation during 2020. And in turn, pet abandonment is at an all-time high. With limited shelter resources, the islands are overpopulated with “street dogs” trying to escape the inevitable—death! At Furkids, saving the lives of animals is our core mission—no matter how near or far! Without your support, all of these deserving dogs would have been euthanized and/or… READ MORE >

Scruffy’s Road Home

Posted on Tuesday, December 29th

Scruffy’s Road Home "I was dumped at a rural county shelter, and I knew I was doomed." "I mean, who would take a chance on a blind, one-eyed, senior dog with multiple cancerous tumors covered in his own filth? I heard them whisper the word euthanize and I knew my time was running out. I actually felt a sense of relief after all these years of neglect. My hope for a sweet life had run dry and I was ready to cross the Rainbow Bridge….until Furkids saved my life!” Furkids received a plea for help about Scruffy and his scheduled euthanasia. With his life on the line,… READ MORE >

A Holiday Message From Our Founder

Posted on Tuesday, December 15th

A Holiday Message From Our Founder As I look back on 2020, it’s so tempting to focus on how COVID-19 impacted all of us. While schools shut down and businesses were vulnerable, one thing remained constant—our shared commitment for helping homeless animals in need. Throughout these months, I’ve found it helpful to focus on what we do have and the deep passion that bonds our Furkids community. Thanks to our dedicated employees and volunteers, we kept our shelters open during the pandemic while many other rescue organizations shut down. Desperate animals needed us more than ever as cruelty and abandonment cases increased. On the flip side,… READ MORE >

BISSELL Pet Foundation’s Empty the Shelters - Holiday Hope Event

Posted on Monday, December 7th

BISSELL Pet Foundation’s Empty the Shelters - Holiday Hope Event BISSELL Pet Foundation Brings Holiday Hope to 170 Animal Shelters Across the Country: Empty the Shelter Starts Today! Furkids is proud to be participating, once again, in the BISSELL Pet Foundation's Empty the Shelters – Holiday Hope event. From December 9-13, Bissell Pet Foundation is generously sponsoring reduced adoption fees for adoptable cats at Furkids. All cats and kittens available for this promotion can be adopted for $25. Seniors (10+ yrs) and FIV/FeLV+ adoptions are always free.  Find your next feline friend for you and your family here.  Please note, We are currently accepting visitors by appointment only. Please apply for pre-approval… READ MORE >

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