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 >

Ellie’s Journey: Please help us raise crucial lifesaving funds on #GivingTuesday!

Posted on Monday, November 30th

Ellie’s Journey: Please help us raise crucial lifesaving funds on #GivingTuesday! Tomorrow is one of our biggest fundraising days of the year… #GivingTuesday and #GAGivesDay! We need your help to meet our $100,000 goal: your donation will help save the lives of some of the most at-risk animals across our state and beyond. Meet Ellie. This courageous girl miraculously survived a hit-and-run with no broken bones, but both of her eyes were severely impacted. Left alone on the side of the road, the roughed-up pup arrived at animal control following the traumatic accident in need of immediate, life-saving medical attention. The Furkids medical team was able to spare her right eye but… READ MORE >

Submit Your Adoption Story - Help Furkids Win $100,000

Posted on Wednesday, August 26th

Submit Your Adoption Story - Help Furkids Win $100,000 Has your adopted Furkid changed your life? Share your story - Help save lives and make our holiday wishes come true! The Petco Foundation and co-sponsor BOBS from Skechers are looking for looking for stories about how the pet you adopted from Furkids has changed your life for the better, and Furkids needs your help! There are dozens of prizes, and winning stories will receive up to $100,000 in a Holiday Wishes grant award for Furkids PLUS winning adopters will receive a Petco shopping spree and BOBS from Skechers shoes! All you need to do is write and share your story about how adopting your pet has changed your life for the better, as… READ MORE >

Pet Adoptions on the Rise During Coronavirus Outbreak

Posted on Thursday, April 9th

Pet Adoptions on the Rise During Coronavirus Outbreak By Justin Felder, Fox 5 Atlanta Pet adoptions in our area are on the rise, demonstrated by a very busy time at Furkids, an animal rescue and shelter in Alpharetta. As of Thursday morning, they've already had 29 adoptions in the month of April, well ahead of their normal pace. Many more dogs are being fostered; inside the shelter, there are 5 dogs waiting for their new homes. There are regularly more than 60 dogs in the shelter at a time. "I'm so happy we've been able to place so many loving dogs in these great homes, and I'm ready to get… READ MORE >

Junie was Broken, but Now has a Home!

Posted on Thursday, February 27th

Junie was Broken, but Now has a Home! Tiny Kitten Junie was found abandoned, lying on the side of the road and shivering in the rain. It was clear that she had given up on trying to make it. Her rescuers picked her up and tried to see if she could stand, and she couldn’t. X-rays confirmed both of Junie’s hind legs were broken. One was so badly injured it had to be amputated, and veterinarians where concerned her remaining hind leg might have nerve damage so extensive it might never be functional. But through Junie’s unbreakable will and the care of our medical team, she made an amazing recovery. This… READ MORE >

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