Help Furkids Win The 2018 Give Atlanta Challenge!

Posted on Wednesday, October 31st

Help Furkids Win The 2018 Give Atlanta Challenge! Give Atlanta 2018 is in full swing! Last year, you blew us away with your support during the first ever Give Atlanta Challenge. Let’s take a look back at some of the numbers from Give Atlanta 2017: Money raised: $69,182 # of fundraisers: 38 # of donors: 504 Prize money won: $20,750 Total raised: almost $90,000!   That’s right - last year we raised almost $90,000 through the Give Atlanta Challenge! With those funds, we have rescued and found homes for 2,676 animals so far this year, launched our innovative TransFUR program (saving another 700+ lives to date), rescued animals… READ MORE >

A TransFUR Coalition Success Story - Abbott & Costello’s Journey

Posted on Wednesday, August 22nd

A TransFUR Coalition Success Story - Abbott & Costello’s Journey On a hot morning in mid-July, brothers Abbott & Costello were surrendered to a rural animal shelter in Georgia. Since they were surrendered by their owner, this put Abbott & Costello at the top of the euthanasia list in a crowded shelter. No longer wanted, their prospects were bleak and their luck had run out. At about the time Abbott & Costello were surrendered, Furkids was busy organizing another north-bound transport to save the lives of Georgia kitties by sending them to states where they are looking for more adoptable cats. Furkids contacted a rescue group in Savannah to tell… READ MORE >

What life-saving change allowed a long-time Furkid to find a new home in minutes?

Posted on Friday, July 13th

What life-saving change allowed a long-time Furkid to find a new home in minutes? Now you can be a part of a game-changing new program! Tessa, a beautiful kitty, lived at Furkids for nearly 365 long days, watching adopters leave the shelter with other cats. Sadly, Tessa was always left behind, and our staff members watched this affectionate cat lose her spirit. Until a bold new program matched Tessa with an unlikely adoptive family - almost immediately. Furkids and the Athens Area Humane Society joined forces to launch the Georgia Interstate TransFUR Coalition, an innovative state-to-state animal adoption program. The purpose is to give homeless Georgia pets a better chance at adoption by sending them… READ MORE >

Advocate For Our Dogs

Posted on Tuesday, October 11th

October is ADOPT A SHELTER DOG MONTH! Furkids has already found 30 dogs homes this month, even for some “harder to place” dogs like Trooper. Trooper was found starving to death,  left in a crate in the middle of a busy road. Because of this traumatic experience, he had exhibited some behavior that turned potential adopters off, but what those people didn’t know was that he was just acting out because he was terrified.  These “hard to place” dogs are animals that have been in our program for some time and have special circumstances that the average adopter may not… READ MORE >

National Mutt Day

Posted on Thursday, July 28th

August is just around the corner, but the last day of July is what it’s all about! National Mutt Day is coming up and we want to celebrate all the mutts in our shelter and in the world! National Mutt Day was founded 11 years ago by Colleen Paige. Paige wanted to shed some light on mixed-breed dogs who are often overlooked. There is such a high demand for “designer breeds” that many unwanted mutts go into shelters and never come out. Always adopt. There are so many dogs in shelters waiting for forever homes. Furkids loves all dogs, designers… READ MORE >

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