Open Your Home — and Your Heart — to an FIV+ Cat

Posted on Friday, April 12th

Open Your Home — and Your Heart — to an FIV+ Cat When Chris Poole adopted his now-famous feline Marmalade in 2013, he wasn’t aware that the adorable orange tabby kitten had feline immunodeficiency virus, or FIV. Today, despite his diagnosis, Marmalade is a happy, healthy 6-year-old cat who snuggles and plays with his brother, Cole — a fluffy black feline who doesn’t have FIV. Together, Cole and Marmalade have amassed millions of followers on social media, and they’re showing the world that being FIV+ isn’t a death sentence for a cat, nor does it mean an FIV+ cat can’t share a home with a non-infected cat. However, FIV+ cats are still… READ MORE >

A Touch of Fate

Posted on Tuesday, March 26th

A Touch of Fate Fate is defined as forces outside of your control that make things happen. It was fate that put Marco's picture on Craig's List for rehoming. Even though he is deaf. It was fate that caused a great Furkids volunteer to see the Craig's List posting.   It was fate that allowed that volunteer to rescue Marco from a very uncertain future and bring him into the Furkids family. Because he was deaf and about to be homeless. It was fate that on Marco's very first Caturday, Joe, who was visiting from New Jersey, stopped by the main cat shelter with some friends… READ MORE >

Atlanta-based Furkids Disrupts Traditional Animal Adoption Process with Unique TransFur Program

Posted on Monday, March 4th

Atlanta-based Furkids Disrupts Traditional Animal Adoption Process  with Unique TransFur Program More than 1300 animals on Georgia’s “animal death row” now have happy homes in Northern states because of the success of the novel Furkids Georgia Interstate TransFUR Coalition.  Furkids, headquartered in Atlanta, is a nonprofit charitable organization that operates the largest cage-free, no-kill shelter in the Southeast for rescued cats and Sadie’s Place, a no-kill shelter for dogs. Furkids launched the TransFUR program in March, 2018 when Furkids CEO Samantha Shelton learned that no-kill shelters in the North have high demand and a low inventory of adoptable animals while Georgia has an overabundance of homeless animals available for adoption.  The… READ MORE >

Join Furkids at PetSmart Charities’ National Adoption Weekend, February 22-24!

Posted on Monday, February 18th

Join Furkids at PetSmart Charities’ National Adoption Weekend, February 22-24! Please join Furkids at our Atlanta area PetSmart locations and get the help you need to make the right choices when adopting a new furry member of your family. There are so many questions! Is it the right time for you to adopt? And when you do decide to adopt, what type of pet is right for you, your family and your lifestyle? You might want to consider adoption two pets if you work away from home or travel a lot. You willwant to be sure your family members don't have allergies to the pet you're considering. There is a lot to think about,… READ MORE >

Discover Love February 16 & 17 at Furkids Locations in Select Atlanta Petco Stores

Posted on Thursday, January 31st

Discover Love February 16 & 17 at Furkids Locations in Select Atlanta Petco Stores If you’ve ever shared your life with a pet, you know: love changes everything. It changes your mornings. It changes your routines. It changes your perspective. When you share your life with a pet, it doesn’t just change your life. It can change the world for animals, which is why Furkids and the Petco Foundation are inviting you to Discover Love at Petco! Furkids will have adoptable cats and dogs at these Petco stores for the Petco Foundation’s National Adoption Weekend on February 16 & 17. The Petco Foundation, in partnership with Furkids and thousands of local animal welfare organizations nationwide, has helped… READ MORE >

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