Animal shelters see loss in fundraising, but adoptions and foster care skyrocket

Posted on Tuesday, April 21st

Animal shelters see loss in fundraising, but adoptions and foster care skyrocket   By: Jessica Peres, Scripps National Contributor Posted at 11:05 AM, Apr 21, 2020 and last updated 11:09 AM, Apr 21, 2020 Animal shelters across the country are coping with the coronavirus pandemic in different ways. Many are having to layoff or furlough employees, in addition to canceling major fundraisers. "Every March, we have our anniversary party and we raise $150,000, $200,000. We had to cancel that event. It was scheduled for March 12,” said Samantha Shelton with the animal shelter FurKids. Shelton says they also had to close their thrift stores, which bring in 35 percent of their annual budget. "So, to… 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 >

Home is a Furever Commitment

Posted on Thursday, February 20th

Home is a Furever Commitment Celebrating Our 18th Anniversary of Commitment to Saving Lives Yesterday, we ran into a particularly heroic Furkids adopter, Christy T. In May of last year, Christy adopted the one cat that had been with Furkids longer than any other animal in our 18-year history. She adopted Confetti, who had come to Furkids in 2004, and been with us for over 14 years! Confetti came to Furkids when she was only two. Over the years, she was adopted and then returned several times due to some potty habits that are difficult for anyone to cope with. It broke our hearts to see her… READ MORE >

Top 10 Moments of 2019

Posted on Tuesday, January 21st

Top 10 Moments of 2019 As we begin 2020, we’re reflecting one last time on 2019 – a very historic year for Furkids! We moved to our new home and still saved a record number of lives! Here are our favorite moments from 2019. None of this could have happened without the generous help of our supporters, like you! #1: Moved headquarters and cat shelter to a home of our own We said a bittersweet good-bye to our Pleasantdale cat shelter, where over 35,000 lives were saved, closing the doors on our home of 15 years. Now, we are looking forward to the lives we’ll save… READ MORE >

Home for the Holidays - A Big Year for Furkids

Posted on Wednesday, December 18th

Home for the Holidays - A Big Year for Furkids As 2019 winds down, we can't help but feel blessed and thrilled for the progress Furkids has made just this year alone, thanks, in part, to you. We have saved more than 4,100 cats and dogs to date - that's 757 more than we did at this point in 2018. Each one has a unique story – a broken heart, a devastating injury, a fear of pain or hunger when Furkids changes their lives. With your help, we have managed to not only just save these souls, but to have healed them, inside and out, and found loving homes for them. That is our mission, and I… READ MORE >

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