Festival of Trees

Posted on Monday, March 25th

The Cobb Galleria Festival of Trees is a great opportunity for the Atlanta community to make a difference in the lives of others by embodying the true meaning of Christmas through fundraising for local charitable organizations. Admirers can "vote" for their favorite tree or charity by donating money in envelopes designated at each tree. The tree with the highest monetary donation will receive an additional donation from the hotel so every vote matters! 38 trees will be on display during the 4th Annual Cobb Galleria Festival of Trees, including a Furkids tree. The trees will be on display from Now… READ MORE >

Donate Wise Now - A Simple Way to Support our Mission

Posted on Thursday, August 2nd

If you are a business owner, or decision maker in a business that uses credit card processing, we are excited to tell you about an extraordinary opportunity to experience unbeatable processing fee, new equipment, and help Furkids...all at the same time. "Donate Wise Now", developed by Cynergy Data, enables merchants to add a fundraising component to the point-of-sale, Why not give your customers the option to contribute $1, $3, or $5 to supports Furkids? Done Wise Now is simple, easy and is a proven fundraising channel that works. In just three weeks, nearly $900 was raised at one merchant location,… READ MORE >

Furkids and Good Mews Support DeKalb County Police by Accepting Animals in Cruelty Investigation

Posted on Thursday, December 1st

On November 29, in an animal hoarding investigation, the DeKalb Police Cruelty Unit removed dozens of cats living in unsanitary conditions from a home in Dunwoody. Some of the cats were suffering from conditions commonly found when large numbers of animals live together in a confined, unhealthy environment. The case is under investigation by the DeKalb Police Cruelty Unit. In general, cats in a hoarding situation can suffer from upper respiratory infections, flea infestation, starvation, stress, and many other ailments. We can understand someone’s desire to want to save animals from death, but a single family doesn’t have the resources… READ MORE >

Group Fun at Furkids

Posted on Saturday, November 5th

We love having groups of volunteers come to the shelter. It always means that there will be lots of smiles, fun, laughter, learning, and much needed attention for the cats. Our shelter is so magical, that nearly every group that visits for the first time ends up wanting to come back again! Here are some groups that stopped by in October. Harbor Oaks Montessori visited on 10/21. Edie Blankenberg brought her 6 students with her to visit & help out. Here they are in Rooms 1, 2, and 3 giving the cats a lot of affection. The students enjoyed their… READ MORE >

Furkids & Community Partnerships

Posted on Monday, August 8th

We recently featured our new partnership with Jewish Family & Career Services in our June 2011 newsletter. We wanted to expand on how great it has been working with the group of volunteers from their Tools for Independence WORKS program -- a division of JF&CS serving adults with developmental disabilities. Pictured above left are Sammy-the-cat and Sandy. Right: David and Todd in Room 1. These great volunteers come in to the main shelter every Monday and Wednesday. They clean in the mornings, go to lunch, then come back to socialize with the cats. So they spend their entire day with… READ MORE >

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