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 >

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 >

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 >

Furkids & Troncalli Subaru Offer Affordable Vaccinations & Microchipping

Posted on Sunday, September 29th

Furkids is partnering with Troncalli Subaru to bring affordable pet vaccinations and microchipping to north Atlanta! We will also have pups and kittens available for adoption. Please join us for this terrific event on Saturday, October 12th. Many thanks to the ASPCA & Subaru Grant Program for supporting this event! All pets must be leashed or in carrier. All proceeds go to help the homeless cats and dogs in our care. Saturday October 12 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Troncalli Subaru 820 Atlanta Highway Cumming, GA  30040 (678) 341-4200 DOGS Packages Rabies, Distemper - $15 Rabies, Distemper, Bordetella - $25 Rabies,… READ MORE >

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