Over 50 Hurricane Matthew victims to arrive at Furkids

Posted on Thursday, October 13th

42 cats and nine dogs are being transported to Furkids Animal Rescue & Shelters after being left in the wake Hurricane Matthew’s destruction. Many shelters in coastal areas in the Southeast have been flooded, both literally and figuratively.​ Jamie Stillwachs from Brother Wolf Animal Rescue in Asheville, NC, said that a shelter in Marion County, SC was swept away by the rising river waters. “[It] doesn't look like they even have a shelter to go back to,” said Stillwachs. “All animals, staff and volunteers are holed up in an emergency center at this time.” Samantha Shelton, Furkids founder and executive director,… READ MORE >

Flea-and-Tick-Ridden Puppies Rescued!

Posted on Thursday, September 22nd

These puppies were just rescued by Furkids. Their mother is a pet living in Lula, Georgia, but she is an “outside” dog. The owner said that the mother dog got out under the backyard fence and met up with a neighborhood male dog. When the mother returned home, it was discovered that she was pregnant. The babies were born outside in deplorable conditions. For eight weeks, they and their mom have been subjected to the elements. Our rescuers were called out to the property about five puppies, but upon arrival, only four puppies were found. This means that one of… READ MORE >

Fabulous FeLV+ Furkids

Posted on Wednesday, August 10th

It’s no secret that Furkids is committed to saving as many animals as possible. We are a rescue that isn’t afraid to take on the hard cases… even the FeLV+ ones. Furkids has two FeLV+ suites, one at the cat shelter and one at the dog shelter, which house 17 cats total. FeLV+ cats can live long, happy lives, and Furkids provides them a warm, loving, safe environment to live out the rest of their lives, unless they happen to get adopted (which, unfortunately, doesn’t happen very often).  When a cat is FeLV+, it means that the cat has a… 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 >

Lula: A Gentle Girl with a Brutal Past

Posted on Thursday, July 28th

Lula is a sweet and gentle soul who is the poster-child for neglected animals everywhere. She was found in Dacula totally emaciated and with a terrible skin condition. Lula was days, if not hours, from death. A Furkids kennel tech brought her to the dog shelter and we immediately got to work to save her life.  Our vet told us that her nails had grown into her paw pads, but gentle Lula allowed her to cut them without even flinching. Her skin scrape came back negative for mange, but she will be starting medication to help her skin heal as… READ MORE >

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