Be part of a game-changing new program

Posted on Wednesday, May 30th

What life saving change allowed a long-time homeless Furkids cat find a new home in minutes? Now, you can be part of a game-changing new program. Tessa, a beautiful kitty, has lived at Furkids for nearly 365 long days, watching adopters leave the shelter with other cats. Sadly, Tessa was always left behind, and our staff members watched this affectionate cat lose her spirit.  Until a bold new program matched Tessa with an unlikely adoptive family—almost immediately. Furkids and the Athens Area Humane Society joined forces to launch the Georgia Interstate TransFUR Coalition, an innovative state-to-state animal adoption program.  The… READ MORE >

Chihuahua Puppies Dumped in Garbage

Posted on Thursday, October 27th

Furkids recently took in two Chihuahua puppies after a Good Samaritan found them in a dumpster. They were so tiny and frail, and they seemed to be sick. When the puppies arrived to Furkids, the dog shelter medical team went straight to work to determine what was making them so ill. Our vets estimated that the puppies were about 4 weeks old, and determined that they had Parvovirus. These Chihuahua puppies who were thrown into the trash like garbage now had a new obstacle: to survive Parvo.  They were transferred out of the shelter and into a vet clinic so… READ MORE >

Advocate For Our Dogs

Posted on Tuesday, October 11th

October is ADOPT A SHELTER DOG MONTH! Furkids has already found 30 dogs homes this month, even for some “harder to place” dogs like Trooper. Trooper was found starving to death,  left in a crate in the middle of a busy road. Because of this traumatic experience, he had exhibited some behavior that turned potential adopters off, but what those people didn’t know was that he was just acting out because he was terrified.  These “hard to place” dogs are animals that have been in our program for some time and have special circumstances that the average adopter may not… 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 >

Calypso is Ready to Dance Home!

Posted on Saturday, January 16th

Young and Beautiful CALYPSO Is Interviewing Forever Families, In January, her Adoption Fee is ZERO! Meet Her At Our Cat Shelter! Calypso is a VERY special girl, for many reasons. She has one blue eye, and one gold; giving her a unique and exotic look. She is DECLAWED. (While Furkids does not advocate declaw surgery, we know that some adopters are looking for declawed cats) and, finally, Calypso is deaf. Which doesn’t bother this beauty one little bit. Calypso had been in foster care for a while, and her foster fam reports that she was a delight. Now, however, she… READ MORE >

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