The Miraculous Recovery of Charles Xavier

Posted on Tuesday, January 22nd

The Miraculous Recovery of Charles Xavier About a month ago, we came across a video from The Grey Project, an organization that helps feral cats in Cherokee County, along with this post: “Please - begging for help or for rescue!! This is the second day that we have seen this kitty at one of our locations. He does not seem to be familiar with the other cats. He is friendly.” Misunderstood and unloved, he was obviously dumped at this cat colony with no concern for him at all. He was simply thrown out like trash. He had no chance to survive outdoors on his own, and… READ MORE >

I Found a Home for the Holidays

Posted on Saturday, December 22nd

I Found a Home for the Holidays Happy Holidays everyone, 2018 was sure a whirlwind of a year! So sorry if I haven't been able to keep in touch, I've moved around a lot. Here's a quick update for those I've missed:  I started the year off at a local animal control. They kept me warm and fed, but I just wasn't getting the attention I needed. So, in January, I schmoozed my way into Furkids and found a nice lady to let me crash with her for a while. That was great, but I figured I needed to get out and meet more humans. I left my foster… READ MORE >

Foster Tails with Robin, Shannon and Mr. Baxter

Posted on Tuesday, July 31st

Foster Tails with Robin, Shannon and Mr. Baxter In today's blog post, veteran dog fosters Robin and Shannon share their foster mission statement and introduce their 33rd foster dog, Mr. Baxter. “He’s our 33rd,” I say to the woman we meet at the park during our daily walk. “I could never foster,” she says. “I would fail.” I tell her that it helps that we have a mission statement and tell her what it is: we want to be a safe, healing and loving space for a dog on its journey to its forever home. This mission helps keep us grounded, though admittedly there comes that difficult time with… READ MORE >

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 >

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