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 >

Save the Date for Georgia Gives Day!

Posted on Thursday, October 27th

Georgia Gives Day is coming up on November 17, 2016, and we are so excited to participate. GGD is a 24-hour, statewide giving event that has raised more than $9 million for Georgia nonprofits in the first three years. This year, it just happens to fall on the same day as our Paws for Cocktails celebration, and is going to be an extra special party you don’t want to miss, so get your tickets HERE! Furkids wants to make history and raise $100,000 for animals in need, and you can help us! Join the hundreds of Georgians who will be… READ MORE >

What To Expect at Furkids Paws for Cocktails

Posted on Thursday, October 27th

WSB-TV and Furkids Animal Rescue & Shelters will be hosting the 15th annual Paws for Cocktails party on Thursday, Nov. 17. The event will benefit Furkids in helping to care for thousands of homeless pets in Atlanta. Paws for Cocktails will take place on Georgia Gives Day, a 24-hour, statewide giving day benefiting Georgia nonprofits, and will be a “donation station” for the fundraising event. Paws for Cocktails guests will enjoy live entertainment and music featuring The Line 6 Band, delicious Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q, a silent auction, and special guests Emcee Kaedy Kiely from 97.1 The River, Kara Wilson of… READ MORE >

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 >

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 >

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