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 donating to Furkids at www.gagivesday.org/c/GGD/a/furkids!
We’re creating a Matching Gift Fund so that your contributions will help even more animals! See the benefits of becoming a Georgia Gives Day Sponsor below:
Georgia Gives Day Sponsorship Levels
6 tickets to Paws for Cocktails & Complimentary 2017 Calendar Sponsorship
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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 B98.5, The Bert Show’s Brian Moote, WGNX reporter
Kimberley Kennedy, Lori Geary of WSB-TV, and B98.5 radio legends Kelly & Alpha. Furkids will also be taking advantage of the Georgia Gives Day 7 to 8 p.m. Power Hour. Donors can hop into the photo booth to take an “unselfie” after giving at www.gagivesday.org/c/GGD/a/furkids.
Paws for Cocktails will take place from 6 to 10...READ MORE >
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, wants Furkids to be a safety net for the frightened families separated from their animals, the damaged shelters and their animals.
“It’s terrifying for people to be forced to flee from the dangers of a hurricane, and it’s heartbreaking for families to be separated from their animal family members,” Shelton said. “Furkids is opening our arms to...
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 and mutts alike, but on Sunday, we will be showcasing our perfectly mixed-up pooches on our social media pages. Post a picture of your Furkids mutt and tag Furkids with the hashtag #FurkidsMutt and we’ll share it! Don’t have a furry family member to share? Check out our dogs any time at furkids.org/dog-adoptions and fill out an adoption application. Your best friend is waiting for you!
This weekend, make a $15 donation for National...READ MORE >
Last week, we sent an email addressing the urgent need to raise money for our Emergency Rescue Fund. We want to say a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who has donated so far! With your incredible contributions, we have raised $10,000!
What's even more amazing is that a generous donor saw the $8,000 match being offered and is giving $7,000 to make it a $15,000 total match!
We're only $5,000 away from the match goal! If you have not already, please consider making a donation to the Furkids Emergency Rescue Fund. Furkids will make your donated dollars go farther!
Already in 2016, we have saved the lives of 1213 cats and 401 dogs! In June alone, we have saved over 200 animals from death. Furkids is committed to saving lives, including the difficult cases that other rescues just can't take on. We believe that the heartworm-positive, extremely sick, abused, surgical case animals deserve a second chance, too.
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