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Two weeks ago, Furkids took in 63 Hurricane Matthew victims who had been affected by severe flooding in the Carolinas. We asked for contributions to help with the care of these helpless animals who had lost everything, and our fans stepped up. Thanks to your generous donations, we were able to provide for all the Hurricane Matthew dogs and cats who came into our shelters. Many of the animals were placed into safe, warm, loving foster homes and are settling in well and recovering.
Again, we want to thank all our supporters, volunteers, fosters and staff who contributed toward this astonishing rescue. We are so thankful for each and every one of you. If you would like to make a donation toward the animals still in the program, please visit furkids.org/donation.
The Hurricane Matthew animals will be available for adoption soon. Follow us on Facebook for updates!
This week is incredibly special to all of us at Furkids. It was on October 11, 15 years ago that Samantha Shelton found a mother cat and her three kittens in her back yard. Samantha looked for a no-kill animal shelter to take them in but none had room. She soon found Friends of Animals and started volunteering with them to find homes for the kittens and mom. Just a few months later, Samantha began a foster-based animal rescue organization out of her own home. What started out as a mission to help four homeless animals, quickly became the largest cage-free, no-kill animal shelter in Georgia. Today, Furkids is blessed to have the help of 1,000 active volunteers, 33 employees, and celebrates over 20,000 animals saved. See the Furkids timeline here.
We are incredibly grateful to our founder and leader, Samantha Shelton, for her tireless commitment and her vision that continues to grow Furkids. Our important milestone is about you as much as it is about our humble beginnings. We have...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...
Furkids has employment opportunities in the Alpharetta area. We have openings for a Dog Shelter Manager and for full-time and part-time kennel technicians at our no-kill dog shelter. Please view the job descriptions below.
Dog Shelter Manager
Our Shelter Managers are key members of our team, responsible for guaranteeing the humane treatment of animals, overseeing facility and equipment maintenance, inventory, budgets and supervising shelter staff. Shelter Managers are also responsible for customer service duties, including all Shelter staff interactions with volunteers, foster and adoption families, and the public at large. Though our Shelter Manager duties are largely administrative, Shelter Managers may be required to directly interact with the animals in the Shelter’s care while assisting other staff or volunteers. The ideal candidate will be passionate about animals, and have prior managerial and/or customer service experience, with animal shelter volunteer or professional...
This past weekend, Furkids participated in Petco’s National Adoption Weekend. We are happy to announce that our final adoption numbers were 96 cats and 19 dogs. We were able to place 115 animals in forever homes. We would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to the Petco Foundation for sponsoring this event. Because of this event, we have room at our shelters to save even MORE lives! Take a look at some of our newest Furkids kitties from Clayton, Cobb, Gordon, Gwinnett and Jasper County Animal Controls:
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