Georgia’s Largest Animal Rescue and No-Kill Shelters.

We’re Hiring!

Posted by Furkids Admin | Thursday, September 22nd

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...

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Petco BE A LIFESAVER National Adoption Weekend Success

Posted by Furkids Admin | Thursday, July 14th

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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Mackenzie’s Story - a Lifetime of Challenges in Two Short Years

Posted by Furkids Admin | Thursday, June 30th

My name is Mackenzie.  I recently arrived to Furkids and I’m absolutely terrified. I’ve experienced more abuse and trauma than most cats in my two short years on this Earth, but I’ve been strong. Right now, I’m in a lot of pain because a mean human hit me in my eye (the doctors say it is called “blunt force trauma”). I was pregnant, but the attack hurt and stressed me out so badly that it caused me to go into labor early. My kittens weren’t ready! I am very confused and sad because they didn’t survive.

Furkids is doing the best they can to help me. They have been giving me medicine for pain, but they said I will definitely need surgery to remove my eye and antibiotics. I promise I am very sweet, but I’ve been through a lot. I am in desperate need of a foster home and would really love a calm, quiet environment where my body and my heart can heal.

All of my medical care is going to cost at least $400. Please consider making a donation toward my expenses by visiting...

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Spike has Spirit!

Posted by Furkids Admin | Thursday, June 30th

Hi, I’m Spike. I only just arrived to Furkids earlier this week. Furkids got a call came to rescue me and my two fur-siblings. They found me outside in the garbage-filled backyard where we lived. The Furkids vets said I am sick and have Parvovirus, but my humans never took me to the vet to get a check-up, so how was I supposed to know? I also was suffering from Heat Stroke from being left out in the summer sun with nowhere to go. I’m a Poodle with black hair, so I get hot pretty easily.

Furkids got to me and the two dogs I lived with just in time. I am being carefully monitored, but I have a long road to recovery. Please help my friends and me get the care we need; the estimated costs are $1500! Donate now at furkids.org/donation and follow Furkids on Facebook for my updates. 

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Fireworks and our Furry Friends

Posted by Furkids Admin | Thursday, June 30th

Independence Day is almost here, and we all know that means cookouts, family fun and most of all, fireworks! While fireworks are a fun and beautiful way to celebrate for humans, they can be stressful and frightening for animals. More animals are reported missing after the 4th of July than at any other point during the year.  In fact, July 5 is the busiest shelter intake day, which is why it is imperative to make sure that your animals are secure. When your pet hears the loud, explosive “POP” from a firework, they may run away to seek shelter. 

It is usually best to leave Fido at home during firework displays. Microchips are especially important as they make it simple for a vet, shelter, or other pet care facility to scan your lost pet for information. Always keep your pet’s microchip information up-to-date!

Furkids wishes you a Happy Independence Day and ask that you stay safe this weekend!

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