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.READ MORE >
I’m Shenandoah and I need some help.
I’ve had this awful, scratchy feeling in my eyes since I was a baby. It feels like something is always in my eyes, and no matter how hard I rub or scratch them back, it never goes away.
My siblings and I were rescued by Furkids one day when we were trying to find shelter at a playground. When we arrived at their shelter, we were taken to a room with a doctor and examined. They said that I was born with a rare condition where all my eyelashes grow the wrong way. That explains the constant pain! They said that surgery would fix my eyes, but I have had surgery three times and it isn’t working.
I was taken to a great foster home with my sister and lots of other rescued cats. My foster mom is the best! She gives me lots of love and treats, which definitely distracts me from all the pain and treatments they are trying. Most recently, I saw an Ophthalmology Specialist who said they are going to try a cryosurgery to correct my condition....
Furkids Celebrated Many Wonderful Adoptions in May/June (as of 6/15)!
151240 Ace , Agent Cat ,160304 Aimee ,150656 Alaska ,160190 Allie ,160112 Almond Joy ,150703 Alston ,160824 Amaranth ,14807 Amari ,160783 Ambassador Blue ,160329 Ann ,160177 Anna ,160830 Ashes ,160831 Ashley ,160669 Aventura/ Eugene ,160390 Baby Jane ,160741 Bagel ,160397 Batman ,160411 Bear B ,160899 Bessie Mae ,160490 Black Jack ,160639 Blessed ,151258 Boris #2 ,141498 Bric ,160543 Bronte ,160297 Buffett ,160496 Bugsy ,160493 Busy Bee ,151832 Butter ,160475 Butter Rum ,160370 Cadbury ,11729 Cagney ,160846 Cake Batter ,160326 Cali ,160413 Cali B ,160331 Cheese ,160474 Chester ,160575 Chestnut/Chewbaca ,10016 Chi ,151682 Chip ,160248 Chip Bear ,160096 Chips ,151241 Chloe ,160628 Cinnabon ,160357 Cinnabon ,160728 Clove ,160504 Clover ,160360 Coffee ,160319 Colt 45 ,160363 Cookie Dough ,141494 Corey ,160726 Coriander ,160822 Couscous ,160161 Crescent Moon ,160309 Daisy ,160572 Dana Starr ,160396 Darin...READ MORE >
Volunteering is a Walk in the Park
by Stephanie Swain
Last Saturday, I took Princess for an outing to give her some time away from the dog shelter. I also wanted to have her all to myself for a while. This is the first instance that I’ve taken a dog on an outing since I’ve been volunteering and it was so much fun!
First off, Princess is amazing in the car. She jumped right in, sat down and seemed to totally enjoy the ride. When we got to Wills Park, I opened the car door and she waited patiently for me to gather her leash. She didn’t try to jump out and take off.
Once we were there, she had a great time wallowing in the grass on her back in the shade. Princess loves to have her belly scratched. Since the heat was sweltering, we headed to Bruster’s Ice Cream where she received a complimentary Doggie Sundae. Oh, man, did she love it! After Princess finished her ice cream, she wanted a sip of my milkshake, but I was too greedy.
Not wanting to take her back to the...READ MORE >
Furkids offers a great way to stay out of the heat this summer. At our 10,000 square foot, cage-free, no-kill cat shelter, we encourage kids (and kids-at-heart) to sit down and read to our cats. It’s a great way to keep your child’s brain sharp while they are out of school, and it contributes to a cat’s recuperation by helping them to become more socialized in preparation for their forever homes.
You may bring your own book or borrow one from the shelter shelf. The cat shelter, located at 2650 Pleasantdale Rd, Ste 8, Atlanta, GA 30340, is open for reading on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Go to https://furkids.org/volunteer to schedule an initial tour, and then come and read to your heart’s content! Paws is waiting for you!READ MORE >