Domestic Violence: Sheltering in place isn’t safe for everyone

Posted on Wednesday, May 20th

Domestic Violence: Sheltering in place isn’t safe for everyone As a result of the COVID-19 lockdown, some people have been trapped at home with abusive family members when they previously at least had the ability to seek refuge elsewhere. With more victims of domestic violence confined with abusers, hotlines have seen a spike in pleas for help. Domestic violence destroys families and hurts everyone, including pet family members. Sasha is one of those pets who came to us from a very traumatic past. She’s a sweet girl and is improving a little bit, day by day at Furkids. Sasha is still shy, and values her space, but she can't deny how… READ MORE >

Puppies Go from Abandonment to Awesome

Posted on Tuesday, May 5th

Puppies Go from Abandonment to Awesome These puppies were scared, miserably uncomfortable, alone in a rural trailer park where no one knew them – and their mom was gone. They had to be so scared! They were picked up by local animal control, where they were placed in an outdoor doghouse that kept them out of the elements; and because they appeared to have contagious mange. The puppies had to go somewhere safe, since their odds of making it out of animal control in their condition alive were not good. Thankfully, animal control contacted Furkids, and we quickly went to give these puppies a real freedom… READ MORE >

Animal shelters see loss in fundraising, but adoptions and foster care skyrocket

Posted on Tuesday, April 21st

Animal shelters see loss in fundraising, but adoptions and foster care skyrocket   By: Jessica Peres, Scripps National Contributor Posted at 11:05 AM, Apr 21, 2020 and last updated 11:09 AM, Apr 21, 2020 Animal shelters across the country are coping with the coronavirus pandemic in different ways. Many are having to layoff or furlough employees, in addition to canceling major fundraisers. "Every March, we have our anniversary party and we raise $150,000, $200,000. We had to cancel that event. It was scheduled for March 12,” said Samantha Shelton with the animal shelter FurKids. Shelton says they also had to close their thrift stores, which bring in 35 percent of their annual budget. "So, to… READ MORE >

Founding Feline - A Message from Furkids Founder Samantha Shelton

Posted on Saturday, April 11th

Founding Feline - A Message from Furkids Founder Samantha Shelton This just might be the toughest message I’ve ever written. Our founding feline, Tortie, needs your prayers and uplifting wishes of peace and comfort right now.  She is fighting terminal cancer and living out her final days with me and my daughter, Emily, who was still a long way from being born when Tortie arrived in my life. After 19 years, Tortie has lived a great, long, and blissful life; safe from the terrors of her earliest days. While I am not ready for her to leave me, especially during the most harrowing days we have ever known, I know that… READ MORE >

Pet Adoptions on the Rise During Coronavirus Outbreak

Posted on Thursday, April 9th

Pet Adoptions on the Rise During Coronavirus Outbreak By Justin Felder, Fox 5 Atlanta Pet adoptions in our area are on the rise, demonstrated by a very busy time at Furkids, an animal rescue and shelter in Alpharetta. As of Thursday morning, they've already had 29 adoptions in the month of April, well ahead of their normal pace. Many more dogs are being fostered; inside the shelter, there are 5 dogs waiting for their new homes. There are regularly more than 60 dogs in the shelter at a time. "I'm so happy we've been able to place so many loving dogs in these great homes, and I'm ready to get… READ MORE >

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