Kitten Season FAQs

Posted on Wednesday, May 15th

Kitten Season FAQs You may have heard that kitten season is here, but what exactly is "kitten season?" We caught up with Terri B, our resident kitten expert, to learn the basics! Q. When is kitten season?  More like when isn't kitten season! It does vary, but typically here in Georgia, kitten season lasts from late February - November, with the bulk happening from May-October.  Q. How many kittens come in during kitten season? We've taken in 700 kittens so far, and estimate that the total will be over 2,200 kittens by the end of kitten season!  Q. Why is kitten season so bad… READ MORE >

Jethro’s Cheeky Diary: the Power of Positive Thinking

Posted on Thursday, May 2nd

Jethro’s Cheeky Diary: the Power of Positive Thinking When Jethro came to us as a hurricane refugee, he was a truly sad kitty. He struggled to feel at home in the shelter, and although it was comfy and he got to participate in our Purrkids program (for shy, depressed or less social kitties who need extra attention), he still seemed so sad. Worse, he gained weight. LOTS of weight; to the point where he had difficulty moving around. We knew focused attention, a weight-loss supervisor and a real, loving home was what he needed. It took awhile, but we finally found Jethro's human hero in our Fabulous Foster, Linda H.… READ MORE >

Open Your Home — and Your Heart — to an FIV+ Cat

Posted on Friday, April 12th

Open Your Home — and Your Heart — to an FIV+ Cat When Chris Poole adopted his now-famous feline Marmalade in 2013, he wasn’t aware that the adorable orange tabby kitten had feline immunodeficiency virus, or FIV. Today, despite his diagnosis, Marmalade is a happy, healthy 6-year-old cat who snuggles and plays with his brother, Cole — a fluffy black feline who doesn’t have FIV. Together, Cole and Marmalade have amassed millions of followers on social media, and they’re showing the world that being FIV+ isn’t a death sentence for a cat, nor does it mean an FIV+ cat can’t share a home with a non-infected cat. However, FIV+ cats are still… READ MORE >

17th Anniversary Party the Most Successful to Date!

Posted on Wednesday, March 27th

17th Anniversary Party the Most Successful to Date! The Furkids 17th Anniversary Party last Saturday was our most successful to date! We want to enthusiastically thank our generous sponsors and party attendees. It was so good to see you and we hope you had a wonderful time! It's been an incredible 17 years of saving lives, completing families, and enriching communities. We are so grateful to have friends like you to celebrate our milestones with us. Thanks to your support through sponsorships, ticket sales, donations and auction purchases, we are excited to announce that we raised $185,000 at this year's party! Your amazing gifts allow us to save animals in… READ MORE >

A Touch of Fate

Posted on Tuesday, March 26th

A Touch of Fate Fate is defined as forces outside of your control that make things happen. It was fate that put Marco's picture on Craig's List for rehoming. Even though he is deaf. It was fate that caused a great Furkids volunteer to see the Craig's List posting.   It was fate that allowed that volunteer to rescue Marco from a very uncertain future and bring him into the Furkids family. Because he was deaf and about to be homeless. It was fate that on Marco's very first Caturday, Joe, who was visiting from New Jersey, stopped by the main cat shelter with some friends… READ MORE >

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