It’s a New Day at Furkids

Posted on Friday, June 14th

It’s a New Day at Furkids Today, Spero and Lucky G will escape a life of starvation and pain on the streets. Sheldon will escape a life of neglect. Charles Xavier will learn what it's like to have a loving home and to walk without struggle. Ten dogs will escape the agony of abuse in a Georgia puppy mill. And a group of lucky kittens and cats will escape euthanasia when they hitch a ride with the new Furkids TransFUR program, headed North to waiting families. These innocent animals now feel the security and warmth of food, health, love and home. Last year, Furkids saved the… READ MORE >

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 >

Holidays are Mayhem for Your Pets - Safety Tips for Dog and Cat Lovers

Posted on Tuesday, December 18th

Holidays are Mayhem for Your Pets - Safety Tips for Dog and Cat Lovers We all enjoy the holidays, and all the ribbons, wrapping and sparkly things can be pretty fun for your pets too. Since these fun things can actually harm your cat or dog, here are some ideas for enjoying a safe and fun holiday for all your family, including the kitties! Forego Holiday Plants - Mistletoe, Amaryllis, Holly, Poinsettia and Lilys are all poisonous plants. Just don’t use them, or use artificial plants. Watch the Pine Needles – If eaten, sharp ends can puncture intestines, internal organs. Think like your pet and make sure any pine needles are not accessible to… READ MORE >

Purrkids: Changing Lives in Profound Ways

Posted on Sunday, December 9th

Purrkids: Changing Lives in Profound Ways Ever heard of Purrkids? It's a wonderful program that Furkids created to help certain kitties cope with the difficult, and sometimes even life-threatening challenges they've faced. While the cats we rescue can't always tell us about what they've been through - what they've seen and the pain they may have experienced - we can tell when a kitty who needs help arrives and we have a wonderful way to help them cope and find their furever home. Part of Furkids' mission is to "...heal the whole animal, physically and emotionally, restoring its health and its spirit", and the Purrkids program is one… READ MORE >

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