As 2017 draws to a close, I’m so happy that Furkids is saving more lives, growing in strength and earning worldwide recognition!
Animal behaviorist and celebrity Jackson Galaxy, known as The Cat Daddy, honored us by being the guest of honor at our 15th birthday gala. Jackson tours rescue organizations all over the country, and he gave Furkids highest marks during his visit to our cat shelter. Jackson and Furkids had a blast honoring Paul Preston, producer and star of the now-world famous Kitty Kommercial. Paul is still working his creative magic for our cats and dogs. Watch for his newest production soon.
Furkids was honored to take part in a special Atlanta Magazine sponsored competition among nonprofit organizations called Give Atlanta Challenge 2017. The initiative earned us several bonus gifts, including cash prizes, ads in the magazine. Look for our ad and profile in the December issue of Atlanta Magazine and in 2018 issues.
Our adoption program is...
OUR PAW-TY IS TWO WEEKS AWAY!
Start planning your bidding strategy for our silent auction now.
Our current line up on our Facebook page, sneak a peek by clicking here -- and be sure to like us there too!
Tickets to PAWS for COCKTAILS are available on our website for $35.
Group tickets are available at $25 per person for groups of 10 or more. Click here to purchase!
CAN'T PAW-TY WITH US THIS YEAR?
Show you support by clicking here to donate $35 to our Give Atlanta Challenge team instead! You could help Furkids win a $17,000 grand prize to jump start our out-of-state transportation program.READ MORE >
As we look into the sweet, sometimes-bedraggled faces of 120 rescued cats and dogs from coastal Georgia, we can't stop crying tears of gratitude and saying thank you to our Irma heroes! What amazing acts of kindness and determination you showed.
The miracles happened by the truckload and planeload, here in Atlanta. Today, we have 120 animal souls saved from almost certain death. On the coast, their caregivers loved them enough to get them to rescue - even setting aside their own evacuation plans to help. In the air and on the ground, our volunteers and staff kept the evacuations coming. In Atlanta, our heroic staff and volunteers worked to exhaustion to take in and care for helpless animals. You are all heroes!
THE NUMBERS TELL THE STORY:
Two volunteer drivers in a rented van and three volunteer pilots in their own planes transported 120 dogs and cats to Furkids Animal Rescue and Shelters from animal control shelters in six Irma danger zones in Georgia. Animals who had no...READ MORE >
Friends, we need your help! Animal control operations in the danger zone have been flooded with cats and dogs whose owners had to escape ahead of Hurricane Irma. Furkids already has taken in more than 20 dogs abandoned in south Georgia. Tomorrow, we open our doors to about 50 cats and dogs from shelters in Effingham and Long Counties. People can run, but there's little chance for helpless animals to escape. They're terrified and in terrible danger! Last Fall, Furkids rescued 100+ animals from Hurricane Matthew, and we want to help again.
HERE'S WHAT YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW
Adopt a Furkid this weekend, September 9 and 10, during PetCo's National Adoption Weekend. When you adopt, you make room for Irma's furry refugees and Furkids gets credit from PETCO to help more animals. Find us this weekend at PETCO locations in Alpharetta, Crabapple, Holcomb Bridge Road, Sandy Springs, Smyrna. We've dropped our adoption fees for this weekend as an incentive. Our shelters are also open for...
Yes, you read that right: sixty-one, including Cosette. This is a story about chance, empathy, compassion, survival, and ultimately, this is a story about you.
Summer is always a busy time at Furkids, as the shelter population swells with spring and summer litters and are compounded by owner surrenders during vacation travel season, but this summer made headlines.
In June, the entire feline population at Bartow County Animal Control was accidentally exposed to feline distemper. Potentially deadly and incredibly virulent, this diagnosis meant that every cat in the facility would require weeks of careful quarantine and medical care that was beyond the county facility’s budget. Sixty-five cats were scheduled for euthanasia.
When Bartow County officials contacted Furkids for help, a rescue operation was launched and the cats were transferred and safely quarantined at Furkids’ cat shelter in Doraville. For weeks, they’ve received all the love, care, nutrition, medicines, vetting...READ MORE >