The Aftermath of Hurricane Irma

Posted on Wednesday, September 13th

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!




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 option but to be euthanized or left to fend for themselves during the hurricane. 

Dozens of Furkids volunteers and staff members worked 24/7 for the past six days to coordinate the logistics of bringing these animals in, providing medical care,  and providing temporary boarding including care for animals while their owners were in town escaping the hurricane. 

About 115 animals have been taken in by foster families. 
Furkids has some 50 adoption applications from generous people willing to adopt Hurricane Irma refugees.


Our work has just begun. Now, more than ever, we are looking to our community and beyond to help find these animals a home to call their own. 

Please help spread the word that we need people to support this effort by donating to Furkids to care for our new intakes and/or by adopting an animal. Please help us help these homeless animals home!