Where rescued animals, good humans and the great outdoors connect

A first-of-its-kind sanctuary located on 9.1 acres in Cumming, Georgia, Furkids Animal Rescue and Shelters is a unique destination shelter. A destination that’s filled with purpose and where the community plays a leading role in its lifesaving efforts. Visitors come to Furkids to find new friends (animal and human), pet-related services, animal support, events, and most importantly, opportunities to volunteer and foster the hundreds of animals currently seeking a second chance at life.

The Vision

Furkids seeks support to complete the major elements of our campus master plan at our Cumming, Georgia Headquarters.

Our idyllic Furkids location is fast becoming recognized among shelter enthusiasts as a best practices approach for integrating animal rescue and sanctuary with healing spaces for both animals and their human companions.

Right now, we are earnestly seeking funds to close out Phase II of our Destination Furkids capital campaign, which has supported the
construction of our new cat shelter and will provide the resources to build our state-of-the-art dog shelter. A very generous donor has issued a CHALLENGE GRANT to our other supporters. She will match - dollar for dollar – all contributions for Phase II and the Dog Shelter, up to $1 Million dollars! Please help us reach this milestone and get our Dog Shelter built!

Due to a very generous couple, we also are close to having the funds needed to build our comprehensive Medical Center, which is Phase III of our master plan. Completing Phase II construction of the Dog Shelter and Phase III construction of our Medical Center will enable Furkids to more than double our lifesaving work each year.

What follows is an introduction to Furkids and a detailed description of our construction plan and the intended outcomes. We hope you will consider partnering with us as a Destination Furkids Partner!

Statement of Need

The painful truth is that more than half of all animals that enter Georgia municipal shelters won’t leave those facilities alive.

This is where Furkids works tirelessly to make an impact—one of the few organizations that perform all of these lifesaving activities without a government contract or any municipal funding. It’s solely with the help of grants, donations, volunteers, and sales from thrift stores that we are able to continue our important mission on behalf of animals in need.

According to Best Friends Animal Societys 2023 statistics, only 68 out of 165 Georgia animal shelters have achieved no-kill status. That leaves nearly 100 shelters that need urgent help. For 22 years, Furkids has been working to solve the problem of animals being euthanized in shelters because of lack of space, or because they’re sick, injured, or scared.

Furkids is the safety net for these animals. Having state-of-the-art medical and housing facilities is critical to our lifesaving success. This is where Destination Furkids comes in.

Support Destination Furkids

The Furkids Story

It all began with one homeless cat, and today continues with thousands of pet rescues and adoptions, volunteer opportunities, meetings, and special events–all contributing to saving thousands of lives every year.

The Plan

Furkids will complete the destination with new buildings, including a cat shelter, a dog shelter, a veterinary clinic, a cafe and pet boutique, a pet cemetery and memorial garden, and a building for community events.

Naming Opportunities

It would be our privilege to promote your love of animals and help secure your legacy by naming a room, a program, or a feature of the new Furkids property after you or a loved one.

Thank You to Our Partners and Sponsors

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