Non-profit Spotlight: Furkids, Atlanta Magazine
September 30,2019 
The two-time Give Atlanta Challenge winner has big expansion plans - for animals and kids alike.

Furkids Relocating Headquarters, Cat Shelter To Forsyth County, Patch
September 13,2019 
Furkids Animal Rescue and Shelters is moving its Doraville cat shelter and headquarters to a home of its own at a large campus in Cumming.

Furkids Animal Rescue and Shelters is moving out of Doraville and expanding, Dekalb Neighbor
September 10,2019 
Furkids Animal Rescue and Shelters is moving their headquarters and is looking for homes for 100 cats before the big move happens.

"Cats" run loose at Atlanta's Fox Theatre, Fox 5
August 7,2019 
Fox 5 and two of the Cats company members visit the Furkids Cat Shelter to learn more about why Cats has become such an indelible part of pop culture and help some real furry friends find forever homes!

TransFURing love across state lines, Atlanta INtown
August 1,2019 
Atlanta based Furkids is going the extra mile - actually, lots of extra miles - to help put a dent in Georgia's animal euthanasia rates. 

Atlanta program gives kids chance to practice reading with catsFox 5
July 17,2019 
Furkids reading program, FurTales, helps children practice their reading while socializing rescue cats.

Petco, Furkids to host Roswell foster event, North Fulton Neighbor
June 18,2019 
Furkids will be teaming up with the Petco Foundation to recognize local fostering volunteers and host a foster event June 29.

Miranda Lambert coming to Infinite Energy Arena, Supporting Furkids, Gwinnett Daily Post
June 17,2019 
One donor will be randomly selected to meet the country star. 

Free dog adoptions for National Pet Appreciation Week, Fox 5
June 7,2019 
Shorenstein Properties LLC hosted a free dog adoption event Friday at the Bank of America Plaza in partnership with Furkids. 

#4 Sam Shelton (Furkids) & Kim Musso (Dogtopia), Halcyon Trailblazer Podcast 
May 30, 2019
On this month’s show, Halcyon shares a light on trailblazers who are making a difference through their dedication to animals.

A family friendly guide to getting the most out of an Atlanta Summer, Atlanta Journal Constitution 
May 21, 2019
What to do with kids in Atlanta this summer, including volunteering at Furkids! 

Furkids helps kittens find new homes, WSB-TV
May 11, 2019
Kitten season is here, and it brought hundreds of cats and kittens with it!

Local Heroes Come to Animals' Rescue, Peachtree Corners Magazine
April 6, 2019
Two groups that save animal lives. 

Furkids Granted $500,000 From Petco Foundation to Save More Lives, Patch
April 5, 2019
The $500,00 grant will extend efforts to save more animal lives in metro Atlanta and Georgia. 

Join Kaedy in Celebrating Furkids’ 17th Anniversary, 97.1 The River
March 20, 2019
Kaedy talks with Furkids’ founder Sam Shelton about how YOU can help them serve even more animals every year!

How you can help Atlanta: A guide to volunteer opportunities, Atlanta Magazine
January 14, 2019
Throughout metro Atlanta, about 5,000 nonprofits strive to make their communities stronger. Furkids is part of Atlanta Magazine's roundup of local volunteer opportunties.

Furkids CEO Samantha Shelton discusses pet safety during the holidays, WABE
December 6, 2018
From Christmas trees to “people food,” there are a lot of potential holiday hazards for pets and pet owners this time of year.

How Furkids makes a difference in the lives of cats, dogs, and the community, Atlanta Magazine
September 23, 2018
Child volunteers and cross-country deliveries help the 2017 GIVE Atlanta Challenge winner find homes for strays

Miranda Lambert asking fans to donate to local animal shelter, Gwinnett Daily Post
January 15, 2018
One donor will be randomly selected to meet the country music star

Pilots volunteer to airlift animals in the path of Hurricane Irma to Furkids,North Fulton Neighbor
September 8, 2017
Private pilots volunteering for Furkids have joined the Hurricane Irma evacuation effort to airlift homeless animals to safety in Atlanta.

Celebrity "Cat Daddy" Jackson Galaxy at Furkids Event this Saturday, Atlanta Journal Constitution 
March 22, 2017
The Animal Planet star will be bringing his signature style to the fun-filled evening at Fernbank Museum of Natural History.

Join Kaedy Kiely from 97.1FM The River at the Furkids 15th Annual Birthday Bash
March 22, 2017
Furkids founder and CEO Samantha Shelton's sat down with Kaedy to chat about the upcoming event.

My Local Animal Shelter's Adorable, Low-Budget 'Kitty Kommercial' Rockets to Stardom, AdWeek
January 10, 2017
My local no-kill shelter's low-budget cat ad just went viral.

Viral cat video boosts donations, adoptions for Georgia pet shelter, CNBC
January 9, 2017
Viral cat videos are a dime a dozen, but this one is helping homeless animals get adopted and boosting shelter donations.

Cat shelter employs 'used-cat salesman' for hilarious ad (Video Interview), Sunrise Australia
January 7, 2017
Monique and Andrew meet the woman behind the commercial.

What Were They Thinking?: Selling cats like used cars, Target Marketing
In this episode of "What Were They Thinking?" Melissa's joined by a very special pint-sized guest to discuss the epic success of Furkids Rescue & Shelter's viral "Kitty Kommercial," and what all marketers can learn from it.

Animal Shelter’s Donations Skyrocket After Hilarious Commercial Goes Viral!, David Wolfe
A commercial from Atlanta-based pet shelter Furkids has taken the internet by storm, reportedly prompting a drastic surge in donations.

Animal shelter’s adorable ‘kitty’ commercial is purr-fection, Global News
January 6, 2017
An animal shelter in Atlanta, Georgia is winning the hearts of both cat and dog lovers after their hilarious online cat commercial exploded on the popular content sharing website Reddit.

This Ad Will Make Even Hard-Core Dog People Want to Adopt a Cat, Advertising Age

January 5, 2017
Sometimes you don't need to be an expert to make a great campaign. Contractor Paul Preston's charmingly improvised video riffing off some tried-and-true advertising conventions is working wonders in urging people to adopt homeless animals.

You’ll want to watch this low-budget cat adoption commercial ‘furever’, New York Post

January 5, 2017
Have you ever seen a more purr-fect commercial? Furkids Animal Rescue and Shelters, an organization of no-kill animal rescue centers in Atlanta, Georgia, uploaded a side-splitting commercial to get people to adopt their cats.

Atlanta animal shelter makes the front page of Reddit with viral cat ad, Atlanta Journal Constitution
January 5, 2017
A low (make that no)-budget video shot on the fly to promote Furkids, an Atlanta animal shelter, scored a huge social-media triumph when it made the front page of Reddit today.

This Low-Budget Animal Shelter Commercial Is Equal Parts Hilarious And Endearing, BuzzFeed
January 5, 2017
Furkids Animal And Rescue Center, a no-kill Atlanta-based rescue organization, produced a one-of-a-kind, hilarious commercial for its facilities.

We talk to Paul Preston, the man behind Furkids viral video, A Freak Accident Podcast
January 5, 2017

Animal Shelter’s Hilarious Cat Commercial Is A Low-Budget Masterpiece, The Huffington Post
January 4, 2017
Furkids Animal Rescue and Shelters, an animal rescue organization and group of no-kill shelters headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, has produced a hilarious online commercial that’s absolutely purr-fect. 

Couple drives from Boston to adopt from Alpharetta shelter, Atlanta Journal Constitution
November 27, 2016
After weeks of searching, a couple in Massachusetts found the perfect pet to adopt — in Alpharetta [at Furkids].

Primerica recognizes philanthropic grantees at employee luncheon, Gwinnett Daily Post
October 27, 2016
Duluth-based Primerica recently announced during a luncheon event grantees of The Primerica Foundation, the company’s philanthropic arm that honored five nonprofits selected by Primerica’s employees.

Kids boost skills by reading to cats at Furkids shelters, Atlanta Journal Constitution.
August 26, 2016 
Jack Graham was just a toddler when he started reading to cats. He would visit the cat shelter with his mom and older brother and read their bio cards to them.

Furkids earns Petco adoption champion award, Forsyth Herald
November 18, 2015
On Nov. 6 the Petco Foundation honored Furkids Animal Rescue and Shelters with a national $36,200 grant award.

Furkids rescuing animals in Atlanta, CNN
November 3, 2015
Furkids in metro Atlanta focuses on rescuing animals in need and placing them in loving homes where they will be cherished.

Furkids, Inc. Featured on for People 2 People.
October 21, 2013
Channel 2 visited the Furkids cat shelter to see donations in action and how community giving on 11/13/13, GA Gives Day will help Furkids save more homless animals. 


No-Kill Shelter Facing Overcrowding on CBS Atlanta
July 25, 2012
Dogs and cats are dying every day because there are so many animals up for adoption. Traditionally pet adoptions are down in the summer, but this year animal abandonment is up. That’s proving to be a problem for no-kill shelters Read more and see the video.


Interview with Samantha Shelton on Make a Difference Radio
May 2, 2012
Listen and learn how Samantha has created an organization that has been honored six times with the Best in America Seal of Excellence – cementing Furkids as a premier animal related nonprofit in the Southeast.

Samantha Shelton, Interview on 97.1 The River
May 2, 2012
Kaedy spoke with founder and Executive Director of Furkids, Samantha Shelton about the 10 year anniversary of her Furkids non-profit — a cage-free, no-kill shelter for rescued dogs and cats.

Samantha Shelton, Animal Advocate of the Top Order
February 22, 2012
“As a part of our ‘Greatest Person’ series, we highlight Peachtree Corners resident Samantha Shelton who brings help and hope to cats and dogs through her no-kill cage-free shelters called Furkids.” Read more.


2011 News Roundup: Top 5 Hearwarming Humans
December 30, 2011
“It seems to me like the perfect way to wind up my 2011 News Roundup is to celebrate the people who went miles above and beyond to save cats’ lives and show us the true meaning of compassion and courage.” Read more…see Heartwarming Human #3.

Linus. A Less Adoptable Cat? Or Just Waiting for the Right Home?
September 15, 2011
“As animal rescuers, we never know why some animals get adopted quickly and others are passed over time and time again. These are animals who have no disabilities, are not obvious special needs animals and have no known behavioral issues. Their only ‘special need’ is a forever home. Linus, a beautiful solid white cat with golden eyes at Furkids (cat rescue group in Metro Atlanta and a Best Friends No More Homeless Pets Network partner), certainly didn’t have any of the characteristics of many other ‘less adoptable’ animals.” Read more.

Rescued Decatur cat graces big screen
June 29, 2011
Decatur resident Mary Stacy loves her feline friends – so much so she found a way to include them in her professional life. Her cat, Jack Hollis, has appeared in numerous movies and television shows, including Atlantan Tyler Perry’s “Madea Goes to Jail. ”If it wasn’t for the DeKalb nonprofit Furkids, Stacy would not have found Jack, she said. Furkids, an animal rescue shelter, markets animals for adoption through retailers like Petsmart. The organization offers refuge for abandoned and homeless animals and provides low-cost options for spaying and neutering. Read more.

Treasures Await at FurKids Thrift Store
June 20, 2011
FurKids Thrift Store is a unique, high-end thrift store and is located right in the heart of Peachtree Corners. The store’s proceeds go to help fund the non-profit FurKids, a one-of-a-kind cage-free, no-kill animal shelter that works in conjunction with Petsmart to find homes for kitties and pups no one loves…

“The treasures are there and there’s a lot of great deals to be had,” said FurKids founder, Samantha Shelton. “It is just one more way we’re serving our community, by providing really nice items to people that are affordable and at the same time it’s helping our shelter.” Read More.

Cat Shelter Gets Cat-O-Miniums
June 14, 2011
Furkids, the largest no-kill, cage-free shelter in Georgia with hundreds of cats and volunteers, received a ‘cat-o-miniums’ wall cubby from The Beck Group as a donation to the homeless cat shelter.

“Beck has certainly helped because the cats have fun, little structures to sleep in and navigate through,” said said Samantha Shelton, who started Furkids nine years ago when she found a family of cats in her backyard. Read More.

…more In the News articles

Press Releases

09/10/19 Furkids to Relocate Doraville Cat Shelter

07/09/19 VCA Animal Hospitals to Support Furkids Animal Rescue & Shelters by Providing Free Healthy Start Exams for Adoptive Pet Parents

06/17/19 Country Star Miranda Lambert Urges Atlanta Fans to Fill the Little Red Wagon to Support Furkids Animal Rescue and Shelter

06/17/19 Furkids Partners with the Petco Foundation to Celebrate Local Foster Volunteers

04/03/19 Petco Foundation Invests in Livesaving Work of Furkids


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