Blogs from April 2017

Furkids’ 15th Birthday Party - An Out of This World Success!

Posted on Thursday, April 6th

The Furkids’ 15th Birthday Party was an out of this world success! We are proud to announce that we raised $150,000! We are so grateful to our sponsors, our auction donors, our guests and donors for making our party such a successful evening! A special thank you to our special celebrity guest, Jackson Galaxy, our honoree, Paul Preston and our emcee, Kaedy Kiely! This was a celebration we will cherish forever!   We also want to congratulate our volunteers that achieved 10 years of service this year and were honored at the party. The 2017 class is Elizabeth Colvin, Laurie Deemer, Beth Erwin, Martha Camp, Belinda Kach, Suzanne… READ MORE >

Furkids Partners with Dog Trainer Alex Andes!

Posted on Wednesday, April 5th

Our tails are wagging so hard - we’re excited to tell you about the big plans for our Dog Program! Furkids staff and volunteers will soon be learning the latest canine training techniques with Alex Andes, owner of Peach on a Leash Dog Training & Behavior Services. Before pursuing her dream of starting her own business, Alex worked for and learned from celebrity dog trainer Victoria Stilwell of Animal Planet’s “It’s Me or the Dog.”  Alex will help us become even better at assessing and serving dogs at intake, in the shelter, and after adoption. Some planned programs include puppy classes, manners… READ MORE >

PREGNANT SENIOR CAT FACES CHALLENGES

Posted on Tuesday, April 4th

Mostly-toothless Khatleesi was not having an easy time with what was surely her umpteenth pregnancy. As an 8-year old, she was, technically, a pregnant senior. But she soldiered on, and delivered The Meowtain, Jon Snow, Arya Stalk, and Tyrion Lannispurr. (Don’t judge, she’d used up all those cute kitten names with other litters. This time she had to think outside of the litter box.) As Khatleesi was cleaning them up, which was surely challenging without teeth, she began to feel nauseous. Although she was hungry, she couldn’t eat. Pain made it nearly impossible for her to nurse her littles. But,… READ MORE >

Accentuate the PAWSitive - FIV is No Big Deal!

Posted on Tuesday, April 4th

Samson and his forever family know that the feline immunodeficiency virus is spread by deep bites typical of un-altered tom cats in territorial battles, or from mom to baby in the birth process. It is not passed among house cats using the same litter boxes or food dishes; or by communal grooming. It’s just fine for FIV cats to live with people, dogs, and other cats. Kitties who test positive for FIV CAN have reduced immune function, and MIGHT be at greater risk for respiratory infections and dental issues; but those conditions are easily treated. With normal veterinary care, cats… READ MORE >