What life-saving change allowed a long-time Furkid to find a new home in minutes?

Posted on Friday, July 13th

What life-saving change allowed a long-time Furkid to find a new home in minutes? Now you can be a part of a game-changing new program! Tessa, a beautiful kitty, lived at Furkids for nearly 365 long days, watching adopters leave the shelter with other cats. Sadly, Tessa was always left behind, and our staff members watched this affectionate cat lose her spirit. Until a bold new program matched Tessa with an unlikely adoptive family - almost immediately. Furkids and the Athens Area Humane Society joined forces to launch the Georgia Interstate TransFUR Coalition, an innovative state-to-state animal adoption program. The purpose is to give homeless Georgia pets a better chance at adoption by sending them… READ MORE >

Hurricane Matthew Victims Update

Posted on Thursday, October 27th

- UDPATE -  Two weeks ago, Furkids took in 63 Hurricane Matthew victims who had been affected by severe flooding in the Carolinas. We asked for contributions to help with the care of these helpless animals who had lost everything, and our fans stepped up. Thanks to your generous donations, we were able to provide for all the Hurricane Matthew dogs and cats who came into our shelters. Many of the animals were placed into safe, warm, loving foster homes and are settling in well and recovering. Again, we want to thank all our supporters, volunteers, fosters and staff who… READ MORE >

Save the Date for Georgia Gives Day!

Posted on Thursday, October 27th

Georgia Gives Day is coming up on November 17, 2016, and we are so excited to participate. GGD is a 24-hour, statewide giving event that has raised more than $9 million for Georgia nonprofits in the first three years. This year, it just happens to fall on the same day as our Paws for Cocktails celebration, and is going to be an extra special party you don’t want to miss, so get your tickets HERE! Furkids wants to make history and raise $100,000 for animals in need, and you can help us! Join the hundreds of Georgians who will be… READ MORE >

Over 50 Hurricane Matthew victims to arrive at Furkids

Posted on Thursday, October 13th

42 cats and nine dogs are being transported to Furkids Animal Rescue & Shelters after being left in the wake Hurricane Matthew’s destruction. Many shelters in coastal areas in the Southeast have been flooded, both literally and figuratively.​ Jamie Stillwachs from Brother Wolf Animal Rescue in Asheville, NC, said that a shelter in Marion County, SC was swept away by the rising river waters. “[It] doesn’t look like they even have a shelter to go back to,” said Stillwachs. “All animals, staff and volunteers are holed up in an emergency center at this time.” Samantha Shelton, Furkids founder and executive director,… READ MORE >

Flea-and-Tick-Ridden Puppies Rescued!

Posted on Thursday, September 22nd

These puppies were just rescued by Furkids. Their mother is a pet living in Lula, Georgia, but she is an “outside” dog. The owner said that the mother dog got out under the backyard fence and met up with a neighborhood male dog. When the mother returned home, it was discovered that she was pregnant. The babies were born outside in deplorable conditions. For eight weeks, they and their mom have been subjected to the elements. Our rescuers were called out to the property about five puppies, but upon arrival, only four puppies were found. This means that one of… READ MORE >

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