Atlanta-based Furkids Disrupts Traditional Animal Adoption Process with Unique TransFur Program

Posted on Monday, March 4th

Atlanta-based Furkids Disrupts Traditional Animal Adoption Process  with Unique TransFur Program More than 1300 animals on Georgia’s “animal death row” now have happy homes in Northern states because of the success of the novel Furkids Georgia Interstate TransFUR Coalition.  Furkids, headquartered in Atlanta, is a nonprofit charitable organization that operates the largest cage-free, no-kill shelter in the Southeast for rescued cats and Sadie’s Place, a no-kill shelter for dogs. Furkids launched the TransFUR program in March, 2018 when Furkids CEO Samantha Shelton learned that no-kill shelters in the North have high demand and a low inventory of adoptable animals while Georgia has an overabundance of homeless animals available for adoption.  The… READ MORE >

Holidays are Mayhem for Your Pets - Safety Tips for Dog and Cat Lovers

Posted on Tuesday, December 18th

Holidays are Mayhem for Your Pets - Safety Tips for Dog and Cat Lovers We all enjoy the holidays, and all the ribbons, wrapping and sparkly things can be pretty fun for your pets too. Since these fun things can actually harm your cat or dog, here are some ideas for enjoying a safe and fun holiday for all your family, including the kitties! Forego Holiday Plants - Mistletoe, Amaryllis, Holly, Poinsettia and Lilys are all poisonous plants. Just don’t use them, or use artificial plants. Watch the Pine Needles – If eaten, sharp ends can puncture intestines, internal organs. Think like your pet and make sure any pine needles are not accessible to… READ MORE >

I Am A Dog Foster Mom.

Posted on Friday, January 13th

Our incredible foster, Marci Reynolds, writes about her journey through fostering and the joy it brings to her life! We learned about dogs fostering when... I first learned about fostering dogs when my husband and I decided to adopt a second Rat Terrier. We did some research online and found Rat Terrier Rescue, and a foster mom who was caring for several dogs we wanted to meet. We made the 2 hour trek to her home with our current Rat Terrier Lexie and proceeded to experience love at first bark with Tater Tot, now Tate. After the appropriate background and… 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 >

Furkids #petpARTners

Posted on Thursday, October 13th

At Furkids, we love it when our community gets involved, be it local businesses, organizations, service groups or schools. Hope Knight, an art teacher at Dolvin Elementary School, found a great way to get her students interested in helping Furkids animals through art! It is a community service project called “PetpARTners”, and the goal, according to Knight, “is to raise awareness of the homeless pet population in our community and bring in more adopting families and donations.” Knight’s students look at the adoptable pets on furkids.org and create beautiful portraits based on the profile photos of each pet. “We are… READ MORE >

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