Open Your Home — and Your Heart — to an FIV+ Cat

Posted on Friday, April 12th

Open Your Home — and Your Heart — to an FIV+ Cat When Chris Poole adopted his now-famous feline Marmalade in 2013, he wasn’t aware that the adorable orange tabby kitten had feline immunodeficiency virus, or FIV. Today, despite his diagnosis, Marmalade is a happy, healthy 6-year-old cat who snuggles and plays with his brother, Cole — a fluffy black feline who doesn’t have FIV. Together, Cole and Marmalade have amassed millions of followers on social media, and they’re showing the world that being FIV+ isn’t a death sentence for a cat, nor does it mean an FIV+ cat can’t share a home with a non-infected cat. However, FIV+ cats are still… READ MORE >

Happy Tails from the Lamar County Puppy Mill Dogs

Posted on Monday, April 8th

Happy Tails from the Lamar County Puppy Mill Dogs On March 14th, Furkids joined the Atlanta Humane Society in the rescue of 44 dogs from a puppy mill in Lamar County, GA. The dogs were living in horrid conditions, covered in their own urine and excrement in muddy outdoor pens. They did not have access to food or clean water. Furkids took in 10 of the dogs, while the others were rescued by Atlanta Humane Society and Great Pyrenees Rescue of Atlanta. It took us several weeks to get these poor, neglected animals ready to be adopted. Many of them had horribly matted fur, ear and eye infections, badly… READ MORE >

17th Anniversary Party the Most Successful to Date!

Posted on Wednesday, March 27th

17th Anniversary Party the Most Successful to Date! The Furkids 17th Anniversary Party last Saturday was our most successful to date! We want to enthusiastically thank our generous sponsors and party attendees. It was so good to see you and we hope you had a wonderful time! It's been an incredible 17 years of saving lives, completing families, and enriching communities. We are so grateful to have friends like you to celebrate our milestones with us. Thanks to your support through sponsorships, ticket sales, donations and auction purchases, we are excited to announce that we raised $185,000 at this year's party! Your amazing gifts allow us to save animals in… READ MORE >

A Touch of Fate

Posted on Tuesday, March 26th

A Touch of Fate Fate is defined as forces outside of your control that make things happen. It was fate that put Marco's picture on Craig's List for rehoming. Even though he is deaf. It was fate that caused a great Furkids volunteer to see the Craig's List posting.   It was fate that allowed that volunteer to rescue Marco from a very uncertain future and bring him into the Furkids family. Because he was deaf and about to be homeless. It was fate that on Marco's very first Caturday, Joe, who was visiting from New Jersey, stopped by the main cat shelter with some friends… READ MORE >

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 >

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