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P.O. Box 191102Atlanta, GA 31119
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Furkids No-Kill Cat Rescue and Adoptions
posted 6 years ago
Furkids, founded in 2002 by Samantha Shelton, is the largest no-kill cat rescue operation in the Atlanta area. Ms. Shelton was inspired to create the tax-exempt, non-profit organization after finding a mother cat and kittens in her yard and encountering difficulty getting help and homes for them.
While many rescue groups and shelters focus only on healthy animals, Furkids is dedicated also to providing second chances to cats and kittens with special needs, such as diabetes, FIV or those needing corrective surgeries. Furkids operates a limited-access shelter facility and manages adoptions through a cooperative arrangement with several PetSmart stores around the city. Furkids also relies upon the kindness, commitment and generosity of foster families for both cats and dogs in its care.
Ms. Shelton and one other employee are the only paid staff. Shelter operations are supported by a large network of volunteers, who handle everything from daily shelter cleaning to managing the adoptions process, to staffing the the adoption sites each weekend.
There are many fine rescue groups and shelters working in Georgia, but Furkids is unique in its grass-roots origin and its founder's selfless devotion to making the world a better place for companion animals, one cat (or dog) at a time.
I adopted one of our kitties, Samantha (named for guess who!) in 2003 and she and our other kitty are fast friends. I support Furkids financially as best I can, and would encourage others to do the same. Visit the website at www.Furkids.org.
Pros: Has its own veterinary operatory and clinic. Helps with low cost spays and neuters.
Cons: Because of the large number of unaltered strays in the metro area, and the number of people relinquishing their pets due to the economic downturn, the shelter facility could use more space to accommodate more cats and kittens.
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