On September 21-22, animal lovers in metro Atlanta will have a special opportunity to tour Georgia’s largest cage-free, no-kill shelter for homeless cats, when Furkids holds its annual open house and tour. Lots of Furkids’ cats and dogs will be on site for meeting and greeting potential volunteers, adopters and foster caregivers.
The Open House will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days. The Furkids’ Shelter is located at 2650 Pleasantdale Road Suite 8, Atlanta, 30340. The Open House will feature lunch available for purchase, children’s activities, a DJ featuring hits from the 80s (Saturday) and the popular “Bark ‘n Bite” bake sale with treats from some of Atlanta’s top bakeries. There will also be plenty of cats and kittens (and a few dogs) who are looking for their forever homes. Proceeds from the event will support the Furkids’ operation, including spaying and neutering services.
“The open house is a wonderful way for Furkids to open our beautiful shelter to people who may not be familiar with the organization,” said Samantha Shelton, founder and executive director of Furkids. “We hope to make lots of connections between our animals who need permanent homes and the people who can provide love and companionship. We’re especially looking forward to meeting new friends and volunteers.”
Guests are asked to bring a gift for the animals of the most frequently requested items – paper towels, trash bags and Clorox wipes. Go to the Furkids wish list to see more items they need. You can also bring your donations for the Furkids Thrift Store.
If you are thinking about adopting, volunteering or donating to Furkids, the Open House is a great opportunity to get to know more about the Furkids’ staff, volunteers and animals.
In 2012, Furkids saved over 1,000 dogs and cats. Click here to read more about Furkids’ accomplishments in 2012. So far in 2013 (through August 31) Furkids has saved 1,134 animals and has sent 934 animals to their new forever homes.