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My history with Fur Kids began when a small, rural shelter begged for the life of a mother cat, then nursing her kittens, as well as puppies. After pleading with 15 groups,the only group that would... help was Fur Kids. Time and time again they have rescued the sickest, those horrendously injured and many rejected by other rescues. I decided to foster for Fur Kids and became a "failed foster" to Wookie whom I adopted. I can not say enough positive things about this organization and the personnel. Fur Kids deserves much recognition and many accolades for always trying to stretch their resources to help those creatures in need.VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
Furkids is a great rescue organization! I adopted the sweetest kitty that they had rescued. The staff is knowledgeable and very caring. They followed up with me to see how things were going and... offered care advice. I highly recommend Furkids!VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
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My history with Fur Kids began when a small, rural shelter begged for the life of a mother cat, then nursing her kittens, as well as puppies. After pleading with 15 groups,the only group that would help was Fur Kids. Time and time again they have rescued the sickest, those horrendously injured and many rejected by other rescues. I decided to foster for Fur Kids and became a "failed foster" to Wookie whom I adopted. I can not say enough positive things about this organization and the personnel. Fur Kids deserves much recognition and many accolades for always trying to stretch their resources to help those creatures in need.
Furkids is a great rescue organization! I adopted the sweetest kitty that they had rescued. The staff is knowledgeable and very caring. They followed up with me to see how things were going and offered care advice. I highly recommend Furkids!
By all means, avoid Fur Kids. I went through a lengthy process and series of questions after questions with their "volunteer" whose tone was like interrogating. I was told to make sure that I understood that they would take the cats back if there were any issues and problems. Long story short, after a several months since I adopted a cat, he started soiling on the carpet. I took him to the vet and vet confirmed that there was NO medical issues with him. I tried all sorts of things but soiling never stopped and I decided to take him back. Boy or boy... they made me feel like complete CRAP! Or even a criminal. Guilty! Worst kind of human being or less than a human!! Retired Vet that worked there was the only nice one. All the other WOMEN there are horribly rude and disrespectful. I will not ever want to see them again and will not recommend Fur Kids AT ALL. Unless you wish to be treated like some kind hopelessly dumb person who doesn't know anything about the cats and kittens and don't mind feeling like you owe them for letting you and allowing you adopt a poor animal. They are just AWFUL!
Furkids is at best disorganized. They seem to have lost focus on what should be their primary mission (to find animals homes better than the shelter). When adopting my cat from them, I was put through a grueling screening process, including many questions about declawing, even though I stated up front I would never declaw a cat. Their premise seems to be guilty until proven innocent. They are also disorganized. It's hard to get a call back from the right person if you want to adopt a cat; you can't just show up and adopt (seems like that would be simple right?!). I think there are better run shelters and plenty of cats to go around. No need to try and beg them to let you adopt a cat.
Not a bad place to adopt a pet. The animals appear to be very well treated. The facility is also clean and well run. The volunteers are also very friendly and appear to be passionate about the animals and agency as a whole.
I adopted two cats from Furkids a year ago and they are great pets. The organization does a good job of matching it's pets with individuals looking to adopt. Furkids relies heavily on volunteers and donations; based on that they did a super job during my adoption and I would highly recommend adopting from them.
I'm all for rescue organizations. I think adopting a pet is the only way to go when obtaining your new friend. But I would not choose to go with Furkids. Their organization is poorly run, they have very biased regulations surrounding their adoptions and if you question anything they do or about the adoption, you see a very ugly side of the people running the organization. I asked a question about how the process worked and got a call back from the woman in charge. She was unquestionably rude and flat out disrespectful. Do yourself a favor and go over to Petfinder and find a different group to adopt a cat from. Furkids is not worth it.
I had a bad experience with FurKids. They were unprofessional. They lead me to believe that I was being considered to adopt a cat and then the cat was given to someone else. I had interviewed for my cat of interest and was told that we would continue the interview at another time. I was never contacted and told the cat was given to another person. I had to find out from the place of adoption. I called and left a message with the person who interviewed me and with FurKids. I never received a return phone call.
Furkids is a no-kill, no-cage rescue for cats. One of the FEW none depressing shelters in the state. They only adopt out a cat or kitten after it has been spayed/neutered, is up to date on all appropriate shots and has had any medical needs met. As an example, a cat needed surgery on her hip. $3,000 later she is roaming around the shelter office as she recovers and then will be eligible for adoption. There are a couple of "medical"or isolation rooms and the animals there are in cages. But only for the safety of themselves and the other cats. When well they will join the general population. The healthy, adoptable cats are divided up between @ 9 other large rooms where there are toys, cat trees for climbing, and comfortable cat beds for snoozing. Potential adopters can visit the cats in the rooms, hold them, play with them and decide which is the perfect cat for their situation. Volunteers will answer questions and give suggestions as to which might be the best adoption choice. They also have adoption centers at several PetSmart stores. They are my first choice for any charitible donations I can make. It is also a place I volunteer my time. They have helped me capture several feral cats near my home. They were vetted, and were either placed with a family or are waiting for adoption. If all shelters (for both dogs and cats) could be run like Furkids the lives of many animals would be so much better.