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Good cause for the animals but staff and volunteers in charge could use some re-training on basic people skills. Me and my family have been volunteering with the dog shelter for four years now. On 1/14 I went as usual with my wife on my son, while my wife did cleaning of the premises, my son and I walked dogs and tallied their time out. We normally walk between 3-5 dogs each time between 20-30mins each. On this day after the 3rd dog, an older blonde-botoxed lady with an arm brace out of a sudden blasted that no-one under 18 was permitted in the facility under no circumstance and that they could loose their license. I was shocked by the comment, specially since I have seen this lady in multiple occasions, and the last time was in December. She mentioned that the volunteer policy changed 6 months back. I am glad there were HS students (under 18) present and heard her. She just ridiculed herself and the institution, but at the same time broke my sons heart. He loved this place. I felt offended by her comments and voiced this out via e-mail, still waiting for a resolution or a note back out of courtesy. They may be good to the animals, but they are just mean to the volunteers. From now on, there is one less family (and friends and neighbors and whomever I can reach out) who will no longer volunteer and provide donations to this institution. As I mentioned when I parted, good luck.
Posted: 1/15/2018 • Link to this review
Liars, unprofessional amateurs and thieves... These are words that I would use to describe their staff. "Furkids" is a good example of what happens when you let a bunch of bored housewives run an organization. They remind me of those dim-witted, bimbo stage moms you see on TV. You know, the drama-queens who never quite accepted the fact that their high school days are over? They are unorganized, make things up as go along and act out of spite, arbitrarily enforcing policies based on their emotional state and whether or not they like you. In the case of my wife, they confiscated our new kitten,(under false pretenses) based on hearsay and in breach of our contract with them. After a lengthy, unorganized "adoption process" we took possession of the cat in early April. Not being a "pet person" as my wife and son are, I was not fully aware that (until things were "finalized) we were merely "fosters" until the process was complete. We jumped through the hoops, had the shots done as required and scheduled to have the cat spayed. The day after my wife dropped the cat off, she was called by (Nicole Neill) and informed that we could not have the kitten back because we had our other cat declawed when she was younger. This is after we had the kitten for five or six weeks. Rather than attempting to resolve this issue they decided to, arbitrarily, cancel our adoption, thus, breaching the contract...this after accepting the kitten, again, under false pretenses.
Posted: 5/16/2017 • Link to this review
I adopted from one of the shelters in the Lifeline Animal Project Network for my high functioning autistic child. The cat was fostered by one of the people listed on their website who reluctantly gave it up due to allergies in the household. I had the cat a year and a half when the cat accidentally got out. The shelter trapped the cat and kept it and failed to notify me that they had trapped the cat. They ignored my emails when I asked if they had been successful in trapping my cat but my email was ignored along with my emails asking for advice because I was still trying to find my cat. I had to go to the shelter in person and they only told me I could not adopt from them due to breach of contract. I had previously inquired about adopting a second cat. I had to put two and two together to figure out that they had my cat all along. By this time, I had spent a lot of time and money in my continued search. I contacted the head of the shelter and she said she agreed with the decision to ban me. I emailed both the head and the foster mom confronting them about what happened. I have not heard back from either. However, on 11/24, the same day I confronted the head, two positive reviews showed up on Kudzu after I had told her that Furkids had more negative than positive reviews. I suspect they were submitted by Furkids. The regular volunteers are great but the people in charge cannot be trusted because they have lied to me several times and tried to cover it up.
Posted: 12/08/2014 • Last edited: 11/08/2015 • Link to this review
I've nothing but wonderful things to say about this rescue organization. The cats are extremely well-cared for, which makes them sociable, sweet, and healthy. My wife and I have adopted 4 kitties from them, several of which would've been turned away by other rescue groups due to the cats' special medical needs (our amazing 3-legged Maine Coon kitten, for example). I actually appreciate the rigorous screening process. I like knowing that Furkids cares so much for each cat that they won't sign over the cats to just anyone. They do their due diligence to ensure the best possible home for their animals. I also think that Furkids is a model of a non-profit, running almost entirely on donations and volunteer efforts. All money they receive, and all volunteer work, goes directly to the care of the animals. I'm thankful for all they do for homeless kitties in Georgia, and for the care they gave to the kittens we adopted. I am delighted to support their mission.
Posted: 12/06/2014 • Last edited: 11/08/2015 • Link to this review
FurKids saves thousands of pets yearly and should receive the utmost praise and support from our community. Not only are they are there when no one else is pulling cats from euthanasia with minutes to spare, they are there for the ones who have been abused and neglected or need serious medical attention. There is no shortage of heart warming rescue stories from this rescue who is passionate not only about saving lives but being committed to that animal for life (in the case of Popeye who years later was found in San Francisco and was flown back to Atlanta to be back in their program - healthy, loved, safe). My friends, that is what passion and commitment looks like. Or take Hartsfield who was severely neglected and being kicked around in the neighborhood because he was "ugly"; Hartsfield was rescued, cleaned up, got healthy, and is being shown love and compassion that he was not getting from his neighborhood. Or take Adeline who is a kitten that was kicked and had a skull fracture, broken jaw and a blind eye as a result. She was swooped up by FurKids in an instant to get urgent medical care and then safe in a loving home to nurture her back to health. Adeline and Hartsfield are just two more shining examples of a loving and honorable rescue at work. Without FurKids, these examples among hundreds of others would have a much different ending to their story. I am an avid fan of FurKids' life saving work in Georgia and I have adopted two of my cats from them.
Posted: 12/01/2014 • Last edited: 11/08/2015 • Link to this review
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.
Posted: 11/25/2014 • Last edited: 11/08/2015 • Link to this review
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!
Posted: 11/25/2014 • Last edited: 11/08/2015 • Link to this review
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!
Posted: 5/09/2013 • Last edited: 11/08/2015 • Link to this review
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.
Posted: 9/05/2012 • Last edited: 11/08/2015 • Link to this review
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.
Posted: 4/12/2010 • Last edited: 11/08/2015 • Link to this review
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.
Posted: 4/26/2008 • Last edited: 11/08/2015 • Link to this review
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.
Posted: 11/10/2007 • Last edited: 11/28/2014 • Link to this review
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.
Posted: 10/24/2007 • Last edited: 11/28/2014 • Link to this review
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.
Posted: 5/31/2007 • Last edited: 11/08/2015 • Link to this review