Cat Adoptions | Atlanta Animal Shelter | Furkids | Furkids
You might see a cat or kitten for sale at a Atlanta pet store and assume that buying a cat is the only option. Or you might, as many people do, believe that a cat for sale from a store or a breeder in Atlanta is somehow “better” than one you might find for adoption in a Atlanta animal shelter. This is a common misconception, and it couldn’t be further from the truth. The cats and kittens available for adoption at your local shelters and rescue groups are wonderful, sweet, healthy companions who are homeless through no fault of their own. Many times, animals end up in shelters simply because their former owner encountered a financial hardship and could no longer afford to care for them, or perhaps even lost their own home. Whatever the reason, most cats and kittens in shelters are great former pets who have lived in homes, and are often already litterbox trained.
Furkids began as a network of foster homes for cats and continues this legacy to now include both cats and dogs. Fostered animals temporarily reside, often as briefly as a week or two, in the homes of nurturing volunteers throughout the Atlanta area until they are permanently adopted. We provide food and veterinary care for the fostered animals. The short-term experience of fostering offers many individuals and families a practical way to explore the idea of having a pet in their homes and, therefore, we highly encourage the experience. For more information, please click .
Each year, Atlanta Pet Rescue helps around 1,000 animals, many that are abused, find a home. The non-profit, volunteer-staffed organization receives 90% of its dogs and cats from "high-kill" animal shelters in Georgia, said a manager. The other animals account for owner surrenders. Atlanta Pet Rescue vaccinates, spays or neuters all its residents. The organization also gives medical care to sick animals and operates a pet rehabilitation center in Vinings. On average, Atlanta Pet Rescue has 85 dogs and 2o cats. The animals live in community housing and listen, at times, to classical music. Atlanta Pet Rescue does everything within its power to reduce the number of dogs and cats that are euthanized in metro Atlanta. We rescue most of our dogs and cats from area shelters and once rescued, they are vaccinated, treated for intestinal and external parasites and are spayed or neutered.To rescue and re-home abused, neglected and homeless dogs and cats in metro Atlanta;to educate pet owners to properly care for their animals; and to reduce the number of feral cats andkittens through the humane practice of TNR (trap-neuter-return).PAWS Atlanta has a limited amount of space for homeless cats and dogs at our shelter, and there are many more than we can house needing rescue. Our foster program allows us to rescue more animals, and it also gives us the opportunity to better socialize and learn about the pets in our care before they go up for adoption. Our pets need fostering for as little as 2-4 weeks or as long as several months. PAWS Atlanta provides the medical care, food, and supplies. You provide the love and shelter! To take part in the PAWS Atlanta Foster Program you must submit a completed application to and then set up a home inspection. We appreciate you helping us save more pets!Angels Among Us Pet Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity dedicated to saving dogs and cats from high-kill shelters in north Georgia. We operate through a network of volunteers and foster homes in the metro Atlanta area. Our efforts are funded by tax-deductible contributions from compassionate people and organizations who care and want to help make a difference… one pet at a time.Furkids, headquartered in Atlanta, GA, is a 501(c)(3) 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 also operates one of the only facilities in the Southeast dedicated to the care of FIV positive cats. The Furkids mission is to rescue homeless animals, provide them with the best medical care and nurturing environment while working to find them a forever home. Furkids heals the whole animal, physically and emotionally, restoring its health and its spirit. Furkids has rescued and altered more than 25,000 animals since its founding in 2002. Approximately 1,000 animals are in the Furkids program today, in the Furkids shelters, 13 PetSmart and Petco adoption centers, and more than 400 foster homes in the Atlanta area.