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Welcome to FURR!! Adoptions Available!

September 29, 2010 Comments off

In Memory of S'mores

Our goal as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization is to rescue homeless and/or feral cats and prepare them for forever homes.

Founder & Executive Director, Terry Schultz, traps, tames and adopts out these cats and kittens to carefully screened loving homes.  All the cats are fully vetted, spayed, neutered and tested for feline aids and leukemia before adoption.  FURR depends solely on donations to fund its operations.

PLEASE HELP SUPPORT OUR CAUSE!!

Mail Checks to:  FURR, PO Box 1164, Waxhaw, NC 28173

HELP US HELP THE KITTIES IN NEED!!
SAVING THE WORLD ONE KITTY AT A TIME!!

See us on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-m6OCNEt-8

One Stop Fundraising Shop!!

January 9, 2012 Comments off

Sunday, January 29, 2012

1:00pm until 4:00pm

Pressly Animal Hospital is Proud to sponsor One Stop Fundraising Shop! A portion of the proceeds go to benefit two great local rescue organizations:

 Greater Charlotte SPCA

FURR – Feline Urgent Rescue and Rehab

Shops represented will be: The Pampered Chef, Premier Designs Jewelry and Thirty-One Gifts.

If you are unable to attend, please visit the online links below to place an order.

The Pampered Chef

Thirty-one

Premier Designs Jewelry does not offer online ordering at the present time. You can pre-order your Premier Designs Jewelry by contacting Lyndsay at LyndsayPaquette@gmail.com

Feel free to check out our website to learn more about the

Premier Designs Difference!

We look forward to seeing you. Please feel free to bring as many friends as you would like.

We would like to make this a huge success!

Petsmart Santa photos

December 18, 2011 Comments off

FURR went to Petsmart and took pictures of Santa with shopper’s pets.

Categories: cat rescue

Quilters help FURR!!

November 22, 2011 Comments off

A wonderful lady and her husband adopted a kitty from FURR about a year ago named “Downey”.  Downey was a SUPER sweet and beautiful lilac point female that was a little older and a bit shy (like a lot of our rescued kitties).  Joyce Walker and her husband thought Downey was just precious and they took her into their home!  It was a wonderful adoption for FURR and a joy to see Downey (after waiting for over a year) go to a loving family!

Last week I got a call from Joyce!  She informed me that she was a member of the Union County Quilters ladies group.  Believe it or not, this is no fly-by-night quilting group!  This group of ladies does some MEAN and SERIOUS quilting!  When I was invited over to see their work, there were blue ribbons hanging all over the place and GORGEOUS quilts hanging for viewing and ooohing and aaahing over!  These are not the kind of quilts that you throw over your bed and lounge around on!  No sir!  These are not the kind of quilts that you let your cats sleep on and make their biskets on……..no sir!  These are very precious, carefully crafted quilts that take MONTHS to make!  These quilts are masterpieces and are usually displayed by hanging them on the wall or by framing them!  What REALLY makes these quilts special is the fact that they are all made for charity work!  These wonderful ladies put all this hard work, time and love into their quilts JUST to donate them for auction to raise money for charity groups!

FURR was lucky enough to be selected as one of the charity groups to be honored with one of these special quilts!  (see picture attached)  Our quilt will be finished by the end of the year and it is just ADORABLE with red and black kitties on it!  If you can see in the picture, there are button noses and eyes, little collars with bells, all kinds of precious faces, etc.  It is truly one of a kind!  FURR will be holding a raffle for this beautiful kitty quilt starting soon and the raffle will probably run for at least 6 months.  The goal (according to the ladies!) is to raise at least $2,000 to $3,000 for this piece!!!  How great is that?  You can bet that I’m going to buy my share of raffle tickets!  I can clearly see this beautiful display hanging in my NEW kitty rescue facility!

Categories: cat rescue

Why you should never declaw your cat

November 18, 2011 Comments off

Declawing a cat is much more dangerous and painful than you think

 

Declawing isn’t a nail trim. It isn’t the equivalent of permanently removing ‘just’ the claws. It is amputation of the entire first joint of each of a cat’s toes.

Declawing is an expensive and irreversible procedure, worst of all, it is very painful for the cat.

Cats have claws for a reason, and declawing creates both physical and emotional problems for many pets.

There are no benefits of declawing… only risks… to the cat, which is why finding alternatives to the surgery is the humane and loving thing to do.

Declawing is surgery that involves amputating the first joint of a cat's toes.

Categories: cat rescue

Three Cats Abandoned; Your Help is Needed – A Special Plea from FURR Founder, Terry Schultz

October 15, 2011 Comments off

Three Abandoned Cats

On September 26 in the middle of the night, someone abandoned three cats in carriers outside the gate of the FURR Lodge which also happens to be my personal property.  My husband, Mike, had let our dogs out early that morning and could not understand why they would not quit barking at the gate.  Much to his dismay he discovered three cat carriers each containing a terrified cat facing the barking dogs!  The poor little things were hissing, shaking and literally scared to death!

The person who abandoned them left a note saying, “I know you’ll do the right thing.”  Yes, we will do the right thing, but this is not how we want to take in cats.  We were not prepared to take in three new cats and this put a strain on our resources.  People may think that just one more cat doesn’t make a difference to an animal rescue organization.  However, it does and people involved in animal rescue know that limits on the number of animals within a facility are controlled for good reason!  Overcrowding leads to so many problems and it limits our ability to provide them the proper care and attention.

We had no free space at the FURR Lodge so these poor cats had to be boarded at the vet’s office for several days.  They had just spent hours in the middle of the night in a carrier at the end of our driveway, were terrified by barking dogs and were now in cages at an unfamiliar place.  We discovered all three cats were females.  As many of you know, the cost to spay a female is greater than the cost to neuter a male cat.  The vet work for the three female cats cost $600 for 3 spays, 3 combo tests, 3 rabies shots, 3 distemper shots, 3 Adv Multi, 3 de-wormers,  3 Capstars…not counting food, litter & transportation & boarding at the vet’s office.  This is a large financial burden that we were not prepared for and do not have the resources to cover!  Since we have taken in these cats, other cats that we wanted to rescue now have to wait. 

FURR needs your help with these abandoned cats!  Please help if you can – donations of any size will help!  To donate immediately, click this link PayPal.  If you prefer to send a check, please send to FURR, P.O. Box 1164, Waxhaw, NC  28173.  Please make sure to write in the memo line on your check the purpose of your donation – “Abandoned Cat Fund.”  All donations are tax deductible.

An important note for everyoneAbandoning animals in this manner against the law and is also unethical.  I would like for the person to step forward and admit guilt and also help with the huge financial burden this has created for FURR.  If anyone has any information that could help us identify the person that did this, we would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you for helping FURR help these cats!

Terry

Categories: cat rescue

FURR Director, Mary Whiteside, Makes a Difference!

September 20, 2011 Comments off

Our very own Mary Whiteside, one of our volunteers was recently recognized by her community, Madison Green Townhomes, for the work she did with a feral colony of cats in the neighborhood.  Mary led the initiative to trap, spay/neuter and vaccinated feral kittens that were wandering through the yards. The kittens she trapped are currently in the process of being domesticated/tamed so they will be able to be adopted into loving homes. FURR donated the cages and pays for all care that is necessary to make such projects successful. Since the FURR rescue facility is at capacity, Mary is currently fostering four of these kittens: Hudson, Madison, Ashland & Brooke. Their names are reflective of the neighborhood streets.

Mary is a great example of how someone properly trained and that has the compassion to make a difference in these cats’ lives, can do so. All they have to do is DO IT!  Congratulations, Mary!!

Mary and her gorgeous calico foster kitty "Camille"

Categories: cat rescue

Meet Some of Our Kitties

August 18, 2011 Comments off
Meet Mandarin!

Mandarin

Mandarin was adopted by his foster parents!! Yea for Mandarin!!

Meet Simon and Sammy
They are GORGEOUS Siamese brothers about 8-10 months old. Both have the classic beautiful BLUE BLUE eyes! One is super friendly (Sammy) and LOVES his belly rubbed! He will be your door greeter & socialite! His brother (Simon) is Sammy’s side kick and is more shy, but as sweet as can be!!! Both neutered, all shots, tested (negative) etc. $300 for the pair!!!

These are just some of the wonderful kitties that we have available for adoption.  Please visit Petfinder to see more.

Categories: cat rescue
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