Furkids is a 501c3 nonprofit charitable organization that operates the largest cage-free, no-kill shelter in the Southeast for rescued cats and a no-kill division for dogs. At these locations, animals experience the best care in a loving, safe environment until they are adopted into forever homes.
Furkids is one of the only shelters in Georgia that welcomes children of all ages to volunteer in many different capacities.
Team Captains for Fundraising or Supply Drives (open to all ages)
We welcome the involvement of young people in our fundraising efforts. Children of all ages can initiate a number of projects to raise money or goods for the shelter. From dog washes to lemonade stands and garage sales, children can have an important impact on the day-to-day expenses of caring for the homeless animals in the Furkids program. We have a wish list provided online if you would like to create a supply drive.
Cat Shelter Caretaker in Doraville (open to all ages)
Children younger than 16 are welcome with a parent or guardian present. The Furkids shelter has about 200 cats living in a large, cage-free environment that feels more like a day-care center than an animal shelter. With its brightly colored rooms, cat trees and shelving systems, the shelter provides cats and visitors with a happy and comfortable experience.
Responsibilities include working in the rooms to provide the cats with fresh food and water, cleaning litter boxes, and mopping the floors. In addition to cleaning the rooms, there is ample opportunity to engage with the cats by petting and playing with them and providing them with much needed human contact and TLC.
Read to Cats (open to all ages)
The Furkids FurTales (Read to Cats) program is designed for volunteers under 16 years old who have reading requirements or just like to read. The program helps children with their reading skills while also helping to socialize shelter cats.