Rescue Spotlight: Feline Urgent Rescue and Rehab

Feline Urgent Rescue and Rehab (FURR) is a non-profit rescue organization dedicated to rescuing homeless and feral cats and placing them into loving forever home. Located in Waxhaw, NC and founded by Terry Schultz in 2009, this rescue has helped hundreds of cats in need that would have otherwise been euthanized in a shelter. The cats that FURR assists all receive veterinary care, vaccinations, are tested for FIV and FeLV, and are spayed or neutered. FURR has a no-kill, cage-free facility known as the “FURR Lodge” where the rescued cats reside until they find their permanent homes. A network of foster homes in the area allows FURR to rescue even more cats.

If you live in the area and are interested in adopting a cat, the FURR website includes a listing of cats and kittens available for adoption. The process includes completing an adoption application, after which Terry will do a home visit.  If it’s a good match, the final step is signing an adoption contract. If you’re not able to adopt, you can also volunteer to provide a foster home for a local cat or kitten in need, or you can sponsor a cat at the kitty lodge for just $10 per month; your monetary donations are tax deductible. FURR also accepts donations of necessary supplies from their wish list such as cat toys, cat food, litter, and cleaning supplies.  PetMeds was proud to help support Feline Urgent Rescue and Rehab with a donation of pet supplies.

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Abby Rosenberg

Abby Rosenberg is a PetMeds employee and long-time cat lover. She was a volunteer for several years at a local no-kill cats only rescue shelter. This has prepared her for her most challenging role to date: secretary, photographer, social coordinator and treat dispenser for Daisy, and Daisy’s sidekick Harley. Daisy is a dilute calico Devon Rex cat, and Harley is a “cow-cat” who was adopted from the shelter where Abby volunteered. You can also find Abby on Google+

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