Circle of Friends Animal Society
Rescued is our favorite breed!
Small but mighty!
Cinco De Mayo Fundraiser at Maria's Cantina
Thursday, May 5th, 5-9pm
1010 Market Street
Dawgy Dash 5K
Saturday, May 7th, 7:30am
1002 S Main St, Greensboro, GA 30642
PetSmart National Adoption Weekend!
Friday, May 13th, 9pm to Sunday, May 15th, 11pm
Athens and Loganville
Lucky Dog Fun Day!
Saturday, May 21st, 9am-12pm
1103 Arnoldsville Road
Meet Coral! She is a super affectionate, one year old, marbled orange tabby who loves everyone (cat, dog, or person!). Coral is extra special because only 20% of orange tabbies are female. Pretty cool, right? She was a feral kitten from a colony in Athens that was trapped and brought into animal control. She was nearly euthanized before one of the caretakers at the shelter fell in love with her and decided to foster, but how could you not love that face? Coral’s foster mom had to be very patient with her because she was not very trusting of humans at first. It took several months to bring her around and turn her into the loving girl she is today, so chances are she’ll be a little shy in her new home at first. Coral LOVES to give head-butts and kisses, but is still hesitant about being picked up. She gets along with all of her cat foster siblings and the two large dogs that live with her. Coral will need at least one furry friend in her FURever home to keep her company while her people are away. She would prefer a household without young children that might try to pick her up.
Mia is a fun, loyal dog that absolutely adores her people friends. She loves playing fetch and going on walks or hikes, but her favorite thing to do is cuddle on the couch and give you plenty of kisses! She knows basic commands and is ready to please, so she is a very teachable dog! She loves to run in open spaces and gets the biggest smile on her face when her humans play with her outside. She takes some time to warm up to new faces, but once she does, the bond is strong. She is absolutely perfect with cats and older dogs. She takes a little time to get used to new, energetic dogs, but once she gets to know them, they are best buds. Her happy attitude and goody personality will definitely win you over! This super girl is ready for her forever home!
Ringo and Chocolate were rescued when their lifelong owner passed away earlier this year. They were said to be littermates, having spent all of their 8 years living as spoiled house dogs with frequent trips to the groomer! It was very obvious the woman who owned them cared for them dearly, and such a shame that their was no place for her beloved companions in the family.
When we picked Ringo and Chocolate up and brought them to their new foster home at the dog farm, they were very anxious. However, within a few short days they began warming up to the other dogs and became very fond of their new foster moms, Amy and Kate! We initially did not intend to only adopt these two out together, but after seeing just how bonded they really were, we couldn’t have it any other way! Ringo and Chocolate were not only inseparable, but anytime they settled down in the house their bodies literally had to be touching! It was clear just how important they were to one another, and, after having their entire worlds turned upside down with the death of their human, we couldn’t bare the idea of them having to lose each other.
After months of adoption events and turning down applicants who wanted one or the other, our dream of keeping these old friends together came true! Jessica and Kyle fell in love with Ringo and Chocolate when they met them, and didn’t hesitate to fill out an application for them both! It was a very happy day for everyone involved when Ringo and Chocolate left together with their new, loving family. We are delighted to report that these boys have settled right into their new home, where they can continue to be best friends furever!
Heartworm disease is serious, potentially fatal and should not to be taken lightly, however, often a dog can have heartworms, be treated for them, and recover without ever showing any signs of illness! The main downsides associated with heartworms are the cost (at least $400 to treat) and time (up to a year to be heartworm free).
Heartworms live exclusively in the bloodstream of our precious furbabies. Therefore, humans are not at risk of getting heartworms. Unfortunately, due to our massive mosquito population, Georgia is one of the highest risk states in the country for contracting heartworm disease. One of the reasons that heartworms are so problematic is because an environment with even one mosquito (harboring heartworm eggs and babies) could potentially infect your dog.
Ultimately the take home message here is that your dog (and cat) is vulnerable to this disease year round and simple monthly prevention can keep you from having to go through the long, costly treatment process. Also your pup should be tested annually for heartworms, even if you give them monthly preventative (it’s very rare but there have been cases of resistant heartworms!). And though it is less common, cats can even become infected! Some of the most common brands used to prevent heartworms are Iverhart, Trifexis, Heartgard, Sentinel, Revolution and more.
Though there are certain precautions you must take while a dog is being treated for heartworms, and there is a bit more of a cost involved, these dogs deserve forever homes just as much as all the other doggies in the shelter and they will love you even more for saving them! Make sure to talk to your veterinarian if you have any questions about heartworms and heartworm prevention!
Our foster homes are the life blood of our rescue. Since we do not have a physical shelter, we rely on our foster families to be able to provide a home to the animals we save. COFAS needs foster families to offer temporary care to dogs and cats waiting for adoption. Veterinary care is provided as is food for foster animals and any necessary crates, bowls and supplies. All we need from you is a loving home! If you are interested in fostering, please fill out an application linked below!
Fill out this quick form if you are interested in becoming a foster parent for kitties!
Eli is not only suffering from a severe skin infection due to the demodectic mange, but he is extremely emaciated. Though the treatment process is going to be very long and expensive, we know that as each day goes by Eli will experience less and less pain. In the past, we wouldn't have been able to tackle these tough cases without the support received through donations--and Eli's case is no different! Every being deserves a life free from pain, and we look forward to the happy and healthy future awaiting him! We have set up a YouCaring funding page for Eli. Any amount you donate will go straight towards his care, so show him the compassion he so deserves!
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