Tour of Homes

Lemonade Stand Fundraiser

A huge thank you to our heroes, Jessica Marhefka, Kyle Marhefka, Ava Tomaro, and Amon Tomaro for raising money at their lemonade stand for the FHS. We cannot help our animals without kids like you!


A big shout-out also goes to Dexter, the Marhefka’s rescue dog, who helped bring in customers to the stand. Thanks, Dex!

Strut Your Mutt 2017

strut your mutt 2017

Update:    Thanks to everyone who participated and/or donated.  While me met our initial goal of $5000, we are still collecting donations through October.  Remember every dollar donated stays with FHS!


Every day in America’s shelters, nearly 5,500 dogs and cats are killed, simply because they don’t have safe places to call home. But if we work together, we can reduce that number to zero. Strut Your Mutt brings together thousands of passionate people from all across the country to raise money to save the lives of homeless pets.

Visit our Team Fundraising Page for more information on how you can get involved in this great event:

Christy Finds Her Perfect Home


A family in Fayetteville fell on hard times.  When they moved out, they knew there were other cats in the neighborhood, so when they moved out they just left their cat on the front porch.  She soon joined the group of cats 3 doors down.  “Christy” the cat was sweet, cuddly, loving.  Not skitterish or feral.  She desperately wanted to sit in someone’s lap.

A week after Christmas a little girl and her family came into Petsmart.  The little girl had asked for a cat for Christmas.  Under the tree she got cat food bowls, cat beds, cat litter boxes, etc.  So she came into Petsmart the weekend after Christmas with a big smile, saying she was here to pick out her cat.  I showed the family Christy.  The little girls pet Christy and she purred.  The little girls chased her and she just sat there and let them rush her.  The little girls picked Christy up like a sack of potatoes, and Christy didn’t squiggle or try to get away.  Mom and I laughed at how the girls handled Christy.  We tried to show the young girls the right way to hold a cat, but at the same time marveled at how well Christy handled it all.

Look at the attached picture.  The girl on the left with the blue shirt on – Christy is her cat now.  Christy sleeps on a little girl’s bed every night now.  The little girl is thrilled to have a Christy.  And Christy is thrilled to sleep on a little girl’s bed every night.

Sugar’s Rescue and Surgery


Sugar was found on New Years Day.  She had been hit by a car near Pinewood Studios.  She needed emergency hip surgery.  Despite being in so much pain, she purred and snuggled with everyone which is how she got her name.

Sugar is recovering in a foster home now and receiving physical therapy.  She will be available for adoption once she has healed.

If you can help us pay for her surgery, any amount would be appreciated and will help us to continue to rescue cats and kittens like Sugar.

To donate, please click here:

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Onyx’s Emergency Surgery


UPDATE:  His surgery was successful.  He did go into cardiac arrest and received CPR.  He is expected to make a full recovery!


Onyx was found in a mobile home. The family moved out and just left him there in the empty home. The landlord called the Fayette Humane Society and we took him in. He is easy going and loving. He gets along with other cats. He is a slick black manx cat, (meaning he has no tail and he was born that way). He has wide set green eyes that make him very glamourous.

Onyx had been patiently waiting for his perfect family.  Finally, his dream came true.  A family was interested in adopting him but he got sick.  After a vet visit, he was found to have a bladder blockage and needed immediate surgery.

He is having the surgery tonight (Saturday).    We will post updates on his condition.

To donate to Onyx’s surgery fund, please click here.

Lola Finds Her Perfect Family


It had been 12 years since I had a cat and I wanted a new fur baby. My preference was a declawed adult. I was referred to the FHS website by my co-worker, Kim. When I saw Lola the on FHS website, I thought she was beautiful! I contacted the FHS and was advised of Lola’s almost year-long stint as a foster cat and of the challenges she faced in finding a forever home. Lola had shown aggression to previous fosters and did not like living with other cats. With that understanding, I took her home on a trial basis to see how she would do with me. Within three days, she was comfortable (not fully trusting) and seemingly settling in. Things got better with lots of treats (I repeat, a LOT of treats!) and play time with toys. In this transition, I got pawed a few times, but now we are the best of friends. Her paw slaps have been traded in for kitty kisses, purrs and snuggles.

Today, Lola is playful, loving, and completely happy with her new family! She is definitely the queen of the house!


Fix Georgia Pets Matches Donations


Fix Georgia Pets will match donations through November 17th, which is Georgia Gives Day.    Help us reach our goal of $5000.


Click here to donate:

Pixie’s Happy Tail


Pixie and her siblings were rescued a family whose mom was battling cancer.  They were unable to care for them and turned to FHS for help.  Pixie was a super snuggly cat who just wanted to be held and loved.  One day during adoptions, a mom and daughter are looking for the perfect companion.  The daughter wants a kitten but the mom wants a cat who will cuddle, not run and play all day.   The mom is battling cancer and after her chemo, she spends lots of time laying on the sofa.  She wanted a cat who would be content to sit with her.  Well, Pixie was up to that challenge.   Pixie immediately curled up in the mom’s lap and laid her head on her elbow.

Four weeks later, mom and Pixie are inseparable!  Pixie cuddles with her all day and sleeps near her head at night.  Mom is happy and Pixie is happy – a perfect happy tail!!

Adopt an Animal Today!

We have many terrific dogs and puppies just waiting to be a part of a permanent loving home. Many of them can be seen at our adoptions at the PTC PetSmart on Saturdays and Sundays. To see all of our available dogs and puppies, please click here to go to the “Available Dogs” page.

We have some of the greatest cats and kittens ever! Any one of them would surely be a treasure for the right person. Many of them can be seen at our adoptions at the PTC PetSmart on Saturdays and Sundays. To see all of our available furry friends, please click here to go to the “Available Cats” page.