Immediate Veterinary care required – Please help us help Clay!

Clay is a senior beagle that is a stray and was found with a bullet wound to the head.  There is an entrance wound but no exit, and he is Heartworm positive, therefore requiring immediate veterinary attention.  The Fur-Ever Friends of NC Rico Sick and Injured Fund is making sure funds are available to get the help Clay needs.

Please help Fur-Ever Friends NC/Unchain Forsyth continue this work on behalf of abused animals by making a donation today.
100 % of your donation will go to help victims of abuse and neglect like Clay.

Click on the “Donate” button on the left and be sure to mark your donation “Rico” so your funds are delegated appropriately.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!  Clay thanks you as well!


Fur-Ever Friends is a 501(c)3 non-profit animal welfare organization dedicated to the prevention of animal cruelty and neglect.  Within our organization, we have several special projects that serve to help animals in need in our community.

Unchain Forsyth

Our program is made up of an awesome team of volunteers who conduct evaluations of dogs that are chained 24/7 that belong to low-income families. Candidates for fence builds must meet certain requirements, including having a current rabies vaccination for their dog, and the dog must be spayed or neutered (or promised to have this done by the time the fence build is complete). Learn more about this amazing program on Facebook at Unchainforsyth or on YouTube at “Unchain Forsyth”, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram at “Unchain Forsyth”.

To apply and be considered for a fence for your chained dog, please download, complete and email the application (click here) to unchainforsyth@gmail.com, and include a photograph of your dog in its living environment.  Once your application has been reviewed, you will be contacted.

NOTE:  If you are renting your home, your landlord must agree to and sign the release form (click here) and include with your application in the email.

Our dedicated Unchain Forsyth volunteers have helped so many chained pets!

Check out these heartwarming videos on YouTube to see some of the dogs that we have helped!  You will be so happy to see the difference it makes the moment a dog is freed from its chain!  Click here to see them!

Houses for Hounds

Houses for Hounds is a local program supported by a variety of animal welfare groups for the purpose of providing free dog houses to lower income Forsyth County residents.

The program began at the Career Center, where first-year carpentry students constructed the dog houses. This introduced the students to the use of power tools, and the finished product gave them something to be proud of and a way to give back to the community.

Rico Fund

The Rico Fund was set up in honor of Rico, a retired K9 officer battling cancer. Sadly, he passed away but his legacy lives on by helping homeless sick and injured animals in need.  If you find a stray or abandoned animal that needs medical attention, contact us and see if we can help fund his or her medical care.  We are also able to help with spaying/neutering stray animals.


Breaking the chains of animal abuse through cruelty prevention and education