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October Howls from the Mountain: News from Full Moon Farm

Message from the President


Dear Full Moon Farm Supporters:

Full Moon Farm, Inc. was incorporated as a rescue and sanctuary for wolfdogs in 2002. After more than 5 years of active rescue, it has been decided to redirect our mission toward the sanctuary of the residents here, and of education of the public, animal control, law enforcement, and legislators of the true timid nature of our Canid friends.

While the rescue network is innundated with animals being "dumped" at an alarming rate, Full Moon Farm cannot be effective in the rescue arena and continue to support our residents. Folks, I have been spread too thin, and it is time to focus on EDUCATING the public and thereby stopping the flow of animals bought on impulse.

We are thankful for your continued Blessings and support, and please remember the animals here need you, too!

Sincerely,
Nancy

 

Silent Auction


Our 3rd Annual Silent Auction was a success! We raised $3,000.00 for the Farm. Our thanks to everyone who came out to bid and have a good time! Without the funding of our supporters, FMF would be unable to continue its mission of sanctuary and education.

We'd also like to thank the Biltmore Village Inn (a pet-friendly establishment!) for graciously hosting our auction, along with all of the following:

Wine: Brian of Mutual Distributors and Dennis Harvey of Cherry Street Gallery
Beer: Andy Gibbons of Highland Brewing Company, Asheville
Music: Billy of Get Vocal Entertainment, Asheville

And our dedicated volunteers who worked at the event (and bid on items)!

 

Aries Update!


As one of our volunteers put it, Aries is "growing like a weed in Miracle-Gro!" He's over 70 pounds now! He and Sugar Bear have been moved into a larger pen, and have been having an absolute blast playing together. The grass in there is now completely gone due to all their running around. The boys also removed the western side of Sugar Bear's doghouse (must have wanted that sunset view). Aries also figured out how to pull up the floorboards in his doghouse and had a lovely time chewing on them. Mmmmm.....fiber!

 

Woofer Spotlight!


Every month, we'll try to spotlight a different pen.

This month, it's the Fun Police!

Red Stripe and Selena are two older, pudgy, somewhat stodgy wolfdogs. You could think of them as your odd aunt and uncle who show up at family functions wearing outfits that were stylish (and undoubtedly purchased) when Johnson was President, who spend the entire time telling really strange stories, and wouldn't hesitate to call the police if the party next door lasted past 8 p.m. They like to come up and say hi, but Selena will usually bark nonstop at strangers. They'll check you out, and then go back to the shady spot in the back corner of their pen to keep an eye on you. They also cannot stand it if the other woofers are having fun, particularly Ramses and Jody. If those two are playing, Red Stripe and Selena feel it is their duty to let Nancy know all about it, even if it's 2:00 a.m.! There's not a lot that escapes their notice, or their tattling!

 

Another way to help the Farm


Belk is having a Charity Sale for four hours only, on Saturday, November 10th. From 6:00 - 10:00 a.m., shoppers will receive 20% - 50% off throughout the store, including discounts on rarely discounted items.

How does this help the Farm?

In order to get into the sale, you *must* purchase a ticket. If you want to help the Farm, you purchase your ticket from Full Moon Farm. Tickets are $5.00, and also serve as your registration for a chance to win a $1,000.00 shopping spree from Belk. You can get the tickets at the Bone-A-Fide Bakery in Black Mountain (828-669-1818). Full Moon Farm keeps the proceeds from all the tickets that we sell.

If you have any questions, please contact Nancy (nancy@fullmoonfarm.org) or Michele (mish@fullmoonfarm.org).

 

Holiday Shopping


It's getting close to that time of year again, when you start to wonder what to get loved ones for holiday gifts. You know we have the Sponsorship program. But did you know you could purchase shawls and purses made with wolfdog fur? We collect the woofer fur and send it to Starwolf Weavings, who has it spun with sheep's wool to create a fluffy yarn. They then incorporate it into hats, scarves, shawls or purses, creating beautiful, unique items, which would make lovely gifts. (Hint, hint!) If you would like to order one, please send an email to nancy@fullmoonfarm.org for more information.

 

Thank you!


To the VetMed students from the University of Georgia! They came up and spent the weekend of October 13th at the Farm. They built an exercise pen (for woofers who can be leash walked) and worked on the new pens. We really appreciate your help!

 

A note about volunteering...


Our online volunteer application is currently not working properly. If you recently submitted an application and have not heard back, please email our Volunteer Coordinator, Michele Frankl at mish@fullmoonfarm.org. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Volunteering

 
Contact Info:

Full Moon Farm
PO Box 1548
Black Mountain, NC 28711-1548
828-669-1818
nancy@fullmoonfarm.org

A 501(c)(3) organization

E-newsletter written and compiled by Michele Frankl

Happy Halloween!

In This Issue:

Message from the President
Silent Auction
Aries Update!
Woofer Spotlight!
Another way to help the Farm
Holiday Shopping
Thank you!
A note about volunteering...
Back Issues
Searching & Shopping Reminder
Contact Info
Links


Back Issues


If you'd like to read our first two issues, you can find them here and here.

 

Searching & Shopping Reminder


Don't forget to help out the Farm by using GoodSearch for your online searching, and igive.com for your online shopping (and remember to select FMF as your organization). The woofers appreciate it!


 
Links:
What is a Wolfdog?
Donating to Full Moon Farm
Wishlist!
Visiting Full Moon Farm










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