Placement Assistance Needed
A backyard breeder in South Carolina has agreed to close. She has 38 animals that are husky, malamute and German shepherd mixes that were being sold as wolfdogs, but are low-to-no content. As Full Moon Farm is the closest rescue, we are the contact. Our thanks to Southern Siberians and Paw Perfect Match Rescue from the Triangle area who stepped up and helped with 12 of the animals. This rescue has been a joint effort, and we are very proud of the resce network.
At this time, approximately 13 animals still need homes. These are adult dogs who have spent their lives in pens, and used as breeding stock. They are not "add collar, instant pet" animals, but will need owners who can and will take the time to work with them and give them the love and training that they need.
Any potential owners would need to sign spay/neuter contracts, agree to homechecks, and have northern breed experience. All animals will be up-to-date on shots. We have less than 30 days to remove the animals from the property, so time is of the essence.
If you are interested in adopting, please contact Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Dontations in any amount to help with transport and vetting for all of these animals are also greatly appreciated.
Photo courtesy of Rebecca Wright.
We have been updating and revising our website! At this time, not all of the content has been migrated (most notably the Animal Bios) due to the complexities of moving them, but we are working on it. Our thanks to Georgina Hricak and Michele Frankl for all their work on this project.
The Ice Man Returns! Coal's dad had been living at another sanctuary. When the situation there changed, he returned to the Farm. (It is policy to take back any animal that was placed from the Farm.) Sadly, his penmate, Sierra, had to be humanely put to sleep, as she was found to have several malingnant tumors. Ice Man is a total mush and loves attention. He is always happy to see visitors, and comes to the fence to give kisses and get skritches. He is currently in a pen near one of the campers while he re-acclimates to life at the Farm. He will also require veterinary care, as we have recently discovered a growth on his side.
Nancy learned of a high-content female whose owners were no longer able to keep her. Aries has been very lonely, and none of our current "bachelorettes" were up to the task of sharing a pen with him. Nancy agreed to take Mya as a penmate for him. She is currently in the neighboring pen while she gets used to living at the Farm. She is also heartworm positive, and will need to be spayed once her treatment is completed before she can "move in" with Aries. We will be building a bulkhead between their pens so they can get better acquainted.
Photos courtesy of Sharon Greene.
Our next Howl-In is Saturday, July 24th. Tours of the Farm start at 3:00 pm. Potluck supper begins at 5:00. $5.00 donation includes main dish and soft drinks. Bring a side dish and join the fun! 828-664-9818 for more information and directions.
We will be at RayLen Vineyard's Full Moon Festival on July 24th from 5:00 - 9:00 pm. Full Moon Oyster Bar is providing the food. Vagabond Saint's Society will perform a tribute to Sir Elton John. Admission is $10.00. RayLen is located at 3577 Highway 158, Mocksville, NC 27028. More information can be found on their website.
Mayfel's Dog Days of Summer is July 29th. 10% of their proceeds that day will go to Full Moon Farm! Their hours are 10:00 am - 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Mayfel's is located at 22 College Street, Asheville, NC 28801. We will have an information table for both lunch and dinner hours and will be bringing River. Come out for some good food and help the Farm at the same time.
Our thanks to RayLen and Mayfel's for selecting us!
This month, it's Harley and Navajo!
Harley and Navajo are sister and brother, and came from Shadow's Den. They're Colby's younger siblings (same parents, but born a year later). They've both overcome a lot since arriving at the Farm in 2006.
Harley is the more outgoing of the two. She has learned how to trust people, though she is still a little wary of strangers. We joke about her "go to you-know-where" look, which she is fond of giving to new people or anyone with a large camera. Harleybarleyboo loves bringing up her stuffies to show to her favorite people, and will "talk" with the stuffie in her mouth. She also doesn't wag her tail like a normal dog - it goes in circles, like a helicopter blade. She has also learned how to give kisses to those she really likes.
Navajo is still very shy. He spent the first couple of years hiding in his doghouse anytime anyone walked by. He'd hang out with his sister when he thought no one was looking. When they were moved next to Ramses and Jodie in early 2008, he started to venture out a little bit more. He now lounges in his pen, undoubtedly helping his sister dig holes. He's still shy and will hide if there's a lot of activity or new people around, but if it's quiet, he'll be out. He prances around the pen first thing in the morning when he sees people he likes coming down the driveway.
We are so happy about how these two have blossomed!
Photos courtesy of Michele Frankl.
We have had more people come out and help us clean up debris from the winter's ice storms, and we are thankful for their help. There's still plenty more to clean up.
We also have pens that need to be rebuilt. The area that was Tala's old pen has been cleared, but not rebuilt. Chance's old pen needs to be cleared, and the fencing taken down. That was a 4' pen, and needs to be rebuilt as an 8' pen. In order to do this, we need fencing, posts and other fence-building supplies, along with the bodies to clear and build. If you are able to assist in any way, please contact us at email@example.com, or go to our Donations page. Donations as a whole are down right now. We are grateful for any and all assistance with this and any of our other projects.
We are looking for a few good, civic-minded people who would be interested in serving on our Board of Directors. Non-profit experience is required. If you are interested, please contact Nancy at wolfmommy.msn.com. Thank you!
Shopping to Help Full Moon Farm
If you live in the Asheville area, Greenlife Grocery has selected Full Moon Farm as their Friend of the Month for their Bring Your Own Bag Program. During the month of July, for every bag that they don't have to provide, they will donate .05 to the Farm. If you live nearby and need to do some grocery shopping, please consider going to Greenlife, and please bring your own bags!
Greenlife Grocery is located at 70 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801. Their hours are 7:00 am - 10:00 pm Monday - Sunday. We will also have a table outside (and maybe a woofer or two) on July 22nd and 27th from 2:00 - 6:00 pm.
We'd also like to remind you to please consider using igive.com for your online shopping, and GoodSearch for your online searching!
The Animal Rescue Site's Shelter+ Challenge is still going on! You have until August 22nd to help Full Moon Farm win a 10,000 grant. Simply go to The Animal Rescue Site and "click to give" (the big purple button). Then click on the "Vote Today" button at the top of the page. On the next page, you'll type in "Full Moon Farm" for the name of the shelter and "NC" for the state. After you click the "vote" button, you will be taken to a page with a picture of an animal. Once you type in what it is and click "submit," you're done! Please remember to vote daily. Every click helps! And thank you!
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Full Moon Farm
PO Box 1374
Black Mountain, NC 28711
A 501(c)3 organization