NOW we can tell you what the fuss was all about!!
Please join us at Asheville Pizza & Brewing Company (675 Merrimon Avenue) on Thursday, October 21st to view the national debut of Nancy's Howllywood makeover, courtesy of Lifetime and "On the Road with Austin and Santino"! This event will run from 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. The show airs from 10:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Eastern time on Lifetime. Nancy will wear her new dress and reveal it at "the" moment. Free admission. Cash bar and food. Donations welcome. We will have an information table and an ambassadog outside.
You can view the episode preview here. (The woofers shown in the preview are River, Autumn, Banjo and a wee bit of Yeddy.)
The Black Mountain Center for the Arts (828-669-0930) is planning a Second Chance Screening on Tuesday, October 26th at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. Donations are welcome. Nancy will also wear her dress to this event.
For more information, please call 828-664-9818 or email Events Coordinator Sarah Hallback at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our thanks to Austin Scarlett, Santino Rice and the entire crew from the show. We were glad to have you out for the filming that you did on-site. All of you made it a memorable experience for all of us, and you're all more than welcome to come back and visit!
(Please note: Photo shown above is not from the show. Photo courtesy Sharon Greene.)
Our oldest resident was lovingly sent over the Bridge on Saturday, October 9th. Chance had been showing increasing signs of discomfort, so we knew it was time to let him go. We had to take him to the vet, who was kind enough to come out to the van so we didn't have to bring him inside. He enjoyed his last car ride and crossed over in a patch of sunlight. We laid him to rest in our cemetery with his favorite squeaky ball and stuffie. Chance was a few days shy of 17. We miss our little old man, but know that he is reunited with his Chenna and is running around, having a great time over there.
We have a few new residents:
Cherokee came to the Farm from a high-kill shelter in South Carolina. She was living with her owner in his car before he surrendered her to the shelter. She is very sweet, if a little shy at first. She loves to give kisses. We are hoping to place her soon.
Buddy is a malamute mix from Madison County. He is very handsome, but still very shy.
Ozzy came to us from Henderson County. She is still in very rough shape, even after spending a month at the vet prior to being sent to the shelter.
Our other new residents are settling in. We plan on featuring more on them in future issues.
Photos courtesy of Michele Frankl.
This month, it's Kahn and Zora!
Kahn is an owner-surrender who came to Full Moon Farm a little over a year ago. He was initially very shy, choosing to hide in his house whenever anyone came too near. He finally started warming up to one of our volunteers (Trey), and would gladly come out for him. Eventually, Trey was able to start taking Kahn out for walks. After a while, Kahn started feeling comfortable with the rest of our regular volunteers, but would still retreat to the safety of his house if strangers were around.
Enter Miss Zora. She is one of the animals that came from SC in August. She is very outgoing and loves everybody. She cannot get enough attention! She was placed in a small pen near Kahn's, and the two of them hit it off. It was decided to try a little wolfdog feng shui to see if these two would get along. Boy, did they ever! Not only do they really like each other, Zora's incredibly friendly personality has rubbed off on Kahn. She always comes to the fence for attention. Well, now he comes up too, and will even push her out of the way to get skritches! Zora's fine with that. So are we!
Photo courtesy of Sharon Greene.
The forecast is for a rough winter once again. We are still in need of tree repair, debris removal, driveway work, and firewood. The Farm's van has 230,000+ miles on it, and Nancy's truck has 246,000+. Any contacts on reliable 4WD vehicles or used car dealers is needed! If you can help with any of these, please contact Nancy at email@example.com. Thank you!
Our next Howl-In is Saturday, October 23rd. Tours of the Farm start at 3:00 p.m. Potluck supper begins at 5:00. $5.00 donation includes main dish and soft drinks. Bring a side dish and join the fun!
Photo of Maya courtesy of Kim Tulloss-Smith.
It's Shelter+ Challenge Time Again!
The Animal Rescue Site is hosting a special challenge for eligible Petfinder.com member shelter and rescue groups. The grand prize is a $10,000 grant, and they will be awarding many other grants to rescue groups with the most votes — a total of $100,000 in grants for animal welfare organizations.
Help us win! All you have to do is click to help rescued animals, and then vote in The Animal Rescue Site $100,000 Shelter+ Challenge. Both of these actions are absolutely free! You can vote once a day, every day, from September 20th through December 19th, 2010. Every time you vote, or tell a friend to vote, you are making a huge difference for us.
It's easy to do! 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 shelter name, and "NC" for the state. After you click the "vote" button, you'll be taken to a page with a picture of an animal. Once you type in what it is, click "submit," and you're done!
Please remember to vote every day, and please ask your friends and family to vote for us! Thank you!
We are looking for a few good, civic-minded people who would be interested in serving on our Board of Directors and helping the Farm grow to the next level. Non-profit experience is required, along with fundraising and/or volunteer recruitment experience. If you are interested, please contact Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are in need of a CPA to assist us in filing our IRS 990 forms. The filing deadline is January 15, 2011. If you are interested, please contact Nancy at email@example.com.
Searching and Shopping Reminder
We'd also like to remind you to please consider using igive.com for your online shopping, and GoodSearch for your online searching!
If you have not previously downloaded the GoodSearch toolbar, please consider doing so during the month of October. They are giving away bonuses to nonprofits (ranging from $100 - $5,000) to the organization that has the most new toolbars installed. Thank you!
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Full Moon Farm
PO Box 1374
Black Mountain, NC 28711
A 501(c)3 organization