Andrew Wagner of Wagner's Tree Experts has graciously offered to donate 50% of their services for the much-needed tree trimming and snag clearing. Nancy has booked them for December 10th. They have estimated that their services will cost $8,000 total. We need to raise the $4,000 to cover the cost. This is to deal with the damage from last winter's ice storm. We desperately need to have these trees fixed before the bad weather sets in this year. There are several large snags over many pens. Glacier and Hanta have a split tree that hangs over their fence. Red Stripe and Selena have a small tree leaning on their pen. We have had to do additional repairs to pens as debris has fallen. We have taken care of as much as we can do, but we need a professional service to come in and take out the worst of it (as well as what we can't reach). If you can help, please donate. Thank you.
Join us on Saturday, November 20th for our annual Howl for the Holidays! Tours of the Farm start at 1:00 p.m. Come on out, meet our woofers and do a little howliday shopping! For information and directions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 828-664-9818. (Please note: If you need directions on the morning of the event, it is best to call.)
Photo of Mani by Dean Rhoades.
We will have an information table at Blaze-N-Skyy's 1 year anniversary celebration on Saturday, November 20th from 1:00 - 5:00 pm. River will be there, too! Blaze-N-Skyy will be donating 10% of their sales that day to Full Moon Farm. They are located at 30 Battery Park Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801.
We will have an information table at Holly Jolly in downtown Black Mountain on Friday, December 3rd from 5:00 - 9:00 pm. The shops in downtown will be open late and will offer refreshments. Santa and his elves will also make an appearance!
We will be walking with some of our woofers in the Black Mountain Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 4th. The parade route goes through downtown Black Mountain and runs from 4:00 - 6:00 pm. It is always well-attended.
We will have an information table and an ambassadog or two at the Carolina Asheville for the premier of The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader on Saturday, December 11th and Sunday, December 12th from 12:00 - 6:00 pm both days. The Carolina Asheville is located at 1640 Hendersonville Rd., Asheville, NC 28803.
We will be participating at the gift wrapping station at the Grove Arcade in downtown Asheville on Saturday, December 11th, and Saturday, December 18th from 12:00 to 5:00 pm. Downtown merchants will be sending shoppers over to have their gifts wrapped. The Grove Arcade is located at 1 Page Ave., Asheville, NC 28801.
Photo of River by Meg Ellis.
This month, it's Mani and Marion!
Mani is one of our high contents. Mani used to live in a condo in DC. He did just fine there, til the wife had to get a job. Left home alone, he was lonely and bored and did $10,000 worth of damage to the condo. That's how he ended up going into rescue. He is trained, and can leash walk. He was used in a movie (Mandie and the Secret Tunnel). He was supposed to jump up on the bad guy, but he knows he's not supposed to jump on people, so they ended up smearing the actor's face with hot dogs and then lay on the ground so Mani could lick the hot dog off his face.
Marion came from...Marion, NC. There were numerous reports of a "wolf" running loose in Marion. When she was finally caught, they realized she wasn't a wolf, but a wolfdog. Nancy was called and agreed to take her in. Marion's eye had been injured. As it had become infected and deflated, it needed to be removed. Nancy made the decision to pair her with Mani, and the two have been among the most devoted couples at the Farm. Marion has been known to try to pull the pen apart if Mani is taken out for any reason. She learned to leash walk last year with very little training. If Mani did it, she wanted to do it, too! If you attend the Black Mountain Christmas Parade, you'll see the two of them walking side by side.
Photo of Mani and Marion by Sharon Greene.
The response to the airing of Nancy's episode of "On the Road with Austin and Santino" was overwhelming! We received an outpouring of emails, letters and donations. Thank you to all who watched the show, and to all who wrote and/or donated afterward. If you missed the episode, or would like to see it again, you can watch it here. Once again, we'd like to thank Austin Scarlett, Santino Rice and the entire crew for a most memorable experience!
We always hope that the animals that get placed from here have forever homes. Sometimes, placements don't work out. Per the placement agreement, anytime the placement doesn't work out, the animal returns to Full Moon Farm. We have had three animals come back within the past few weeks.
Aslan and her son, Dakota Grey, were part of the group that came from the SC breeder. They are both very sweet, though Aslan is a teensy bit on the shy side. Dakota (yes, we now have three Dakotas!) is fully spring-loaded and full of energy. He taught his mom how to climb fences.
Juneau is one of the Shadow's Den animals. His new people had made great strides with him (he now leash walks!), but despite their best attempts at containment, he became quite the escape artist. Juneau remembers the volunteers who were here when he last resided here, which has helped with his transition.
Photos of Aslan, Dakota Grey and Juneau by Michele Frankl.
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 on "Click here to give-- it's FREE" (the big purple button in the upper right). On the next screen, click on the "Vote Now" button at the top of the page. On the next page, type in "Full Moon Farm" for the shelter name, "NC" for the state, and click "Search." On the next screen, click the "vote" button, and 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!
Our thanks to Blaze-N-Skyy for letting us have an information booth at the 2010 Halloween Dog Festival.
Thanks also to aabani Salon Spa for donating the proceeds of their raffle from their November Wine Tasting and Artist's Exhibition to the Farm.
We had a group of students from Warren Wilson come out. They helped clear trees from Tala's old pen and tore down Chance's old pen in preparation for rebuilding both of them, and cleared leaves and other debris out of the creek. They helped immensely with moving those projects along, and we are grateful for their help.
Our thanks also to Steve Davis and Fernanda Kerpan, who saw Nancy and the Farm on "On the Road with Austin and Santino" and flew down from New Jersey with a bunch of supplies! They brought a load of deer meat donated by John Person in Lebanon, NJ.
Kathy Lehr Borland and Gary Borland came out for another visit. They own Kathy's Deep Creek Hideaway. They have pet-friendly cabins, and for every confirmed reservation and stay (3 nights minimum), they will donate $20.00 to Full Moon Farm!
Ace Hardware, 61-A Weaver Blvd., Weaverville and 812 Merrimon Ave., Asheville
Our other Lone Wolf/Three Event Patrons are:
aabani Salon Spa
C.W. Moose Trading Company
Ingles Market #8, Black Mountain, NC
RayLen Vineyards & Winery
Thank you all so much!! We are grateful for all the support and assistance!!
Photo from the 2010 Halloween Dog Festival courtesy of Sarah Hallback.
1-800-PetMeds has recently featured Fulll Moon Farm on their blog. We have a link to them on our website. They send us a box of supplies every three months with items from our wish list. We thank them for their support!
We are trying again in December in the $25,000 category. We won't know for sure if we are eligible for voting until December 1st. Please check their website (and ours!) on December 1st to see if you need to start voting 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 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!
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Full Moon Farm
PO Box 1374
Black Mountain, NC 28711
A 501(c)3 organization