We hope you all are safe, virus-free and had a wonderful fourth of July. As we indicated in our last Newsbrief in March, TFF has re-purposed its mission and now using its resources to support other like-minded, animal rescue groups. Specifically, we have used recent donations (matched on a two-to-one basis by an anonymous donor) to sponsor and support two special needs dogs currently residing at Sarge’s Animal Rescue in Waynesville, North Carolina.
Pete, a one-year old Plott hound who was hit by a car and needed a metal rod in his injured leg. TFF is financially supporting Pete while he awaits adoption at Sarge’s.
Tasha, an eight-month old German Shepherd with defect in her right, front leg that was subsequently removed. TFF is also providing funds for her care while she is available for adoption at Sarge’s.
Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation (sarges.org) was founded several years ago in Waynesville, NC under circumstances very similar to the background for the creation of TFF in 2014. Sarge, a young German Shepherd marked for rescue by a breed rescue organization was destroyed in the local public shelter just one hour before the rescue transport arrived. While no acceptable explanation was given, Sarge volunteers used this unfortunate incident as a catalyst for saving adoptable dogs and cats in Haywood County from unnecessary destruction. In the years since, the county shelter has achieved “no-kill” status, one of only 10 in North Carolina.
We will continue to provide this type of financial support through TFF (subject to available funding) and aggressively advocate the no-kill philosophy for public kill-shelters in North Carolina in whatever way we feel is appropriate. For more information about no-kill advocacy, please go to: killnomore.org. As we continue our activities, funds are still needed by TFF to administer the organization, remain viable and subsidize other groups to save adoptable animals from unnecessary destruction.
Please remember it is estimated that over six million adoptable animals are housed at any one time in shelters across the United Sates awaiting a forever home and that over three million adoptable dogs and cats are killed each year due to lack of space. North Carolina has the undesirable distinction of being one of the worst perpetrators, recently ranking third in total animals killed (over 75,000 annually) and first on a per capita population basis. We appreciate any amount you may be able to contribute to support our ongoing efforts and those of other groups we personally identify, evaluate and subsequently support. We also remind you that one generous, anonymous donor has agreed to match any donation made in 2021 to TFF on a two-to-one basis, up to $10,000. You may make an online donation here on our website or simply mail your donation to: The Farley Foundation, P.O. Box 1437, Clyde, NC 28721.
If you are unable to donate, then please consider adopting, fostering or volunteering with your favorite, local animal rescue group. We all need your help. Thanks again to Caroline and Mike Ivey of Loyel Media in Pinehurst who continue to be indispensable in supporting our media platforms, among other things.
We will continue to communicate the status of our ongoing work as we move forward and hope you have a safe, pleasant and enjoyable summer.
The TFF “graduates” shown below thank you for supporting our endeavors,
John and Betsy Ficarro, Founders.
The Farley Foundation, Inc. (Federal Tax ID #47-1605276) is a 501(c)(3) public charity.
Our mailing address is: Post Office Box 1437, Clyde, NC 28721.