Best wishes to our Farley Foundation Friends!
We want to wish you a belated Happy New Year and sincerely hope that you enjoyed a pleasant and peaceful holiday season. It is indeed the beginning of what we hope is a safer, healthier and happier 2021 for everyone including The Farley Foundation.
As you know, TFF was created in early 2014 in memory of our first rescue dog, “Sir Farley of Pinehurst,” initially as a pet responsibility and adoption-assistance resource as well as a forum to support the “no-kill” philosophy, advocating related initiatives and assist like-minded animal rescue groups. Circumstances quickly changed and opportunities soon arose later in 2014 that allowed us to personally rescue over 300 animals over the subsequent five years.
The ownership change at Seven Lakes Kennels in 2019 and COVID-related complications last year resulted in our decision to close our kennel facility and evaluate TFF’s potential future endeavors. In conjunction with these changes and our desire to downsize, de-materialize, minimize and simplify our lifestyle while focusing on the care of our six in-house, resident rescue animals (four dogs and two cats) we are re-purposing TFF’s mission.
Although we intend to maintain a voice in Moore County we also will seek to help like-minded rescue groups in western North Carolina where we have recently relocated. There exists a very progressive animal welfare attitude in Buncombe and Haywood counties among the various animal rescue groups and county and city governments that appeals to us. We believe that the platform resources of TFF will certainly be well-received in this environment. Each of us will devote our time and specific talents, expertise and experience to help other groups here and elsewhere in North Carolina. Specifically, our objective is to identify and support their efforts by sharing our communications platform and relevant skill-sets.
We also hope to provide financial support through TFF, subject to available funding. We still intend to aggressively advocate the no-kill philosophy for public kill-shelters in North Carolina in whatever way we feel is appropriate. For more information, please go to: killnomore.org.
As we continue these activities, funds are still needed by TFF to administer our organization to remain viable, re-pay accumulated debt incurred to care for the many special needs dogs we rescued; and subsidize any activity of other groups to save adoptable animals from unnecessary destruction. Although there has been a notable increase across the country in the adoption of homeless animals, over three million adoptable dogs and cats are killed each year in the United States due to lack of space and the State of North Carolina has the undesirable distinction of being one of the worst perpetrators, 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 and are pleased to inform you that one generous, anonymous donor has agreed to match any donation made to TFF on a two-to-one basis that is made in 2021, up to $10,000. To donate online, please visit: www.farleyfoundationnc.com/donate .
We will continue to communicate the status of our ongoing work and although we understand that we cannot realistically save every adoptable animal from unnecessary destruction we are adamant in our refusal to stop trying.
Thank you for your many years of supporting our endeavors,
John and Betsy Ficarro, Founders
The Farley Foundation, Inc. (Federal Tax ID #47-1605276) is a 501(c)(3) public charity.
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