Jun 25, 2018

Cheaper by the Dozen!

Puppies Girls Day 1
Puppies Girls Day 1

Puppies!

In May, Full Moon Farm was asked to assist in the rescue of 12 puppies from the west coast.  These puppies were born in a shelter and had little chance at socialization.  We had to wait until the youngest litter was 8 weeks old to transport them.

On May 12th, a supporter and myself boarded a plane for Seattle, thankful for the donation of frequest flyer miles to start our journey which took us through 12 states.  We arrived back at the Farm on the 18th, about 11:30 at night, safe, and grateful.

We were blessed by beautiful weather until we returned to Western North Carolina!  Rain, Rain and more Rain!  A normal 90 minute trip took 2-1/2 hours because of the flooding of the roads and poor visibility.  Little did we know that the rain that started on the 15th would continue for 15 days and cause flooding, landslides, washouts and havoc for the mountains of North Carolina.  

The animals were safe at the farm, albeit a  little "wet", but all our trees stayed put, fencing remained intact and we were thankful.  However, our driveway suffered a massive hit!  We are working on repairing it.

Here are a few pics of the puppies the day after their arrival.  They are cute "fluffernuffins", and so many hours on the road led to silly names, either based on looks or temperament!  We had Flopsy, Mopsy, Bopsy and Dropsy, 4 sisters born 2/20/18.  (Flopsy has droopy ears!) Letter 2 - aka, "The Littles", born 3/05/18 earned the names of Cindy Lou Floof, Runt, Beavis and Butthead, Ewok, Droopy, Floppy and Flip.

Because of your generosity and continued support, we can keep our animals fed and remain on of the largest and oldest Wolfdog Rescues in the United States.

Joyous Howls from the Mountain!

Nancy and the Pack

Puppies littles day 1
Puppies littles day 1
Nikki and pup
Nikki and pup
Driveway Washout
Driveway Washout

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Mar 20, 2018

I'm Late!

Kaden napping
Kaden napping

I'm late!  I'm late!  For a very important date!  

For me, much of this winter has felt like a chapter of Alice in Wonderland.  I had surgery on both my feet on December 15, 2017 and spent 10 weeks rehabbing during the horrible winter weather.  The hard work and faith of a wonderful partner, Fred, generous volunteers who schlepped through the cold, wet winter weather, and our winter intern Terri, were a Blessing.  Healing time was necessary, and my wonderful friends rose to the occasion.  A tip of the hat and a public THANK YOU to all of them, plus you, our supporters, who kept things going and us in business.

While I was healing, we brought in an injured rescue named Kaden.  Upon examination by our veterinarian, his right rear leg had an old break that we were going to try to pin to make it useable.  Well, it had been broken for a long time, and the scar tissue and bone grew in to the sciatic nerve!  It was decided to amputate the leg to allow Kaden the best quality of life.  In addition to the leg injury, his right eye was also damaged and unable to blink or close.  A little slit, nip and tuck, and he has 75% use of his eyelid now!  Kaden has been an awesome patient and he and I limped around together for a month.  :-) 

The main reason I am so late with this update is, (once back on my feet), I had to have boots on the ground in a cruelty investigation in the next state at the end of February.  26 animals, wolfdogs and northern breed mixes were in horrible shape and kept in extremely unsanitary conditions.  With the coordination of the most professional rescuers, veterinarians, animal control officers and cruelty investigators, I am proud to report all 26 animals made it out and so far 25 have found rescue and/or sanctuary.  Full Moon Farm took two, a bonded pair, male and female, Knight and Storm.  They are trying to settle in the best they can, considering all they ever knew is gone and they must adjust to new people, a new environment and their new life as of March 11.

Because of your support, we have been able to switch to a new premium kibble, Victor Canine Hero.  We are very happy with the results in our animals, especially our seniors.  It is a high quality, grain free, American made product.  The animals love it, and are eating less since it is more calorie dense.  Our food budget is unchanged, but still the biggest expense of the sanctuary.  

On this first day of spring, the temperatures are mild, but, like much of life, subject to change rapidly!  We have SNOW and freezing temperatures coming in again for about 48 hours!  Hopefully, this will be the last round of winter weather, and the season of THE SHED will start.  When the wolfdogs blow their coats, spring is truly here!

Sending Joyous Howls to all of you!

Knight, first day
Knight, first day
Kaden x-ray
Kaden x-ray
Fred mad friends with River Girl
Fred mad friends with River Girl

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Dec 8, 2017

Winter Is On It's Way!

Prince
Prince

As the first snow of the season is making it's way here, it seems like a good time to reflect on 2017 and give "Thanks" to all our volunteers, the animals for sharing their lives with us, and you, our supporters.  

We said "Goodbye" to many seniors this year, and welcomed in an equal number of new rescues.  Mani, our Elder, left our care and crossed over The Rainbow Bridge to join his belived Marion, who predeceased him.  Our Grande Dame, Miss Ursa joined her life partner Cyrus on The Other Side.  Goodbyes are always difficult, but loving the animals enough to let them go is the final rescue we can do.  

We said "Hello" to Prince, Rain, Louie, Blanca, Roux, Sassy, George, Sprite, Finnegan, LeStat, Mesa, Ruger, and Miss Winter.

We are thankful to our skilled volunteers who agreed to become lifetime foster parents to Roux, Sassy and Mesa.  

Full Moon Farm Wolfdog Rescue and Sanctuary was founded in 2002, incorporated as a non profit in September of that same year, and granted 501 (c) (3) status in February 2004.  We have been located at the same address these 15 years, and are still an ALL VOLUNTEER, NO KILL ORGANIZATION.  No salaries are paid, and our budget "literally" goes to the dogs! 

We depend on volunteers who love the animals and care enough to donate one or two days a week to help care for them, attend fundraising events, assist in veterinarian farm calls or office appointments, keep our Facebook Pages going and create and monitor our website.

YOUR continued support has kept an average of 54 dogs fed and housed, loved and cared for, and without YOU, or donors, we could not keep going.  Because of your kindness, we have been able to upgrade to a totally grain free diet for our rescues!  We have switched to Victor Hero Canine kibble and the results have been amazing.  

I am sharing some pictures and hope you will check in on our Facebook Pages, Full Moon Farm Wolfdog Sanctuary, River The Ambassadog and Karma, the 'mythunderstood" Husky, as we all our YouTube Channel - Full Moon Farm Wolfdog Rescue.

May you be Blessed beyond measure this Holiday Season as we feel we have been by your generosity.

Joyous Howls from The Mountain!

Many thanks,

Nancy, the Board of Directors, the Volunteers and the 54 residents

 

http://fullmoonfarm.org  

"Without wolves, there would be no dogs." NB 2003
Roux and Finnegan socializing lesson
Roux and Finnegan socializing lesson
George
George
Miss Mesa
Miss Mesa

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