Miss Lady and her new ball
Dear Friends and Supporters,
2020 will go down in history, and I am sure for not a lot of good things. This has been a rough year for many of us in rescue. We have not been able to host events, partake in events or fund raise in any other capacity than online. We are extremely thankful to all our loyal supporters who continue to donate money, supplies, food, treats, gift cards and to our steady core of volunteers. I couldn’t do it with all of you.
Since I started Full Moon Farm, Inc, Wolfdog Rescue and Sanctuary in 2002, I have learned a lot about wolfdogs, about business, about humanity. I have seen more than 700 animals to safety. Many have crossed The Bridge in my lap when their times came. I am reminded frequently of words by my mentor, Fred Keating of Loki Clan Wolf Refuge in NH/ME. Their motto as a rescue was, “If you cannot give them a place to live, we will give them a place to die”. That was the premise for the sanctuary. Over the years we concentrated on the hard animals, the court cases, the bite incidents and the unsocialized wolfdogs that fell through the cracks. Adoptions were always secondary, and we never have enforced an adoption fee, caring only that the animal got the “Perfect Home”. We have taken in many puppies over the last two years, and screened applicants, conducted home visits and reference checks. COVID 19 changed a LOT of things for several of our adopters. Some lost jobs. A few suffered health issues. Others were transferred to wolfdog illegal locations. We have taken back many placements this year, and our fundraising efforts are lagging more than $13,000 from last year.
Several of our seniors have left this Earth Walk and there are a few I am concerned about. Mya and Dodger at 14.5 and our beloved Glacier is 17.5 years young. Every day is a blessing.
There have been a few changes around the Farm, with Terri Wallace taking on additional responsibilities as my right hand on site and Paulina Romanelli as my right hand on all things “social media”. Jennifer G. comes down and stays 3 days a week to help, and two newer interns have picked up the slack on grounds care. A tip of the hat to all volunteers and supporters.
We are still in need of a newer transport vehicle. I will admit that I am not the fund raising or donation goddess, and I have not been able to get the most bang for our buck. If you have any help to offer to procure a newer, low Mileage Chevy Express 3500 extended passenger van with rear air, please reach out to me – firstname.lastname@example.org
Our GlobalGiving Food Drive is still going strong and we are singing Joyous Howls for all the supporters there!
In closing, please note that we are holding our own and working on a restricted budget has kept us from rescuing many animals this year. We are rebuilding older enclosures as we can, but not in a financial position to rescue like we had in the past. We are depending on you, our supporters to keep us going through these trying times. Your Tax-Deductible donations are needed and welcomed.
See the website and Facebook pages for the latest and greatest of the residents.
Joyous Howls from the Mountain,
Nancy and the Pack
A different view of the Farm
My mouth is bigger than your mouth duet