Maybelline and Raven

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RAVEN (formerly SPITFIRE) and MAYBELLINE were adopted from FOBA in December 2014, shortly before Christmas. Maybelline was adopted just hours after her adoption notice was posted, and the then-named Spitfire was adopted by the same family before FOBA could post an adoption notice for her, since she was fostered at the same home as Maybelline.

FOBA recently heard from the family that adopted the pair. “Thank you for doing what you did to allow us to have these wonderful additions to our family. As you can see they are happy, healthy girls! They have fit into our family perfectly and are adored by all.”

Don’t you just love stories with happy endings?

The photos above show kitten-ninja Raven putting the hurt on kitten Maybelline (top left), kitten Maybelline (top right), grown Raven (bottom left), and grown Maybelline (bottom right). Are you, or a friend of yours, ready to meet a FOBA cat or two?

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Dear Friends,

The Friends of Beverly Animals (FOBA) is seeking your best animal photos for our 2016 calendar. Last year we received over 200 submissions. There were so many great ones to choose from, it was really challenging to decide which ones to use. We regret that we could not use all the photos submitted.

We’re asking you to send us a favorite photo or two (no more than three of each pet, please!) of your dogs, cats, hamsters, birds, horses, any animal you care about, even one of a backyard squirrel or raccoon will be considered, as long as it’s a good and interesting photo. Since we hope to get the calendar printed in October, the deadline for submission is August 1, 2015. Send to bhannable@gmail.com and include the words “2016 calendar” in the subject line. Indicate if you’d prefer to see your photo in a particular month, although we cannot promise that will happen.

Photos should be good quality (at least 100 dpi or 4″x6″ in size), not blurry or too dark, or with no people or parts of people (hands, feet, etc.) in them. Please identify the animal(s) by name and state the owner’s name. We will not print owners’ names, but we need them in order to keep track of photos submitted. Preference will be given to rescues and those adopted through FOBA, so please let us know if your pet was adopted from FOBA, a shelter or other rescue organization. We will do our best to acknowledge all photos received. Please share this message with anyone you think might be interested in having their pet in FOBA’s 2016 calendar.

Attached is a pdf and a jpg of the cover of last year’s calendar, to give you an idea of what we are looking for, in case you’ve never seen one of our calendars. We usually sell the calendars for $12 each and that will probably be the price again this year. For anyone who would like to place an ad in the calendar, the prices are $25 for a business card ad; $50 for a half page and $100 for a full-page ad. Advertising space is limited.

If you had a pet in our previous calendar(s), we hope that you enjoyed seeing your animal friend there, and we hope you’ll submit another photo for the coming year. If your pet didn’t make last year’s calendar, please try again. Whether you sent us photos and/or purchased a calendar last year, we want to thank you again for your support.

We will keep saving animals in need and pursuing our dream of one day having a shelter in Beverly. If you have any thoughts about how we can reach that goal or questions, please let us hear from you! Also, keep those happy tales (tails) stories about your pets coming and we’ll use as many as we can in our newsletters or E-News bulletins.

Thank you so much for your support! If you have any questions, please email me or call 978-922-7190.

Bonnie Hannable, Calendar & Newsletter Editor
& Everyone at FOBA

2015 Calendar Cover

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We are having our annual wine-tasting at Henry’s Market on Weds., June 10th at 5:30 PM. See poster for details. We could use some help putting up posters in and around Beverly for this event. Please email bhannable@gmail.com or call 978-922-7190 to help or for more information. Thank you so much!

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Join FOBA at a Strut for Strays event organized by the Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society on Sunday, May 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can raise money for FOBA by participating in a 5K run or a 5K walk, or by just making a donation and attending the event. The Strut for Strays will be held at Newbury Upper Green, One Green Street in Newbury. Festival activities for the entire family include crafts, food, beverages, music, performers, activities, and games.

You can support FOBA at this event in three ways.

  1. As an individual or team walker. To sign up for the 5K walk, use the green Register button in the top right corner after clicking this link, then select Friends of Beverly Animals. The walk starts at 12:30 p.m. with an awards ceremony at 1:30 p.m.
  2. As an individual or team runner. To register for the 5K run, go to this link. The run starts at 10:45 a.m. with awards at noon.
  3. By making a donation to the FOBA walking team. You can donate at the FOBA’s booth at the Strut for Strays event. You can also donate on-line by clicking the Donate button. The on-line donation page is laid out in a way that makes it seem that funds go to MRFRS (the event organizer) but rest assured, donations made on-line do go to FOBA.

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Walkers raising over $25 and all runners will receive a t-shirt at the event. Runners who register by March 31 will receive a technical wicking shirt.

Please join us for the event even if you are not planning to participate in the walk or run. There are plenty of family-friendly activities. FOBA will receive money from donations, fund raising beyond the registration fee, and sales from our booth.

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FOBA Newsletter, Spring 2015

April 29, 2015

Here is the latest edition of the Friends of Beverly Animals newsletter. Click here to view the current newsletter. If you would like to receive the next newsletter by email, you can subscribe by writing to foba2007@gmail.com. Please be assured that we will not share our email list with any outside groups or individuals, and […]

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Fundraising for FOBA: Bring Out Your Led

April 11, 2015

Mahsati Dancer and her gang have organized a show to benefit FOBA and Sweet Paws Rescue: an evening of dancing, music, and entertainment, local performers showcasing many different styles of bellydance, all to live Led Zeppelin music. The Led Zeppelin cover band will be Dazed. Saturday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. Moose Lodge 218, at […]

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E-News Bulletin, February 2015

February 5, 2015

Here is the latest edition of the Friends of Beverly Animals E-News Bulletin. Click here to view the current bulletin. If you would like to receive the next bulletin by email, you can subscribe by writing to foba2007@gmail.com. Please be assured that we will not share our email list with any outside groups or individuals, […]

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Attention Amazon Shoppers!

December 3, 2014

If you shop at Amazon, here’s a great new way you can help the Friends of Beverly Animals without it costing you anything. It’s very easy. Instead of shopping at Amazon, please remember to shop at AmazonSmile instead. AmazonSmile has the exact same products, prices, and features as Amazon with the added benefit that you […]

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FOBA at First Baptist Church Holiday Fair

November 20, 2014

Reminder that FOBA will be at the First Baptist Church Holiday Fair, 221 Cabot Street, on Saturday, Nov. 22, 9 AM to 3 PM. This is always a joyous event, with nice holiday music, tons of crafts, good food, and more. We will have our beautiful calendars, pet toys, home-made, nutritious treats, jewelry and decorations […]

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FOBA Newsletter, Fall 2014

November 5, 2014

Here is the latest edition of the Friends of Beverly Animals newsletter. Click here to view the current newsletter. If you would like to receive the next newsletter by email, you can subscribe by writing to foba2007@gmail.com. Please be assured that we will not share our email list with any outside groups or individuals, and […]

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