Please join us at a wine tasting at Henry’s Wine Cellar, 588 Cabot Street, Beverly, on Wednesday, May 14 from 5:30-7:00 PM. Enjoy a selection of fine wines and delicious hors d’oeuvres. 10% discount on any wine purchased. Tickets are $15/person, door prizes. All proceeds will benefit the animals rescued by Friends of Beverly Animals. For tickets or more information, write email@example.com or call 978-922-7190. You may also purchase tickets online using the Donate button below. Thank you very much for helping us save more precious animals!
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If you would like to purchase tickets for the wine tasting online, simply click the Donate button below, then enter $15 for each ticket you would like, and under Special Instructions type “Tickets.” Easy! Tickets will be held for you at the door of Henry’s Wine Cellar on May 14.
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About three years ago, an elderly, wheelchair-bound woman named Lorraine looked from the balcony of her high-rise apartment in Saugus, MA, and saw a cat in the nearby woods. She felt sorry for the cat (Kitty Doe, “KD” for short), who hobbled around on three feet, but was still quite fast and wouldn’t let anyone near her. Lorraine began to toss food over the balcony whenever she saw KD. She feared that coyotes would attack the cat. In failing health and thinking she might not live much longer, Lorraine wanted to make sure that KD was rescued. She called numerous rescue organizations and shelters in the area, but no one would help until she contacted the Friends of Beverly Animals.
A most kind couple (ages 88 and 90), living in the same apartment building, donated money for veterinary care, but nobody wanted to take in KD. We put a plan together to trap the kitty in conjunction with another rescue group who had a trapper living nearby. It took three weeks until KD was caught in a have-a-heart trap. The trap had to be monitored, because you can’t just set a trap and leave it. An animal could hurt itself if left in an unattended trap, and you might unintentionally trap a wild animal.
After KD was caught, she was taken to a local veterinarian who determined that she had been spayed. We don’t know how old she is, but she must have been someone’s pet in the past. We also don’t know how she lost her hind right foot.
KD came to live with Heidi Roberts, the founder of FOBA, who gave the cat a new name one day when she was watching the Ellen DeGeneres show. Heidi thought that the cat’s eyes looked a lot like Ellen’s eyes—very pretty and unusual. Ellen (the cat ) was very afraid of people and lived the first three years in a closet or under furniture.
One way Heidi found to build Ellen’s trust was to scratch her on her side where the foot is missing, because she could not scratch herself there. She always hid under something, so it was hard to get at her in order to scratch her.
Ellen finally decided to come out of hiding one day and join the other cats who were waiting for breakfast in their foster home. Then she took residence on a chair that no other cat had claimed. Ellen is now more trusting, purrs, can be picked up and generally seems happy; however, she does not play. She may not know how, or it might be related to the trauma she went through in her earlier life. As you can see in the videos below, Ellen really does get around quite well.
Ellen is ready for a forever home. Please contact FOBA if you can give her a home, but it has to be a very special home, because Ellen is such a special cat.
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The Friends of Beverly Animals and Not Your Average Joe’s are teaming up during the month of December to raise money to support our rescue work. Have lunch or dinner at NYAJ’s on any Tuesday in December, tell them you’re a FOBA supporter, and they will donate 15% of the receipts (less alcohol) to FOBA. Also good on take-out orders, just be sure to tell the cashier before your order is rung up. NYAJ’s is located at 45 Enon Street (Commodore Plaza), North Beverly, MA. In case you’ve never eaten there, we hope you’ll give it a try. The food and service are excellent.
Attached is a certificate you can print out and take with you if you wish. They will also have certificates at NYAJ’s. Print your name and phone number on the certificate and it will be entered into the drawings to be held in the middle and at the end of the month. Two winners will receive $25 gift certificates to NYAJ’s. It’s not necessary for you to submit a certificate for FOBA to get credit for your food. Just be sure to tell your server that you want to support FOBA when you place your order; the certificate is for participation in the drawings.
Please help us spread the word by forwarding this email to your animal-loving friends. Thank you very much. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-922-7190.
We wish you blessings for the holidays and New Year,
Bonnie Hannable & Everyone at FOBA
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The 2014 Friends of Beverly Animals calendar is now available. The calendar contains 140 beautiful color photos of pets who were rescued and placed by FOBA, plus photos submitted by local supporters and friends of their beloved pets. Calendars may be purchased for $12 each at Beverly Wild Bird & Pet Supply, 214 Rantoul Street; […]
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We will be holding the Fur Ball, FOBA’s main fundraiser for the year, on Friday, October 11, 2013 at the Italian Community Center, 302 Rantoul St., Beverly, from 7-11 PM. We are delighted that this year music will be provided by Ray Novack and his band, Horizon. Good food, many great raffle items, dancing, door […]
This article appeared in the Salem News on June 21, 2013. These four baby raccoons in a cage were found one recent evening in a parking lot in Beverly by a Friends of Beverly Animals (FOBA) volunteer. She took them home so nothing would happen to them overnight sitting alone in this crate. The next […]
Hello, My name is CASEY! I am a neutered male orange tabby who is 2 1/2 years old. My foster mom finds me very handsome with my orange “swirls” and my golden eyes to match. See the “M” on my forehead? I am ready for a new home. I like other cats or can be the only pet who likes to be around people. I had my tests—negative—and my distemper and rabies shots. If interested, call or write Cheryl at (978) 578-0588, email@example.com.
Fun: Dave's Parrot Mute
Dave Dubinsky's parrot 'Buddy' shows his unique talent and love for Dave's trumpet playing. Click the YouTube button in the bottom right corner to view at a larger size on YouTube.
Available Now: Meet MOLLY
MOLLY is a love. She was rescued by FOBA with her belly full of kittens in downtown Beverly. The kittens have all gone home, but Molly is waiting for her forever home. She loves attention and laying on the sofa with you. She is currently living in a foster home in Beverly. If you would like more information about Molly, contact Gillian at (978) 927-5306 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Thanks to Henry’s Wine Cellar
In May 2013, FOBA and Henry's Wine Cellar hosted a very successful wine-tasting. We had a good turnout and everyone enjoyed a selection of fine wines and Henry's delicious hors 'd oeuvres. Thanks to all who attended and to Henry's for helping to make this a most enjoyable event.
Thanks to Petco Foundation
We thank the Petco Foundation for a generous donation from its 2012 Holiday Tree of Hope program. We are honored to be partners with the Petco Foundation. Tree of Hope is the Petco Foundation's annual holiday fundraising campaign and continues to be the largest source of revenue for the Foundation and the many local groups it assists. Donations collected in stores during Tree of Hope go directly to animal welfare groups so they may continue their work in making better lives for animals through adoption, spay/neuter, and training. Last year the Petco Foundation raised more than $4 million during Tree of Hope, to support over 8,000 agencies, both large and small.
"FOBA" the show, courtesy of our wonderful local access cable station, Beverly's very own BevCam, Channel 8, will be airing new episodes this year. Please check for current air-dates below.
The show is produced and hosted by our own Animal Rights Activist Angel, Kim Hyder. Kim is the heart and soul of this production. Kim has logged countless hours in her dedication to bringing FOBA's mission statement to the masses. We couldn't do it without her.
So please tell all your friends and family to tune in and watch. We can't do it alone. We need your help to continue to spread the word.
The Animal Rescue Site
Here's a simple way to make a no-cost-to-you donation to animal shelters. Simply click the paw print image above, then the large purple button that appears on The Animal Rescue Site's web page. Each click provides food and care to shelter animals. You can click to contribute every day.
The Animal Rescue site frequently has a Shelter Challenge contest and when there is one going on, please vote for Friends of Beverly Animals when you visit the site and see this option. Click the cat image above to vote for FOBA in the Shelter Challenge. Your vote could help FOBA win one of 75 grants awarded by The Animal Rescue Site, ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. Thank you!
Thanks to Not Your Average Joe’s
Many thanks to Not Your Average Joe's for partnering with FOBA on May 7th for a Not Your Average Cause restaurant day. They donated 15% of the receipts from our supporters who dined at NYAJ's that day. Wonderful food and a we made some $$ for our animal rescue work. Thanks also to all who showed their support by eating there. We look forward to doing this again in the near future.
Support Our Friends
Special thanks to our good friends at Carbon Colors for their generous support and assistance in printing FOBA's beautiful annual calendars.