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.

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.

Poster for Strut for Strays 5K Walk & Run. Click on the image above to view it at full size.

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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 Please be assured that we will not share our email list with any outside groups or individuals, and your privacy will always be respected.

E-News Bulletin

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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 can support FOBA every time you shop.


Go to this link and press the Select button for “Friends of Beverly Animals”. Then just shop at AmazonSmile as you normally would at Amazon, and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to FOBA. Bookmark the page, and remember to use instead of when shopping.

We hope you’ll consider supporting our work with this easy-to-use, free program. On behalf of all the precious animals we rescue and find good homes for, we thank you so much! Happy Holidays and best wishes for the New Year from all of us at FOBA!

P.S. There are still a few of our beautiful 2015 calendars left. Visit Beverly Wild Bird Food Store at 214 Rantoul Street, Marika’s Restaurant, 199 Cabot Street, Beverly, write, call 978-922-7190, or visit our website to purchase a copy. THANK YOU!!

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2015 FOBA Calendar

Buy our calendar at the holiday fair!

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 for sale. Made and donated by our volunteers. Please stop by our table, browse and know that if you make a purchase, you will be helping us rescue and find homes for more precious animals! Thank you!

Earrings for sale

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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 Please be assured that we will not share our email list with any outside groups or individuals, and […]

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Second Annual Appeal—We Need Your Help

November 5, 2014

Dear Fellow Animal-Lover, In 2007, following a disturbing experience involving an abandoned cat named Millie, a group of concerned Beverly residents decided to form a nonprofit organization called the Friends of Bev- erly Animals, which officially incorporated in 2008. The mission and purpose of FOBA is to help animals in need and work toward the […]

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Thank You Fur Ball Supporters

November 3, 2014

The Friends of Beverly Animals (FOBA) would like to express our sincere appreciation to the following businesses and individuals who very generously supported our recent fundraising event, the Fur Ball, held at the ICC on October 11, 2014. Thanks to those listed below, the evening was a big success! (Businesses are located in Beverly unless […]

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Pet of the Week: NINA

October 24, 2014

NINA is Pet of the Week in the October 24 edition of the Salem News. And NINA is available for adoption. Female kitten, 4 months old. NINA likes to play with toys and is good at playing kitty “soccer” as she chases a rolling ball in between her front paws. When she gets to know […]

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2015 Calendar Now Available

October 15, 2014

The 2015 FOBA calendars are here! Over 125 beautiful color photos that were submitted by our friends and supporters of their wonderful pets (and a few other furry or feathered friends) made it into this year’s calendar. The calendars sell for $12 each, and may be purchased here using the PayPal below. Calendars are also […]

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Fur Ball 2014

October 15, 2014

We held our annual Fur Ball on Saturday, October 11 at the ICC in Beverly. We had a nice turnout, delicious food (provided by Super Sub and our volunteers), a great band (“The Sellouts”), plus we had some interesting and attractive raffle items provided by local merchants and friends (too many to list here). We […]

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