The Friends of Beverly Animals (FOBA) is seeking your best animal photos for our 2017 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, 2016. Send to bhannable@gmail.com and include the words “2017 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 2017 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. 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

2016 Calendar Cover

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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 foba2007@gmail.com. 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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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 your privacy will always be respected.

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Did you know that some of the money that FOBA raises though events like the Fur Ball and through FOBA calendar sales goes toward a trap-neuter-release program for stray cats in Beverly? When we learn about stray cats in a neighborhood, FOBA volunteers feed those cats and once the cats are used to being fed, the food is moved inside a humane trap with a trap door that closes after the cat goes inside to eat. The traps are constantly monitored so the cats can be moved to a safe location as soon as they are trapped. A vet then examines the cats, gives shots and medications as necessary, and neuters or spays the cat. If the cat is reasonably friendly, they are rehabilitated in a FOBA foster home until they are adopted. If the cat is truly feral, it is released in the neighborhood where it was found. A neutered or spayed cat helps keep other stray cats out of that neighborhood, without producing kittens and making the stray cat problem worse for the neighborhood. Our trap-neuter-release program gets some stray cats off the streets and into loving, permanent homes, and it improves the health of cats that are truly wild and stops them from producing kittens.

Here are three Thanksgiving Cats. All black CHESTNUT (center in photo below) was trapped in Beverly on Sunday, spayed on Monday, and released back into her neighborhood on Wednesday. Pretty good for a street kitten. Her two siblings are showing signs of friendliness and are currently being worked with in foster homes. Much warmer than their Cabot street corner.

Chestnut-kittens

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FOBA Newsletter, Fall 2015

September 27, 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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2016 Calendar Now Available

September 27, 2015

2016 Calendars are now available! Back in June, we asked for photos of your favorite pets and you really delivered. We received well over 200 photos this summer. More than 145 beautiful color photos appear in the calendar and we think it’s a really nice publication. Calendars are $13 each, and are available at Beverly […]

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Fur Ball 2015

September 12, 2015

Time for our Annual Fabulous Fur Ball! This is our major fundraiser for the year, to be held on Friday, October 23, 2015 at the Italian Community Center (ICC), 302 Rantoul Street, Beverly, from 7-11 PM. The very popular band Ray Novack and Horizon will provide live music. There will be dancing, good food, and […]

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Update: RAVEN and MAYBELLINE

August 24, 2015

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. […]

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Your Pet Photos Wanted for FOBA 2016 Calendar

June 15, 2015

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. […]

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Fundraising for FOBA This Summer

May 28, 2015

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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