Save the Date! Trivia Night Sept. 9, 2022

We had such a great time last year, we decided to have another Trivia Night. We hope to see many of you there. To purchase tickets, click on “Donate” button on this website and state that the $ is for Trivia Night tickets. You can also mail a check for tickets ($30/person or table of eight for $200) to FOBA, PO Box 3378, Beverly, MA 01915. You may also pay at the door. If you would like to donate a raffle or auction item, please email or call 978-927-4157.

Below is one of the items that was donated as a prize last year, a very pretty garden arrangement made by Sen. Joan Lovely, who always attends our events. She said she had such a fun time last year (and met some really nice people) that she stayed until it was all over. Many thanks to her and all who attended and/or helped with Trivia Night last year, especially our super emcee, Jim Lucas, who is so entertaining and will be with us again on September 9th. Please join us!


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Your Pet Photos Wanted!

Pet photos wanted for our unique and custom 2023 calendar! We had so much fun receiving your pictures last year, we are looking forward to seeing your cutest pet photos for our 2023 calendar.
As most of you know, selling calendars is one of the ways FOBA raises money to support the rescue and adoption placement work we do. Receipt of your photos will be acknowledged, but please be patient because we receive lots of photos. If you don’t currently have a pet, but know someone who might like to have their animal friend in the calendar, kindly share this information.
Please send us a favorite photo (no more than three per pet, please) of dogs, cats, hamsters, birds, any animal you care about, as long as it’s a good and interesting photo and was not used in our previous calendars.
Photos should be good quality (jpgs, at least 150 dpi or 4×6″ in size), not blurry or dark, with no people (or people parts) in them. Please identify the animal(s) by name, and state the owner’s name.
The deadline for submission is August 15, 2022. Send to
For more information on our calendar, email
For further information or to ask about adoptions, contact our facebook page or or call 978-927-4157.
Thank you for supporting the Friends of Beverly Animals and helping us save even more precious animals!
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E-Newsletter #28 April 2022

We hope you enjoy this newsletter. Please save the date, September 9, 2022 Trivia Night at the Franco-American Club, 44 Park Street, Beverly, MA  01915. Stay tuned for further details as the date draws nearer.

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April Calendar Photo Page

Here’s the month of April from our 2022 calendar. Thanks to pet owners who submitted these beautiful photos, to our friends who bought copies of our calendar, and the Beverly stores who helped us sell them, DogSpa and Copper Dog Books, plus our great volunteers. 

Happy Spring, everyone!


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December 2021 E-News Bulletin

To view a large version of each page of this bulletin, click each page image below.

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About FOBA and Giving Tuesday…

We know that on “Giving Tuesday” everyone receives many requests for donations. When I get my mail, I always feel bad about not donating to all the worthy causes that need money, but of course, that’s impossible unless you’re quite rich. So we will just say that we sincerely appreciate all donations and want our supporters to know that the $$ is put to very good use for the animals we rescue. It helps pay for veterinary care, food and supplies while they are in foster care (we do not have a shelter). If you wish to donate, you can do so here on our website (click on “Donate” button) or by sending a check to FOBA, PO Box 3378, Beverly, MA 01915. (You can also purchase our calendar(s) as mentioned in a couple of posts below.)
Thank you for all your support in the past and future. You have helped us create many “happy tails” and “happy tales” — great adopton stories! (by Bonnie Hannable, FOBA Volunteer)
Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year from all of us at FOBA.
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Calendar Update

Here’s where you can purchase our calendars in Beverly. They make great holiday gifts! Proceeds help to pay for homeless animals’ veterinary bills, food and litter, supporting our rescue and adoption placement efforts.

Copper Dog Books 272 Cabot Street, 978-969-3460
DogSpa, 45 Enon Street, 978-922-9227
Sally’s (beauty salon), 132 Dodge Street, 978-969-3834

Please call for store hours. Cash or checks only accepted in stores.

We will also be selling our calendars at the First Baptist Church Holiday Fair on November 20th, 9 AM to 2:30 PM. It’s a great time, please join us and all the crafters…awesome gifts, food, holiday music, atmosphere!

If you wish to purchase a calendar here, click on the “Donate” button on the right and then indicate your payment is for calendar(s). They are $15 each plus $4 for shipping the first calendar and $.75 for each additional calendar. Many thanks to the stores above and to all our supporters who purchase calendars! Go to for more information.

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Trivia Night Sept. 17, 2021

We had a great fundraiser last night at the Franco-American Club. Turnout was excellent and everyone really enjoyed the trivia games run by our good friend Jim Lucas and the food from Casual Catering (Paul Guanci). There are so many people to thank, especially Jim, Linda and Terry Lucas, and everyone who helped make the event a big success. Thanks to our Treasurer Chris Letterman for sitting at the welcome/ticket table all night! We won’t try to list all the others who went above and beyond, for fear of leaving someone out.

Here’s a photo that Jill Auld took of the plant arrangement made and donated by Sen. Joan B. Lovely (who attended). It was so pretty and creative. And another photo of people at the raffle tables. Huge thanks to everyone who attended, donated raffle items, bought tickets, helped with set-up and take-down, clean-up, etc.

It’s acts of kindness like these that have kept FOBA going, rescuing and finding loving homes for animals for the last 12 years.

HUGE THANK YOUS!! (written by Bonnie Hannable, Volunteer)

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Our 2022 Calendars

Our 2022 calendar is now on sale at Dogspa in North Beverly and Copper Dogs, downtown (see below). Please call stores for their hours. Stores will only accept cash or checks for our calendars.

These beautiful calendars, full of 177 color photos of precious pets, make great gifts, for a great cause; all proceeds help us cover veterinarian costs and care of the homeless animals we rescue.

Copper Dog Books, 272 Cabot Street, Beverly 978-969-3460  (wonderful books and gifts!)

DogSpa, 45 Enon Street, Beverly 978-922-9227  (wonderful grooming services and pet supplies!)

Calendars are $15 each, and they may also be purchased on this website  If you would like to purchase the 2022 FOBA Calendar online, simply click the “Donate” button, then enter $15 for each calendar desired, and under Special Instructions type in “Calendar.” Please add $4.00 for the first calendar and $0.75 for each additional calendar to cover postage and envelope.

Calendars will also be available at our Trivia Night Fundraiser on Friday, September 17th. Please join us for a really fun evening! See previous post.

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Trivia Night Fundraiser September 17, 2021 6:30 PM Franco-American Club

We hope that you will be able to join us at our fundraiser at the Franco-American Club, 44 Park St., Beverly, 6:30 PM. Tickets are $30 or a table of 8 for $200, and may be purchased here (online) at (click on “Donate” button and indicate how many tickets you wish to buy) and at the door.

This Trivia Night promises to be a lot of fun; we know people really enjoyed that part of our most recent event. Thanks to our good friend, Jim Lucas, for agreeing to lead it again. It was a blast.

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