Dolce’s Desk: Forever Foster, Forever Loved.
Guest Columnist: Barbara Bertling, Fallston Animal Rescue Movement, Inc.
Fallston Animal Rescue Movement, Inc. (FARM), is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established by Greg and Barbara Bertling in 2000. We are often the difference between life and death for many homeless or unwanted pets. FARM’s mission is to rescue pets from local shelters who either run out of time or are deemed unadoptable due to medical issues, behavioral issues or age. Rescued pets receive required medical care (emergency, routine and specialty), behavior modification and training, as well as boarding, food, grooming and shelter. Thousands of pets have been rescued and adopted since FARM’s inception.
Initially, we focused on rescuing younger, adoptable pets, but quickly realized it was the seniors and medically fragile pets that needed our help. Wego to our local shelters every week to meet the pets who areconsidered “not adoptable.” The majority of these pets are seniors – usually 10 to 17 years old. It is easy to see they have given up and understand this is where their lives will end – not in a home – not in a warm bed – not in the arms of someone who loves them. These are the pets that are part of our new Forever Foster Program.
Pets in our Forever Foster Program live in the homes of our wonderful fosters for the remainder of their lives. FARM provides medical care and food. Fosters provide warm beds and loving arms. When our seniors pass over the Rainbow Bridge, they pass in the arms of their foster knowing they are loved.
FARM holds adoption events at Feed Plus on Saturdays from 10am-4pm and Sundays 12pm-3pm.
Feed Plus is a family-run business located in Crossroads Station at the corner of Rt. 152 and Rt. 165 at 2725 Fallston Rd., Fallston. Feed Plus provides quality food and supplies for your domestic pets, as well as farm animals. All proceeds from purchases at Feed Plus are used to support FARM’s mission of saving homeless animals. Don’t see what you want? We can also special order food and supplies for you.