Friends of Animals launches new website

Pallo dog
Pallo is just one of the animals available for adoption that you can now view on the Friends of Animals new and improved website. He’s eight months old and gets along great with kids and other animals. {Photo Provided}

LOCAL NEWS — Donate, foster, volunteer … all of these things are now just a click away for folks in Moore County.

Friends of Animals Rescue and Adoption Center in Lynchburg recently launched a new and improved website. On it, you can meet all the animals currently housed at the center, view adoption fees, and fill out an adoption application. There’s also a calendar of upcoming events and a link to their Facebook page.

The site offers information on how you can donate, foster an animal, or volunteer for the organization too. Locals can donate directly or make donations through Kroger Reward or Amazon Smiles and other affiliate programs. There’s an online store where you can by t-shirts, hoodies, and other items too.

Since it’s launch in 2013, the center’s facilitated adoptions of over 300 pets. Each rescued animal receives vet care including a microchip. To learn more, check out their website. •

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Super Bowl BBQ fund raiser kicks off for Friends of Animals

LOCAL NEWS — It’s a Leap Year miracle. When Barking Pig BBQ members and Lynchburg Veterinary Hospital owners, Bryant and Wendy Morton, determined they’d be out of town on Super Bowl Sunday … well, hearts broke all all across Moore County. The duo, their competitive barbecue team, and the folks at Lynchburg Vet Hospital usually all team up to sponsor the annual Super Bowl Butt Fundraiser for Lynchburg Friends of Animals Rescue and Adoption Center.

Thanks to Chuck Baker at Barrelhoue BBQ and some big-hearted volunteer … the show will go on. Barbecued Boston Butt will be sold for $40 each and may be ordered by contacting Lynchburg Vet at 931-759-5550. They wil be available by pre-order only and orders must be paid for by Wednesday, January 29. Pick up will be Saturday, February 1 at Barrelhouse BBQ or Sunday, February 2 at Fiends of Animals. Both days pick up will happen from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.

Barrelhouse BBQ is located right below the Lynchburg Square. Friends of Animals is located at 1980 Fayetteville Highway. For more information, call 931-434-7508. •

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Annual Valentine’s Day fund-raiser planned for Friends of Animals

chocolate covered strawberries
These are examples from last year’s Valentine’s Day fundraiser. Organizers say they sold over 120 dozen and hope to beat that number this year. All proceeds benefit Friends of Animals Rescue and Adoption Center. {Photo Provided}

LOCAL NEWS | Non-profits — Whether you’re looking for a sweet treat for your significant others, a co-worker, your child, a parents, or even just a good friend … Lynchburg Vet Hospital, Barking Pig BBQ, and Lynchburg Friends of Animals will offer a delicious way to be thoughtful and support an hard-working non-profit this Valentine’s Day.

All three will host their annual Valentine Chocolate Covered Strawberry Fundraiser again this year. The cost for one dozen fresh strawberries hand-dipped in Ghirardelli chocolate is $15. Locals can pre-order their dozen by calling the Lynchburg Veterinary Hospital during regular business hours at 931-759-7550. Organizer says they sold around 120 dozen last year, and hope to beat that total in 2020.

Pick up will be on Friday, February 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All profits benefit Moore County Friends of Animals, a local non-profit dedicated to helping stray, and abandoned pets in our community through both rescue and adoption. •

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Lynchburg Friends of Animals seeks volunteers

LOCAL NEWS — Lynchburg Friends of Animals Rescue and Adoption Center works tirelessly to not only address the stray and abandoned pet population in Metro Moore County but also to find those animals foster care and hopefully, a forever home.

According to Director Laura Swinford, they could use some volunteers at the facility located at 1980 Fayetteville Highway to help with daily chores. In particular, the center is looking for volunteers to work on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays around 8 a.m.

All volunteers must be 18 years old. Those interested can contact the center at friendsofanimalsraac@aol.com or stop by any weekday morning for more information. •

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JD BBQ Like a Local: Donate items to Friends of Animals Silent Auction

The silent auction during the JD BBQ is the Friends of Animals largest fundraiser each year. {Photo Provided}

LOCAL NEWS —The Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue is great annual event for several reasons. Not only does it allow us locals to show off our tiny little town each fall, but it also allows dozen of non-profits to host their biggest fundraisers of the year.

For example, each October during the event the Lynchburg Friends of Animals Rescue and Adoption Center hosts a silent auction featuring gift baskets, art, and other locally donated items. According to Director Laura Swinford, the group intend to extend their booth space this year to accommodate even more auction items.

Any individual or business who would like to donate an item should do so by Wednesday, October 23 to give the center time to inventory and organize the donations. Items can be dropped off at the center located at 1980 Fayetteville Highway, Lynchburg Vet Hospital at 96 Majors Boulevard, or Happy Tails Pet Care at 258 Hendrix Lane in Tullahoma. •

{The Lynchburg Times is an independently owned and operated newspaper that publishes new stories every morning. Covering Metro Moore County government, Jack Daniel’s Distillery, Nearest Green Distillery, Tims Ford State Park, Motlow State Community College, Moore County High School, Moore County Middle School, Lynchburg Elementary, Raider Sports, plus regional and state news.}