Fridays with Faith: Focus on Farm Animals
Good morning Fridays with Faith readers! I hope you had a very successful year in 2013, fun New Year’s festivities, and all the merriment one can ask for! Have you set goals for 2014? Today I’m here to share with you about one of ours!
ma Cares about critters! This year one of the charitable efforts that we will undertake is to support Red Dog Farm Animal Rescue Network. What is Red Dog Farm, you may ask? It is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit corporation formed in August 2006 to rescue and rehabilitate neglected, abused or otherwise unwanted animals in and around Guilford County, with a particular focus on domestic farm animals. They rely on a network of volunteers and private foster families to accomplish their mission. To date, Red Dog Farm has helped rescue over 1700 animals including but not limited to horses, dogs, cats, sheep, pigs, goats, bunnies, birds, and reptiles! Leaping lizards; that’s a lot! Their offices are currently located in Bur-Mil Park in Greensboro, NC.
In consultation with Red Dog Farm Animal Rescue Network, ma Cares has identified a critical need of their organization that we hope to address in 2014: many homeless animals are in need of care or emergency treatment in order to save their lives and better their chances at finding a forever home. To help put this in perspective, imagine being a homeless animal, unwanted or rescued from abuse or neglect and suffering from illness, injury or lack of care. Would someone take pity on you and save your life? Could a prospective new family afford to nurse you back to health? Would you be overlooked because of your condition? ma Cares wants to help give these animals a second chance.
How are we going to help? ma Cares will engage in fundraising efforts to build up an emergency fund to be used for sick or injured animals in the care of Red Dog Farm Animal Rescue Network. Through support from businesses, individuals, and the community, we hope to save the lives of these homeless animals.
Want to help? Make a donation via www.macares.org or mail a check made out to ma Cares to 1302 Pleasant Ridge Rd. Greensboro, NC 27409, Attn: Brandi Quinn. Contact us to find out how you can get involved!