There are numerous shelters and rescue organizations throughout the Carolina mountains that work day in and day out and with limited resources to shelter, care for, and save the lives of dogs and cats. We're focusing on one -- Forever Farm -- because of its unique mission.
Forever Farm in Lake Toxaway, NC is a sanctuary for senior and special needs dogs and cats. About 30 dogs and 100 cats live there in a homelike environment consisting of both private and group living rooms, porches, and large fenced grassy play areas. The majority of Forever Farm's residents are adopted, but some who are very old or ill may remain there for the rest of their lives. Most of the animals come to Forever Farms from Western North Carolina, with an emphasis on Transylvania County.
Forever Farm is operated by Friends for Life, a nonprofit organization. Friends for Life opened the Forver Farm facility in 2005. Since the organization's inception in 2003, they've helped over 1000 special dogs and cats. They're currently full to capacity.
Friends for Life receives no government funding and they urgently need donations. They also have animals available for adoption. To learn more about Friends for Life and Forever Farm, visit: www.friendsforlifeforeverfarm.org, call 828-508-2460, or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.