The Fallston Animal Rescue Movement Fundraiser

August 29, 2011

The Fallston Animal Rescue Movement, Inc. is having a fundraiser Sept. 17 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Steppingstone Museum in Havre de Grace. The event is called "Wag Your Tail, it's Time for Ale" and it is billed as a day of fun to enjoy with your dog and the kids.

The Fallston Animal Rescue Movement was founded by Greg and Barbara Bertling to save the lives ofdogs and cats who "run out of time" in local shelters or have medical/ behavior problems making them "unadoptable." Also known as "The FARM," the organization works with local shelters to give these pets another chance at life. Comprised of a small group of dedicated volunteers, The FARM has rescued, rehabilitated, and found homes for more than 7,000 pets, including many seniors and pets requiring immediate surgery to repair a broken leg or remove a tumor.

The Steppingstone Museum, an outdoor museum that was once the site of a working Harford County Farm, includes a turn-of-the century farmhouse filled with antiques, shops and a display barn. The museum preserves and demonstrates the rural arts and crafts of the 1880-1920 period in Harford County.

Hosted by Best Friends FurEver Inc., a doggie daycare and overnight center in Joppa, "Wag Your Tail it's Time for Ale," will feature events for both children and adults including moon bounce, games, live music, entertainment, caricatures of kids and dogs and balloon animals. Food, beer, wine and soda will be available for sale. There will be free light appetizers, cotton candy and popcorn as well. Admission is $15 for adults and kids 12-21 are $8, $5 for 11 and under. All proceeds will go to FARM's broken leg fund. The broken leg fund is used to pay for veterinarian expenses required to make rescued animals healthy and ready to be adopted into a permanent home.

Reservations must be made by calling Best Friends FurEver at 410 671-7529 by Sept. 15. All well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome.

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