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farm friends rescueI am late with sharing the organization I donated to over the summer! Each quarter I like to share the charities, efforts and organizations that I donate to throughout the year. I donate 20 percent of all referral income. So if you happen to send business my way, you can feel good knowing that part of the project fee goes toward improving the lives of others, or in this case, animals.

Farm Friends Rescue is a non-profit located in Chatham County, North Carolina, just a few miles from my home. I haven’t shared a backyard chicken update in quite some time, and a lot has happened! One year ago, one of the girls (Ruby) from our original flock died from egg-binding. This left us with four hens.

In February, we picked up four chicks to double our flock. I researched chicken breeds to find those that are not bred for high egg production with the hope that the new girls wouldn’t suffer the troubles that Ruby and some of our other girls deal with.

In June, one of the new girls, Ethel, crowed. We had a surprise rooster! Ethel became Bruce.

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Bruce the rooster.

I had never had a rooster before and attempted to make room in our life for one. In the end, the noise was too much for me and I needed to find him another home. Thus leading me to FFR! We brought Bruce to his new home in July with bags of feed and scratch, and made a monetary donation to FFR.

We received an update on Bruce earlier this month:

Thank you for the generous donation! Bruce is doing great on the farm. He is the best rooster of the bunch. Very docile and doesn’t bother anyone. He has made a great addition to our own backyard flock! Hope you are well. Come see us when you can!

Organization: Farm Friends Rescue

Location: Pittsboro, North Carolina

What they do: Farm Friends Rescue is an all-volunteer and foster-based nonprofit dedicated to providing shelter, food, medical care, and love to abandoned, neglected and injured animals.

501(c)(3): Yes.

Funding: Donate anytime, any amount, via PayPal.

How I learned about them: I’ve seen FFR around town when they host adoption booths, plus a friend designed their logo.

Interested in supporting Farm Friends Rescue? You can make a donation, adopt an animal, or get in touch with them to foster.

Missed my last Pay-it-Forward post? Read it here.