The Fallston Animal Rescue Movement Inc.

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Upcoming Events

SAVE THE DATE for our Fall Fling Fundraiser on November 13, 2016 at Jarrettsville Gardens. This is a Non-Ravens Sunday!!! The event is being held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. We will have great food, drinks, money wheel, liquor wheel, raffles, and silent auctions. Tickets are $50 each or $45 each if you purchase a table of ten. Please join us for this wonderful event. Without your help FARM would be unable to save the lives of so many homeless animals. We are also asking for donations of liquor/wine/specialty beer and items for raffles and silent auctions.


If you love animals and wish to help, but are unable to adopt at this time, please consider making a charitable contribution. We are a non-profit 501C3 and your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law. You may contribute by mailing a check to Fallston Animal Rescue, 2725 Fallston Road, Fallston, MD 21047; making a donation through Paypal below; or donating a vehicle.

Our contributions were down significantly last year due to the economy, but the number of pets we save continues to increase. Your donation will go directly to provide vet care for the animals we save, thus increasing our ability to save more lives.

Fallston Animal Rescue Movement, Inc. (code 68389) is part of the Federal Combined Campaign (both the Chesapeake Area and National) and the Maryland Charity Campaign for State Workers. Please consider donating - every cent goes directly to save animals from being euthanized at local shelters.

Our Featured Pet...Sicily

Sicily came to FARM last month after being hit by a car. A good samaritan found her and brought her to BARCS. They were able to send her to a Franky Fund hospital for surgery for a femoral fracture and to set her broken toes. Unfortunately, Sicily needed additional surgery since recent x-rays showed she wasn’t healing as well as we had hoped. She had bone grafting of her right shoulder to assist the bone growth of her broken toes and she had her femoral pin readjusted since it was impeding her gait. This means at least another 8 weeks of crate rest; however, future surgeries and treatments are a possibility. We will have frequent follow up visits with the orthopedic surgeon who will assess how well she is healing and FARM will continue to provide the best care to ensure Sicily will be able to run and play one day. Sicily has a long healing process ahead of her, but she is the sweetest girl and can melt your heart with just one look. We believe Sicily is close to a year old and she is a mere 6 pounds. She has an amazing foster home, but we are looking for a forever home for Sicily once she is cleared by the vet. If you would like to contribute to her vet bills, please send a tax deductible donation thru paypal (, mailing a check to: FARM, 2725 Fallston Rd., Fallston, MD 21047, or you can call in a credit card at (410) 557-7330. Thanks in advance for your support!

A special thanks to Madonna Veterinarian & Staff, Companion Animal Care Center and staff, Best Friends Fur Ever and County Comfort Kennels for helping us with our animals this year. We also want to thank our wonderful volunteers, Barbara, Sally, Tami, Jim, JT, Candy, Candia and Kelly. And, of course, thank you to everyone who has donated to us and/or adopted one of our pets. We couldn't do what we do without you!

Our Mission

The F.A.R.M. was started by Greg and Barbara Bertling to find homes for some of the wonderful, loving pets abandoned, lost or given up and scheduled for euthanasia at area shelters. Thus, FARM means the difference between life and death for the pets rescued.

We provide food, shelter, medical care, behavioral evaluation and affection. We take great care to find responsible, loving, permanent homes for each pet we save.

The FARM has rescued and placed over 8,000 dogs and cats since its beginning in October, 2000.

Adoption Process

An adoption application and references are required for each potential dog or cat adoption. Please download an Application and send back to us either Fax - (410) 630-7555, e-mail: or mail at 2725 Fallston Road, Fallston, MD 21047. Call (410) 557-6161 on Saturday to verify receipt of application and arrange an appointment to meet your potential new fur-friend.

Adoption Applications

Cat Adoptions range from $100.00 to $150.00 which includes basic vaccinations, spay or neuter, test for Feline Leukemia and FIV (cat and kittens over 6-months old), worming, and treatment with Frontline/ Advantage Flea preventative.

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Dog Adoptions range from $150.00 to $400.00 which includes vaccinations, spay or neuter, Heartworm Test/Preventative, worming and treatment with Frontline Flea preventative.

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Thank you for considering a rescued dog or cat for your newest family member!

--Adoptions are by appointment only--

Come Visit Us!

Feed Plus shows some of our available dogs and cats: Mon-Fri 10-7, Sat. 10-4, Sun Noon-3.
Please e-mail FARM ( or call (410) 557-6161, to check on availability.
Feed Plus
Crossroads Station
2725 Fallston Road
Fallston, MD

Map to Feed Plus and F.A.R.M. - Information Resource Center

The Fallston Animal Rescue Movement Inc. (F.A.R.M.)
2725 Fallston Road
Fallston, MD 21047
Phone: (410) 557-6161
Fax: (410) 630-7555

Special Thanks

Companion Animal Care Center, Dr. Dawn Johnston and her staff for helping with the grooming and care of some of our rescues.
3340 Paper Mill Road, Phoenix, MD (410) 628-8387 (VETS)

Madonna Veterinary Center, Dr. Ed Knickman and Dr. Joel Brockett and their staff for helping with the spay/neuter and care of the majority of our rescues. We could not do what we do without Madonna Vet. They are fantastic!
4105 Norrisville Road, Suite E, White Hall, MD (410) 557-8841

Best Friends Fur Ever, 1009 Philadelphia Rd; Joppa, MD 21085, (410)671-7529
Special thanks goes to Kelly Cullum owner, for fostering many of our dogs until homes can be found. Michelle for aiding and helping to coordinate the adoptions for the dogs residing at BFFE. Bonnie for the grooming services she provides, often on short notice. Rob for his training and behavior modification assistance. Additional thanks goes to all the staff at BFFE for all the love, attention, and help they give the dogs during their residence with them.
Visit BFFE for more information

K-9 Carts Company East. The Pet Mobility Experts
The original patented wheelchair company for paralyzed pets developed and owned by a veterinary orthopedic surgeon. and Cat Clip Art, for the clipart.

BowWag Kennels, A special thanks to Julie and Anna and the staff at BowWag Kennel for donating boarding space to FARM and working with our dogs. BowWag is a boarding and grooming facility for dogs and cats located on Singer Road in Joppa, MD. They can be reached at 410 679-3333.
Visit BowWag Kennels for more information


CFC No. 68389
Fallston Animal Rescue Movement, Inc.

Maryland Charity Campaign No. 1176

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