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A Grassroots Rescue Effort for Companion Animals in Burke County Georgia
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Old Fella Burke County
Animal Rescue
PO Box 1437,
Waynesboro, GA 30830

Old Fella is a 501(c)(3)
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How we began...

Photo of Old Fella taken by Mr. Daniels at the campgrounds from where he was rescued

It was Labor Day 2005 when Richard and Sue Daniels from Waynesboro, Burke County, GA set off on a camping trip to Modoc, SC in their RV. Little did they know they would meet a friend for life in the form of an old black dog. When Richard and Sue first met Old Fella, he was a stray roaming around for scraps of food at their campsite. Many travelers had fed Old Fella during the five years he had been there, but it was Richard who could not get the harrowing image of this miserable animal out of his mind.

After returning home, Richard went back to the campsite several times before finding Old Fella, and with the help of some food and gentle sedatives, he took him to the vet. He was in terrible condition: old and frail, missing a paw, almost toothless, a fungal infection and on top of all of that, heartworm. After weeks of care, Richard and Sue decided to adopt him into their family. He has lived happily with them ever since.

To honor this dog, Richard brought together a small group of caring animal lovers and formed the Old Fella Burke County Animal Rescue in late 2006. In February 2007, we were first licensed; becoming the first licensed rescue group in Burke County.

In the past few months, Old Fella struggled daily with, first, arthritis, and then cancer. Sadly, on Saturday, June 28,2008... almost 3 years after being rescued by Richard and Sue, Old Fella passed away.

Richard Daniels and Old Fella

To honor Old Fella, we will continue to do what was started in his honor...to save the abandoned companion animals of Burke County. For Old Fella and all that loved him, with support, we will continue to save more of his kind.

To read more about Old Fella's story and the support the Daniel's received from other RV.net forum members: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}


Old Fella we will miss you…
because you inspired us… these have been saved in your name:


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