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Thank You to Our Amazing Team of Women!

It might not be International Women’s Day officially, but we are so thankful for our amazing team of women who volunteer with us! We’ve got so many incredible women volunteering, fostering, adopting, and supporting Beautiful Together Animal Sanctuary that it would be impossible to list them all. We are so grateful for them (and you!), […]

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The First Step in helping Rescue Animals

The first step in helping our rescue animals isn’t always the easiest step, but the most critical. Beautiful Together rescues abused, abandoned and neglected dogs and cats from overcrowded shelters and inhumane situations. So, our first step is pulling these animals out from these situations. From there, these rescue animals almost always need some form […]

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Celebrating Beautiful Together’s Anniversary!

We are celebrating Beautiful Together’s Anniversary! January 2023 marks our second anniversary, and here is the story of how it all began. Just over two years ago, we made our first pull. On January 14, 2021 we pulled our very first animals— a scared mama dog who had been hit by a car and her […]

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Health Benefits to having a Pet (pt.2)

Did you know there are a lot of health benefits to having a pet? We’re picking up our list where we left off, and learning more about the incredibly powerful positive impact animals have on us. 4. Increased activity Dog owners often have no choice but to walk their pet, thus providing them with an […]

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Health Benefits of having a Pet!

There are so many incredible benefits the come with having pets in our lives! Whether you own a pet, foster, volunteer, or even help a friend with their furry friend, animals have an incredibly powerful and positive impact on us! So here are just a few of the health benefits of having a pet: 1. […]

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How Much Do We Spend on our Rescues?

How much do we spend on our rescues’ wellness and recovery? From fosters needing routine procedures before adoption to rescues who were hurt or malnourished and need more intensive care, we spend anywhere between $15 to $2000 per animal. Routine procedures can include general wellness exams, as well as administration of vaccinations, necessary preventatives and […]

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How Your Donations Help

Every donation – big and small – matters, and this is how your generous donations help our animals and our vision! Bright days are ahead of us – thanks to your donations and support. We can’t wait to see our Beautiful Together’s Animal Sanctuary’s future home here in Chapel Hill become a present realty. Every […]

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Adoption Event 2023

Come joins us for our first Adoption Event of 2023! Join us in the 02 fitness lobby on January 29th to meet you new best friend! We will have cats +kittens from 11:00 until about 12:15 and then dogs + puppies from 12:30-2pm. Interested in adopting? Or fostering? Click the links below to meet your […]

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Is Pet Fostering Right for Me?

Thinking about pet fostering? We’re in great need for fosters! Of the many ways you can get involved with our rescue work, we are currently in the greatest need for more pet fosters! Our ability to pull animals from shelters is largely determined by how many pet fosters are available to care for them. Pet […]

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Meet Our Lab Mix Puppy

Buddy, our sweet lab mix puppy, gets a chance to experience a loving and warm environment! Buddy is an 8 month old lab mix puppy who wandered up to someone’s house last month. They were unable to keep him or bring him inside, but they kept him safe and fed while they looked for a […]

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Animal Wellness Clinic: Puppy Wellness Check

A Day at Our Animal Wellness Clinic! We had the delight of taking care of Mama Tipsy and her puppies at our Animal Wellness clinic. Mama and new puppies were microchipped and began their vaccine schedule! Plus we had Batman, one of our adorable rescue cats, come in for his ear infection treatment and check […]

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Meet our Chocolate Lab/Pit Mix Puppy

Our sweet chocolate Lab/Pit mix puppy is looking for her forever family! A 50lb chocolate Lab/Pit mix puppy, Moscato is as sweet as can be! This adorable puppy is estimated to be around 16 months old. She was found living outdoors in a difficult living situation, and the owner indicated he did not want her. But […]

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Meet our Sweet Orange Tabby Kitten

We’re hoping to give Kalani a second chance at life, a second warm and happy home.

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Volunteering How-To’s

Interest in volunteering with Beautiful Together, but not sure where to start? That is okay! There are a few ways to volunteer, and join our pack! One of the most common interest we get asked about as a nonprofit is about volunteering opportunities. There are numerous ways to join our volunteer team: Freeing animals to […]

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Adoption process

What our Adoption Process Looks Like?

Ready to adopt your furry friend? It begins with an adoption process! After rescuing and caring for our animals, the very best part is insuring they go to loving and fitting homes. So, what does our adoption process look like? The first step is applying to adopt. We review your application, do reference checks and […]

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Getting a special needs kitten to his forever home

Getting a Special Needs Kitten to his Forever Home!

We at Beautiful Together helped animal rescue, Taza a special needs kitten, find and get to his forever home!

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Animal Rescue Sanctuary Building Updates

Since our last post, we’ve been hard at work in many different areas of our custom-build animal rescue sanctuary from small and large rescue animal efforts in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. So we though that before we deep dive into site development details, we could share a holistic peek at what we’ve been up to […]

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Announcing the New Beautiful Together Transformation Fund

  Beautiful Together is excited to announce our new Transformation Fund! We have partnered with our friends and founders at Make Your Mark to help transform the lives of children living on the streets in Ethiopia. Make Your Mark reaches out to the forgotten orphans in the world by providing the resources needed in order to change the […]

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The Orphan Feeding Fund

From the Tamara Lackey Blog: Beautiful Together Feeding Fund is grateful to partner with Life To Live for Korah, working to feed the children in Korah, Ethiopia. One of the more impactful experiences we had on our last trip to Ethiopia was spending a couple of rather meaningful days in Korah. We not only visited […]

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Light Up The Classrooms!

From the Tamara Lackey Blog: We are so grateful to have completed renovating the orphanage bathrooms in Ethiopia – the children living there now have clean, safe bathrooms with new toilets, lovely sinks, updated plumbing, and (my favorite) hand sanitizers! These newly renovated bathrooms have made a big improvement in the orphanage. We are also currently finishing up our […]

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The Orphanage Bathroom Renovation is Officially Completed!

From the Tamara Lackey Blog: We are thrilled to announce that the orphanage bathroom renovation that has been in process for nearly two months is finally, totally, beautifully completed!! When we first announced this Beautiful Together project, we weren’t sure exactly how long it would take or what kind of complications we might run into, […]

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Partnering with Make Your Mark in Ethiopia

From the Tamara Lackey Blog: When we founded Beautiful Together, our 501(c)(3) all-volunteer, non-profit organization focused on supporting children without families, we knew that one of the benefits of doing this type of work would be meeting others who were doing similar work. We knew we would want to partner with a few key organizations and […]

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The Brand New Orphanage Portrait Gallery

From the Tamara Lackey Blog:   Last week I wrote about my concept for a portrait photography gallery for the Kidane Mehret orphanage in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  And I spent two full weeks photographing the approximately 65 children who live in this orphanage with the intention of creating this gallery, feeling a strong desire to create it for a few reasons. First, […]

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