2009-05-06 / People

Remembering Old Fella


Animal lovers and public officials gathered in the park last week to remember an old stray that changed Burke County. A statue was erected in memory of Old Fella -  the adopted dog who sparked the creation of the Old Fella Burke County Animal Rescue (OFBCAR). During the ceremony, former owner Richard Daniels presented the non-profit group with a check for $3,000. Daniels was awarded the money in New Mexico last month when he accepted his "RVer of the Year" award from the Good Sam's Club in recognition of his work establishing the animal rescue group. According to current OFBCAR president Bruce Storm, the organization has made huge strides since Daniels founded it in 2006. Some 405 dogs and cats have been rescued, and 238 have been spayed or neutered. The group has also focused on classroom education, teaching more than 700 local fourth graders about responsible pet ownership. Below, City of Waynesboro Mayor George DeLoach speaks to the crowd. At right, Sue and Richard Daniels pose for a picture with the statue. Animal lovers and public officials gathered in the park last week to remember an old stray that changed Burke County. A statue was erected in memory of Old Fella - the adopted dog who sparked the creation of the Old Fella Burke County Animal Rescue (OFBCAR). During the ceremony, former owner Richard Daniels presented the non-profit group with a check for $3,000. Daniels was awarded the money in New Mexico last month when he accepted his "RVer of the Year" award from the Good Sam's Club in recognition of his work establishing the animal rescue group. According to current OFBCAR president Bruce Storm, the organization has made huge strides since Daniels founded it in 2006. Some 405 dogs and cats have been rescued, and 238 have been spayed or neutered. The group has also focused on classroom education, teaching more than 700 local fourth graders about responsible pet ownership. Below, City of Waynesboro Mayor George DeLoach speaks to the crowd. At right, Sue and Richard Daniels pose for a picture with the statue.

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