The Animal Advocates add a new annual award

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The Animal Advocates board of directors recognized Tara Farmer as the first winner of the “Friends for Life” award. Farmer is also one of the founders of The Animal Advocates organization.

The award will be given to an individual or business that has been a friend and supporter of the organization, said Vikki Scott, president of The Animal Advocates.

Farmer allowed The Animal Advocates to run a “test” foster and adoption center for more than a year from her boarding kennel and grooming facility, Paws Hotel and Treat in Beaufort. Tara and her husband, Gene, also have two grooming vans, and she even teaches grooming.

At the present time, she is fostering Millie and Mollie, two dogs pulled from the Barnwell County Animal Shelter.

Farmer is also donating the Grooming Room in the future Foster and Adoption Center and has provided much helpful advice, grooming tips and ideas.