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Beautiful Together

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Causes: Animals

Mission: Beautiful Together Animal Sanctuary is a non-profit that rescues at-risk animals from shelters or inhumane conditions and works to find them loving homes. We believe that no animal should be mistreated, abandoned or neglected. We believe that patience, kindness and love can change everything for a previously homeless pet. We believe that animals can offer extraordinary joy, comfort, and companionship to the people who care for them. And we believe in the collective impact of all who work toward the day when no animal is euthanized for lack of a home. As part of our Beautiful Together mission, we also create programs for children in crisis, connecting the vulnerable and the voiceless in purposeful ways that benefit us all.

Results: January 2021 through August 2021 we have rescued over 500 dogs, cats, kittens and puppies.

Target demographics: at-risk animals from shelters or inhumane conditions and works to find them loving homes.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Registered as 501(c)(3) in 2015 and launched the Beautiful Together Animal Sanctuary in late 2020

Geographic areas served: Chapel Hill

Programs: by providing foster homes and connecting animals to their forever families.

Community Stories

10 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I came to know Beautiful Together Animal Sanctuary and its founders, Tamara and Steve Lackey, as their Realtor while we were searching for land on which to house the Sanctuary. I quickly realized that the ideals BTAS holds most dear: being active advocates for at-risk animals and eventually utilizing children's programs to assist, completely align with my own long-held dreams, and I immediately joined the team as a full-time volunteer.
Beautiful Together Animal Sanctuary's dogged optimism for change helps lift everyone around and has facilitated saving countless animals, while also assisting in educational outreach to help alter the very way that people think about rescue.
It just takes one interaction with Beautiful Together Animal Sanctuary to be swept up in their enthusiasm and positivity about changing the ways our society views and handles the most vulnerable populations. Beautiful Together Animal Sanctuary has and is cultivating an incredible team of directors and volunteers across the state and the nation! I feel incredibly honored and fortunate to be a part of this outstanding, evolving work.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The work that Beautiful Together does is so important- they have saved the lives of so many wonderful dogs and cats who deserve the chance to find new families. From driving hours away to save pets from shelters, to providing supplies and medical care for animals, they make adopting and fostering an easy and rewarding experience.

1 Patty Marquis C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I retired from the corporate world in early March and committed to full-time volunteering for Beautiful Together Animal Sanctuary because I knew the founders and I knew that the work they do is always based on a foundation of truth, trust, love, kindness, and a genuine desire to do good in the world and help people and animals who can’t help themselves. It has been an amazing six months. I have met some of the kindest, most generous, and selfless people I’ve ever known who love animals and work tirelessly to save as many animals as they can every day. They are simply the best! It is a super motivating team and organization. My family has fostered 27 animals, some short term and two forever! Each experience has been so rewarding and heartwarming…and sometimes heartbreaking. But you are never alone, the Beautiful Together team is always right there with you being supportive and holding you up. These animals need love, patience, care and kindness and the team at Beautiful Together all work together to ensure they get just that, first in their foster homes and then in their adoptive homes. I couldn’t be prouder of the work we do together at Beautiful Together.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have seen Beautiful Together throughout the years help Children and now move into helping animals in North Carolina. This new journey is so exciting to watch and I am amazed when hearing the stories from the volunteers, fosters and adopters. I am excited for the Sanctuary to be built so they will have the ability to help so many more animals that need love and a home. Thank you for all you are doing :)

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I heard about this organization via a news and observer article and I was immediately inspired to apply to volunteer. Best impulse decision ever. Everyone is extremely passionate, kind, caring and willing to go the extra mile to do whatever is needed for the animals. Once the sanctuary is built and youth programming is also in place, the purpose, passion and vision of this organization will no doubt further their positive impact on the lives they touch and the community as a whole. I'm so grateful to be a part of this!

1 Jane-Howard C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been on the Beautiful Together Sanctuary team from the beginning, and absolutely love being part of such a wonderful organization.

I’ve volunteered in dog rescue for many years, and to be able to work with an organization that shares so many of my values is really refreshing.

Beautiful Together does more than just save the limes of animals. They go beyond that to ensure animals are truly loved and cared for, ensuring the best life for the animals.

They are forward-thinking and promote ethical training methods. They also have plans in the works to help people be able to keep their pets who otherwise would have to surrender them.

I highly recommend Beautiful Together for anyone looking for a pet or looking to volunteer!

2 Michelle T.10

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with Beautiful Together for several months now, in various capacities. I feel incredibly lucky to be part of a team of people who are truly passionate and deeply committed to giving a better life to so many abandoned and neglected animals. In just a few short months, Beautiful Together has rescued hundreds of animals, bringing them into foster care and matching them with their perfect forever homes. I have had 3 foster dogs so far, and my heart is full knowing what happy lives they are living now with their forever families. Beautiful Together is committed to ensuring the health and well-being of each foster animal, working with our excellent network of partner vet clinics to provide wellness and preventive care, spaying and neutering, and any necessary care for illnesses that may arise. Each animal is loved as if they are our own.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

We came upon Beautiful Together when we were looking to adopt a cat and we were so lucky to not only add two beautiful kitties to our family but also to we welcomed with open arms by the entire BTAS community. I am now the Volunteer Coordinator with BTAS and they are the most amazing group people, saving lives and working hard to make real change in our community for animals and children. I have been blown away by the compassion and heart of all those involved and can't wait to see what the future holds!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Beautiful Together’s mission combines the vision of supporting vulnerable children and vulnerable animals with the goal of each healing each other. I cannot imagine a better mission!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Beautiful Together is wonderful rescue organization. This team of volunteers is so deeply committed to animal welfare and has a team of fosters who share the same care and enthusiasm. I have not only volunteered as a foster with this group, but I adopted an adorable cat from them as well! In a relatively short time, they have saved HUNDREDS of dogs and cats, and are just getting started. They also have really great social media content that allows you to get to know the animals in need of homes really well! If looking to adopt or volunteer--especially in the North Carolina area--I highly recommend them!