Fur and Feather Animal Assistance, Inc.

Winter, 2008

Helping One Animal at a Time

Dogs socialize in new pasture This has been a busy year for us at Fur & Feather Animal Assistance. As many of you know, we are Catron County's only animal rescue and adoption group. We are currently caring for over 200 dogs and cats that have come to us in countless ways. Many have been abandoned by their owners to fend for themselves in the open country. Others were relinquished by their owners who could no longer take care of them. To meet this demand we have improved our dog enclosures to include two new large pastures and a heated room addition. A new cat room with donated toys and sleeping pads has helped to house the many cats and kittens while they await a new home.

Weekly, we make the trip to the Ark of Soccoro Animal Hospital with a carload of dogs and cats to be altered. We estimate that since we formed 5 years ago we have altered 800+ animals which include rescues and the pets of families who cannot afford the total cost of the surgery. Sometimes it doesn't seem like enough, but this spring we saw a noticable decline in the numbers of kittens and puppies that have come across our doorstep needing homes. We want to thank the veterinarians and staff at the Ark for their caring generosity in this effort.

Valentina after surgery Sometimes our rescues come to us with major health problems or injuries. One courageous, young dog, Valentina, was found with a serious injury to her right leg. We hoped she could recover and gain full use of her leg, but the vets gave us the news that amputation was the only solution.

Thanks to many wonderful people who donated funds to help with Valentina's expensive surgery she was quickly on her way to recovery. She now serves in the role of official mascot for our organization, enthusiastically greeting visitors who come to our rescue facility and who stop by our booth at local events.

Adopting dogs and cats to good homes is obviously one of our important jobs. We've had great luck in finding perfect homes for the endless lines of pets waiting for a family of their own. We ask only for a donation to help cover the cost of altering and are grateful for anything extra to help in feeding and housing all the rest that weren't so lucky that day. Many times just realizing that we have contributed to the happiness for both the animal and their new family can be reward enough.

Laurie and Bunny We at Fur & Feather want to thank the many good residents of Catron and surrounding counties for their generous donations, volunteer help, and for providing homes to these deserving dogs and cats. With your help, we look forward to the rewards of helping animals, one at a time, this coming year.


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Fur & Feather Animal Assistance Inc.

POB 519 Datil, NM 87821

     Ardith (Jae) Senych                                    Laurie Beauchamp

Secretary/Treasurer                                         President

      (575) 772-5800                                    (575) 772-2661

Brad Beauchamp

Facility Manager

NewsLetter: May, 2009

Fur and Feather’s two facilities are located in Catron County, a very rural part of Western New Mexico. We are a non-profit organization that takes in, houses, rehabilitates, and adopts unwanted dogs, cats, and other small domestic animals.

At Fur and Feather our goal is to see that every animal has a good quality of life. In order to achieve that we adopt them to new families when possible or many of them will live out their lives with us. We DO NOT euthanize any animals.  In our continuing efforts to reduce the population of companion animals we see that all of our adult animals are spayed or neutered as soon as they arrive here at our facility.

In the last 6 years we have spayed/neutered nearly 900 dogs and cats from Catron and Socorro County. We work closely with the Ark of Socorro and the two vets there, Dr. Jack Duncan, and Dr. Terry Gonzales. Their help truly makes it all possible.

In addition to keeping up with our monthly care and veterinary costs, our current goal is to expand our dog facility. We are raising money for a one acre expansion on our dog pasture and a second dog barn that will also be heated in the winter. A very recent surgery on a newly rescued dog has taken a good portion of the funds we were about to use to buy fencing and supplies. As we are now taking in dogs from all across the State, we desperately need more room for our dog population that is soon to exceed 70 dogs.

Fur and Feather Animal Assistance, Inc. was formed six years ago and we are making a difference one animal at a time. As we continue to grow, taking in and caring for relinquished and abandoned animals, we really need your support. PLEASE, if you are able to offer your time, find a spot in your home for a new pet, or donate money and supplies for the care of these animals, your efforts, big or small, will make a difference. Credit Card payments @ www.furandfeather.org Checks to FFAA @ PO Box 519, Datil NM 87821

Ken and Sharon Bostick – Adoption Counselors and Overall Support Team

Denise Selina- Computer Expert

Pam Ingate and Stephanie Randolph - Transport and Rescue Coordinators

 


On behalf of all the four leggeds . .

Thanks so much for your help

 (FFAA) 501[c] [3] EIN 43-2097102



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Fur and Feather Animal Assistance, Inc.
P.O. Box 519
Datil, NM 87821

(575) 772-2661



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