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Fur and Feather Animal Assistance, Inc.Winter, 2008
Helping One Animal at a TimeThis 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.
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.
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
(575) 772-5800 (575) 772-2661
Fur and Feather Animal Assistance, Inc.