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Fur and Feather Animal Assistance is a permanent residential facility for dogs and cats designed for comfort, well-being, and CARE FOR LIFE. Our no-kill sanctuary is located in rural western New Mexico.

Established in the fall of 2003 our mission is rescuing lost, abandoned, or unwanted animals in Catron County and the surrounding New Mexico communities.

Fur and Feather provides a loving and stable environment at our sanctuary for these animals to live in. We care for each animal through the adoption process or through old age. Fur and Feather has provided homes to pets whose owners can no longer take care of them due to illness, death in the family, or financial crisis. We are also part of a network of shelters that provides a safe haven for the pets of victims of domestic violence. Our residents include disabled and elderly dogs, plus many healthy, abandoned and relinquished dogs of all sizes, types, and personalities.

Every dog and cat that passes through our hands is spayed or neutered. To date we’ve been able to spay or neuter over 1,500 pets.

OUR MISSION:  To alleviate animal suffering by providing sanctuary from abuse, neglect, and homelessness; to end the killing of healthy animals as a method of population control; to teach that animals are intrinsically valuable, worthy of respect, compassion and care. Fur and Feather Animal Assistance, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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One of our dearest supporters, Kate Kuligowski, has won the prestigious Maxwell Medallion for her book, Our Most Treasured Tails, 60 Years of Pet Rescue. She has generously donated a portion of the proceeds to Fur and Feather since its publication. We are so thrilled for her! Here are a few more details. Congratulations Kate!!

NEW MEXICO AUTHOR SNARES MEDALLION
Only NM author whose book has won DWAA award
Kate Kuligowski, an Albuquerque resident, was presented the 2014 first place award Dog Writers Association of America’s prestigious Maxwell Medallion for her book, Our Most Treasured Tails, 60 Years of Rescue, on the eve of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York.
DWAA inception was in 1935 under the wings of Westminster Kennel Club and is the most recognized professional association devoted to dogs. Their annual awards encompass authors, publications, photographers, illustrators, publishers, bloggers and broadcasters on radio and televison through forty-nine categories of media, nine of which are books.
Kate’s article, “Oscar, A Seventy Year Wait,” which appeared in the summer issue of Ruff Drafts placed third in its specific category. Complete with photographs from 1942, this article follows the author’s quest for a rescued Boston Terrier.
Self-published by The Guys Publishing Company, her hardcover book of 252 pages shares many of her New Mexico families’ heartwarming adventures in pet rescue since 1910. These stories include a wide variety of dogs (and a few cats, too) from a Pug, Babes, with six previous owners who became number one Pug in AKC agility, a South African Mastiff cross, Turner, who was used as bull-bait for eight years, to two deaf Cocker Spaniels, Buddy and Sammy, left for coyote bait, who received two “Dog of the Year” awards from Watermelon and Albuquerque Public Schools. Seeking to seriously involve her readers in pursuing stronger animal humane legislation, Kate carefully weaves into her chapters the theme, “We can make a difference for our pets.”
A University of New Mexico graduate from Clovis, Kate was a former secondary teacher in New Mexico and New Jersey. She spent ten years as education director for Animal Humane Association of New Mexico and Watermelon Mountain Ranch No-Kill Shelter and traveled with her rescued animals, presenting her award winning curriculum “You and Your Pet Are Forever K-12” to thousands of classrooms throughout the state.
She and her husband, Wally, continue to enjoy the love of companion animals by rescuing , fostering and finding homes for many of the thrown-away” companion animals in her community. You may contact Kate, 905 Maverick Trl, SE, Albuquerque, NM, 505-298-8048, wkkjk1027@gmail.com for copies of her book, the proceeds of which are directed to several New Mexico no-kill shelters and rescue organizations.
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Fur and Feather Animal AssistanceYes there are a couple of Fur and Feather stories in the book. What an honor.1 week ago   ·  1

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Meet WOODY! WOODY is a beautiful dog, about 2 yrs old, very friendly and happy. He is a pretty big boy, looks like a basenji on steroids at about 65 pounds. This guy does need lots of exercise so an active family or individual will be a must in order for him to succeed. He loves to play with other dogs and he likes to play pretty hard. The more exercise he gets the better he sleeps at night and the calmer he is. Woody has a great shut off button, goes right to bed when we put him up at night and he loves people and toys a lot. We have not had a chance to work with him on the cats yet but I suspect he may do fine since he is so good natured.

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Meet WOODY!
WOODY is a beautiful dog, about 2 yrs old, very friendly and happy. He is a pretty big boy, looks like a basenji on steroids at about 65 pounds. This guy does need lots of exercise so an active family or individual will be a must in order for him to succeed. He loves to play with other dogs and he likes to play pretty hard. The more exercise he gets the better he sleeps at night and the calmer he is. Woody has a great shut off button, goes right to bed when we put him up at night and he loves people and toys a lot. We have not had a chance to work with him on the cats yet but I suspect he may do fine since he is so good natured.
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Tracy Garber ReaI hope he finds a great home!2 weeks ago   ·  1
Fur and Feather Animal AssistanceSarah Ross took these great photos.2 weeks ago   ·  1
Heather MathewsHow could I forget kid rock aka woody. I remember play groups at the abq animal welfare with him. He is a very handsome boy and very energetic! I'm hoping he finds a runner buddy and he'll be the best dog ever!! Good luck big guy!!7 hours ago
Zina ZamoraGood pics & beautiful dog. He deserves a great home!2 weeks ago

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