Sarah Ross, has been carrying on Lauries dream.  Keeping Fur and Feather moving forward.

It has been no easy task For Sarah and Brad, loosing Laurie has been very hard for both of them,and learning all that Laurie did  to keep Fur and Feather going. Now a year has passed and Fur and Feather is doing better than ever.   Many new and exciting things are in the works for FFAA.

We encourage people to come and visit us, meet the dogs, help out for the day or stay a couple.  We are working on fixing up our existing guest trailer, and hope to get one more,so guests and volunteers can stay at Fur and Feather.

We are still taking dogs in, and have had many successful adoptions.  We are working with Catron county, collaborating on ideas for controlling the animal populations.  We are moving in a new direction to  better help the community for low cost spay and neuter programs.

Fur and Feather is a place where each individual’s history and needs are taken into account. We have spayed and neutered more than 1,500 animals and matched hundreds of them with loving families

More than a “no kill” shelter, Fur and Feather has become a forever home where animals who are older, disabled, or otherwise hard to adopt can live out their years in a beautiful setting with people and animals who truly know and love them. This has particularly been a Godsend for lost and abandoned animals and those whose people have died.Facilities include several dog runs where “family groups” live and play, roomy kennels for individuals that need alone time or a warm place to bed down at night, an out-of-this world cat barn with outside space, cozy beds, and plenty of ledges and tunnels to explore. Dogs and cats who’ve proven to be 100% peaceful share the run of the 90-acre facility with a handful of rescued horses, donkeys, and chickens.

In providing lifelong support for these animals, Laurie’s vision included loving hospice care and marked, tended graves for each resident in one of the most beautiful spots on the farm.

Her animals, in turn, supported her as she battled with cancer, giving her the inspiration to outlive predicted timelines and surrounding her as she spent more and more time resting.

While Laurie is no longer with us physically, she is still our guiding light. Fur and Feather will continue to give every animal a chance, and the best way to honor her legacy is to support that vision in whatever way you can here at furandfeather.org.

Laurie is survived by her husband Brad, sister Linda, and parents Henry and Joanne.

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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We picked up another exhausted girl today from the Toaster House. Followed hikers 60 miles from Reserve. Near Collins Park. She is skinny and tired but is goin home with us. Ranchers near that area missing a sweet girl? PLEASE SHARE.
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Raquel Rocky LaceyThis dog belongs to Paul Decker off the Deadman Ranch he is looking for her and were trying to get a message to him , there is limited cell service there. Please hold onto her and he will be there to get her.2 days ago   ·  4
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Fur and Feather Donation Bin is now in front of what will soon become our very own Thrift Store and Event Center. Thank you to all who have donated thus far! If you have a large amount of donations or have larger items please contact us to schedule a pick up! And stay tuned for the transformation of this great building! #ANIMALLIVESMATTER! ... See MoreSee Less

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Due to the amazing support from the community, Fur and Feather Animal Assistance has continued to receive miscellaneous donations for their new thrift store slated to open late this summer. (KEEP EM COMIN') With that came a decision to GO BIG OR GO HOME! Nicole Long, now in charge of store operations and grants for the non profit will head up the project. Nicole, along with Sarah Ross and the original members of FFAA, have teamed up with Michael Bennett, a pillar to our Quemado community, to resurrect a sacred landmark building located downtown. Fur and Feather will bring new life to the old Quemado Tavern! YES, that's right! The historical two story building that has been asleep for years will soon be awake with the hustle and bustle of new life. Plans to open alongside the Historical Museum with a clean rejuvenated look are in the works. The location will serve several different functional areas, acting as in information hub for the animals that reside at Fur in Feather, hoping to increase awareness and adoptions. The store plans to not only resell gently used items donated by the community (the colorful donation box will be located adjacent to the building soon!) They also plan on holding Workshops and Seminars such as "How to make your own pet food", "upcycling workshops", "sewing and craft circles", a "free take a book leave a book Library" and Fundraising events like Family Movie Night, Summer Art Classes and much more! Fur and Feather Animal Assistance understands the importance of community and hopes that their involvement will bring more families together (including their fur babies) with educationally rich, entertaining and interactive activities such as these. Please show your support by donating @ FurandFeather.org or by loading our donation bin with gently used clothing/miscellaneous items and volunteer to help at either location.
***NOTE: The donation bin is not a public rummage bin. Please be respectful and honest and leave the donated items in the bin for Fur and Feather Thrift. Thank you.
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More people should be like this man! WOW!
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This guy had 9 rescue animals — when he decided to adopt #10 🐶🐶🐶💕💕💕

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This Recycling Bin Feeds Stray Dogs In Exchange For Bottles