Second Chance Rescue & Placement

Surgery to remove a bone chip and reconnect torn ligaments by Dr. Bonin at VCA in Albuquerque.

Felines & Friends New Mexico is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that
provides a no-kill community based haven for cats awaiting adoption. 

Can you spare 4 hours on Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday once a month? Can you spare 1 hour per week?  Do you have an extra room or space to foster a cat or litter of kittens? 

Adding a furry member to your family can be very rewarding.   We have cats and kittens of various ages available throughout the year.

Feline Spotlight

Welcome to Felines & Friends New Mexico

The New Mexico Chapter of FELINES & FRIENDS was formed in 2001 and registered with the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission in March 2002. In 2013 we became FELINES & FRIENDS NEW MEXICO.  

FELINES & FRIENDS is an all-volunteer rescue and placement organization providing second chances for shelter cats in need of more time or vet care, kittens from Trap/Neuter/Return projects. We do not have a physical shelter and rely mainly on foster homes when cats are not on display at our Adoption Center located inside Petco on Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe.  However, cats who prefer not to be moved around, are housed at our boarding facility.

Raising funds to provide the best care for orphaned cats is an on-going concern. We do not receive any government funding. One hundred percent of our revenue is generated from adoption fees, grants, and donations. We are always seeking private and corporate benefactors.

FELINES & FRIENDS is a non-profit corporation registered and in good standing with the NM Secretary of State, NM Attorney General’s office, and the IRS. 

City of Santa Fe Professional Animal Care Permit #19-002

As a "Second Chance" Organization, FELINES & FRIENDS NEW MEXICO works with the Santa Fe and Espanola shelters by accepting special needs cats, such as kittens who are too young for placement or need to be socialized, and adults who have health or behavioral issues, most of which can be resolved with loving attention and time.

We are proud to work with other shelters and rescue organizations to place as many animals as possible and give "second chances" to those with special needs. To date, we have found homes for over 4,000 cats and dogs thanks to the support of the Petco Foundation and people like you.

Please visit our Adoption Center located at Petco in Santa Fe during regular store hours. In addition, please come meet special cats at Teca Tu @ DeVargas.






Come meet these sweet cats at Teca Tu @ DeVargas during store hours.  

Do you have an extra room or bathroom, or space for a playpen cage to foster a cat or litter of kittens? Even if you travel or only live in Santa Fe part time, you can help! 

TORI is a true survivor!   This sweet, young mother showed up in the back yard of an F&F supporter in Los Angeles with her three 5-week old kittens in tow.

Arrangements were made to have the family accepted by the Pasadena Humane Society.  However, 10 days into their stay, TORI suddenly developed what has been described by several vets as "the worst case of Calicivirus" they have ever seen and euthanasia was recommended. However, since we had previously nursed several cats with this common and treatable virus with the help of a feeding tube, the decision was made to transfer TORI to the VCA Specialty Hospital in West Los Angeles where she promptly had the life-saving surgery on July 16th. 

After only a week in the care of the President of Felines & Friends Los Angeles, TORI started eating on her own!  We hope to have the tube removed on July 29th and she will probably be available for adoption mid to late August.  Her adorable kittens are clear of the virus and are available for adoption at the Pasadena Humane Society.    

We need to raise $4,000 to cover the cost of her care at VCA [who provided a generous discount].   If you would like to help F&F continue its mission to provide second chances to special cats like TORI, please donate today.

For over 30 years, Santa Fe Cats has been providing premium boarding for cats and pocket pets and since November 2014, has been managed by Felines & Friends to benefit our mission.

(505) 316-2281

Latest Mews

Funds are needed to cover lifesaving surgery for Misty. 

We are pleased to announce our new partnership with the

for The Love of Cats Program to provide spay/neuter funding for both low income families and cats adopted through Felines & Friends New Mexico