We are required to provide the Governor’s Mansion with a list of attendees prior to the event and no financial transactions may be conducted on the premises.  Therefore, all guests MUST pre-register and pay for admission to the event via the following link


The deadline is no later than 10pm on Friday, June 24th.  No admission can be purchased “at the door”.  Since space is limited, we expect to sell out quickly.  Once the event is sold out, a notice will be posted on the website and admission registration will be disabled.

Our silent auction will be conducted via online bidding this year.  If you wish to participate in the Silent Auction or purchase raffle tickets during the event, you must set up an online bidding account in advance as the following link  


If you are unable to attend the event, you can still participate in the silent auction and purchase raffle tickets if you have created an online bidding account secured with a credit card!  

Detailed instructions on how to place your online bids will be e-mailed to everyone who registers for an online bidding account. Credit cards will only be charged for winning bids and raffle ticket purchases. 

Each of these registrations (admission and online bidding are two separate processes) will require you to enter your complete credit card information through our secure event website.

If you have any questions about the Cocktails for Critters event, registration for admission or online bidding, or need assistance, please e-mail us at


Musical Guests: Bert Dalton [piano] and Dave Anderson [sax]

Catered by: Gold Leaf Catering

Wine, Beer and bar staff provided by: Susan's Fine Wines

Thank you to our sponsors!

Petco Love, Century Bank, RKW Enterprises

Thank you to the Zimmer Feline Foundation for their ongoing support!

​Adoption Habitat at Teca Tu is once again occupied by two special kitties waiting for a new home! 

While we are limiting access to the habitat, we can arrange a meeting by appointment.

If there is a volunteer inside the habitat, we ask that you remain 6 feet away.

​Please support Laurie and this wonderful local business!

Store hours are:

Monday through Saturday 10am - 5pm  

Sunday 12 noon - 5pm

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.   www.santafecats.com

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! 

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 [EIN27-4453623]  

City of Santa Fe Professional Animal Care Permit #22-001

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.






Petco: Friday, Saturday & Sunday

1pm to 3pm

Teca Tu: Returning Soon

Latest Mews

The cost to attend this year’s Cocktails for Critters is $100 per person.

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

New Mexico Governor's Mansion

One Mansion Drive

Santa Fe

We are in urgent need of more volunteers!  

For a list of current opportunities, please click on the "GET INVOLVED" link at the top of this page. 

Looking for Gifts?

We have a great selection of items featuring the F&F logo:


Auto sunshades

Canvas bags

Beverage mugs


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 2-3 hours to care for the cats at our Adoption Center? 

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

Second Chance Rescue & Placement

(505) 316-2281