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! 

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. 

On April 30th FELINES & FRIENDS became the official owner of SANTA FE CATS!

Thanks to supporters like you, we raised $350,000 and received a grant from the Carroll Petrie Foundation for the balance needed to complete the outright purchase [and eliminating the burden of a mortgage].

However, we are continuing the Capital Campaign to raise funds for improvements and upgrades such as:

Installation of A/C and heating units

Solar power system

Chip seal driveway and parking area

New flooring

If you are interested in making a tax-deductible donation from your IRA, please mail a check drawn on that account to:

Felines & Friends New Mexico

369 Montezuma Ave. #320

Santa Fe, NM 87501

Looking for Holiday 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





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


Murad Kirdar, Public Relations Officer of the Santa Fe Animal Shelter and Bobbi Heller, Executive Director of Felines & Friends, have developed a weekly radio program.

Starting on December 4th, the program will air at 9am on Saturdays and again at 3pm on Sundays on Talk 1260 103.7 KRTC A.

In addition, the weekly programs will be available worldwide via podcast on “Pet Chat New Mexico” is a radio program created especially for pet lovers. We will discuss and share topics focusing on our beloved canine and feline companions, as well as other domestic animals you might have as part of your family.

We will have weekly guests that will give you more insight into animal behavior, nutrition, medical care and so much more. Our goal is to continue conversations regarding our fur kids, and providing listeners with more insight and awareness into the dog and cat world from right here in Santa Fe.

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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.

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 #21-005

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: Mobile Adoptions 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month

Noon to 3pm

Second Chance Rescue & Placement

(505) 316-2281