Second Chance Rescue & Placement

(505) 316-2281

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! 


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 #20-04

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.





A Fundraiser for Felines & Friends NM 
11/9/20 - 12/9/20 

​Adoption Habitat at Teca Tu is once again occupied by a special kitty 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.

In an effort to grow and expand what Felines & Friends will be able to accomplish in the future, we are proud to announce the launch of a Capital Campaign to purchase Santa Fe Cats boarding hotel located on Tano Road. As many of you know, for the last 5 years proceeds from this business have helped offset the expenses associated with operating the rescue. With the purchase of this property we will achieve many goals including: 1.  Expansion of the space  allocated to our F&F cats  waiting for adoption, allowing us to rescue even more cats  & kittens. 2.  Remodeling of our quarantine space for those cats in need  of medical care. 3.  Creation of a safe outdoor catio space for those longer term residence F&F cats, that require more socialization  before adoption. Our goal is to raise $600,000  to acquire the building and property at 154 Tano Road. If you are interested in donating to our Capital Campaign please visit our website for details. If you would like to hear more about our goals and how you might be able to help, please contact our Executive Director, Bobbi Heller, at 

Latest Mews

Your donation of $25* will get you a one-of-a-kind drawing of your favorite pet (furry or otherwise). We have a semi-talented creative team standing by to turn your pet into a masterpiece (or perhaps at least give you a laugh or two). You "might" get one of our gifted artists, but to be honest, you’ll probably get a creatively-challenged, self-proclaimed “artist” who can’t draw a stick figure to save their life. Please consider donating to this FUNdraiser to help Felines & Friends NM continue our mission of saving lives!

*$25 per portrait (or more if you choose). For $10 more you can have your portrait shipped to you. Pickup of original portrait is at no extra charge.