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Mission Statement

To promote kind and humane treatment of all animals. To promote understanding of ownership and care of animals. To promote early spay/neuter of all animals in an effort to reduce the number of unwanted animals euthanized in shelters. To educate the public as to the health and safety benefits of early spay/neuter. To provide low/no cost spay/neuter of cats and dogs. To facilitate Trap/Neuter/Release projects where members of the community are feeding stray animals. To promote the concept that each individual can make a difference.


FELINES & FRIENDS was formed in mid 2002. has since helped save the lives of over 3,000 animals who have been placed into loving new homes. Working in conjunction with the Santa Fe Animal and Espanola Shelters, as well as area vets and individual rescuers, FELINES & FRIENDS provides an alternative for "special needs" and hard to place cats.

We have also facilitated the rescue and placement of a number of dogs, chickens, roosters and a duck.

Prospective adoptive parents are screened carefully and must sign a contract, which among other stipulations, states that any adoptee which cannot be kept must be returned to FELINES & FRIENDS.

The adoption fee includes FELV/FIV tested, current on FVRCP [and rabies, if old enough] vaccinations, microchip and spayed or neutered.


Spay/Neuter of feral cats according to Alley Cat Allies Trap/Neuter/Release guidelines

Subsidized vet care for adopted "special needs" cats.

"Second chance" surgeries for injured animals.


We accept cats of all ages. However, admission to our adoption program is limited to the number of available foster homes and there are times when we simply are not able to answer every call for help.


FELINES & FRIENDS never euthanizes an cat due to lack of space or because it has been with us "too long", nor do we transfer any animal to another shelter or organization where it is at risk. We believe that eventually, every animal will find a loving home. However, from time to time we do have to make the difficult decision to release a cat from pain or an incurable condition. We believe in the importance of "quality of life".


FELINES & FRIENDS does not operate a shelter and relies solely on "foster homes" to house cats until they are placed. The group is always in need of people willing to share their home with a temporary feline. If you are interested in being a foster parent, please contact us immediately... we can never have too many.


Raising money to provide the best medical care of orphaned cats is always a concern. We do not receive any government funding. One hundred percent of our revenue is received from adoption fees and donations.

Our annual "Cocktails for Critters" is the primary source of revenue.

FELINES & FRIENDS is a recognized non-profit corporation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is registered in the State of New Mexico.

FELINES & FRIENDS is looking for private and corporate benefactors.




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