My name is Joe!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Santa Fe, New Mexico - Joe
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Felines & Friends New Mexico

Facts about Joe

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Orange Or Red (Mostly)
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10583066-TM-080216-2SSF
  • Hair: Short
HISTORY: Poor JOE had a rough time when he walked 17 feet into a stormwater culvert, then fell 20 feet down into a cistern near a home.  Thankfully the homeowner was out with her landscaper and happened to hear his pitiful cries; he could have been down there a week or more and died of starvation and dehydration.  Due to his difficult location it took several days to arrange a rescue for JOE, during which time a Felines & Friends volunteer visited several times to lower food and water to JOE as he patiently awaited his rescue.  Despite his fall, except for being a bit underweight and dehydrated, JOE had no serious injuries; it is unknown how long he was acutally down there.  Since he was friendly and already neutered, JOE was brought to the Santa Fe Animal Shelter and transferred to us when he was found to be FIV+.  However, as is typical with many FIV+ cats he has no symptoms, is in excellent health and expected to live a normal lifespan.  While conventional thinking is to only place an FIV+ cat in a home with no other cats or with another FIV+ cat, there are many “mixed households”.  According to Cornell University, the primary mode of Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) transmission is through repeated fights resulting in the exchange of blood, and it poses no threat to humans or other species.  If you would like to consider JOE for adoption but need more information on FIV, please feel free to e-mail so we can provide you with links to educational websites. 
TEMPERAMENT: JOE is very sweet, friendly, social and outgoing, and loves attention.  He is a handsome boy with a short, mostly-white coat and some orange tabby markings.
AGE: born approx. 3/28/13.
MICROCHIP #: 981020013564405
VAX RECORD: Rabies: exp. 4/5/19; FVRCP: exp. 4/12/19.
FELV/FIV test: 4/7/16, FIV+.
UPDATE: JOE is currently enjoying life at Prosperous Pets on St. Michaels Dr. @ Pacheco St. in Santa Fe; you are invited to meet this sweet kitty during regular store hours.
If you are interested in adopting this cat, please fill out our Adoption Application completely. In the space provided on the form, please include contact information for three (3) personal references. For more information, please visit our website at
[Santa Fe Animal Svcs. Permit #16-006]

About Felines & Friends New Mexico

About Our Rescue Group...


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.

Come Meet Our Pets...


Primary: Petco - Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe
* cats are rotated weekly between foster homes and display
* adoption room to visit the cats during regular store hours
* cages are locked if no volunteer in attendance
* Adoption Advisors available Thursday through Sunday 1pm-4pm or by appointment

Secondary: Teca Tu @ Sanbusco Market Center
500 Montezuma Ave, Santa Fe
* meet the special cat who lives at the store until adopted

* First Saturday of the month at Sanbusco 10am - 1pm
* special adoption events around Santa Fe as advertised

Our Adoption Process...

Pre-Adoption Application
Adoption Contract
$100 adoption fee per cat

All cats are FEL/FIV tested, sterilized, vaccinated and microchipped