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My name is
Joe [PF]!

Posted over 3 years ago | Updated 13 hours ago

Adoption process

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My basic info

Domestic Shorthair
Orange or Red (Mostly)
Pet ID
Hair Length

My details

Checkmark in teal circle Good with cats
Checkmark in teal circle Shots current
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered
Checkmark in teal circle Has special needs

My story

Here's what the humans have to say about me:


This CAT is a member of our Permanent Foster program, and is happily living in a foster home willing to care for her.  If you would like to help with the cost of care for cats in this program, please consider becoming a 'godpurrent.'  For as little as $25 per month, you can help provide veterinary care and food for a special needs cat. Donations can be made by regular mail or online using Paypal.

For more information, please send an e-mail to


HISTORY:  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 actually 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.  
TEMPERAMENT: JOE is very sweet, friendly, social and outgoing, and loves attention.   BIG BOY and his pal, JOE, became members of our PF program after their human passed away in February 2019. 

TEMPERAMENT: BIG BOY 2 is a sweet kitty who is a

He bonded with BIG BOY when they were placed together a few years ago.  JOE 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+ 

[Santa Fe Animal Svcs. Permit #21-005] 



February 24, 2024, 8:54 pm
Felines & Friends New Mexico

Contact info

Pet ID
369 Montezuma Ave, Suite 320, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Their adoption process


Submit Application




Sign Adoption Contract


Take the Pet Home

Additional adoption info

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

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

Adoption application

Go meet their pets


Primary: Petco - 2006 Cerrillos Rd [at St. Michaels], Santa Fe
* cats are rotated weekly between foster homes and display
* adoption room to visit the cats during regular store hours
* playpens are locked if no volunteer in attendance
* Adoption Advisors available Thursday through Sunday 1pm-4pm or by appointment

Secondary: Teca Tu @ DeVargas Mall
165 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe
* meet the special cat who lives at the store until adopted

* First Saturday of the month at DeVargas Mall 12pm - 3pm
* special adoption events around Santa Fe as advertised

More about this rescue


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.