APA is a progressive animal welfare organization seeking to improve the quality of life for companion animals in Dona Ana County and greatly reduce the number of unwanted animals impounded and euthanized at the municipal shelter.

Action for Animals (APA)

Since May 2012, we have rescued more than 6,000 animals.

The majority of these have been dogs and cats/kittens pulled from our municipal shelter.

We are able to do this through the tireless volunteer work of our rescue/foster coordinators, foster families, weekend adoptions, and on a very tight, shoe-string budget. Please consider joining us!

APA Adoption and Education Center, 537 N. Solano., Las Cruces, NM, 88001
Open Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Saturday 11 to 3 or by appointment.

Info line:  575-644-0505; adoption center:  575-571-4654; e-mail:  mail@apalascruces.org

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Action Programs for Animals (APA) is a proud adoption partner of Pets for Patriots, a nationally operating 501(c)(3) charity creating opportunities for veterans and service members to save hard-to-adopt shelter pets. Click on the image above to learn more!

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ACTion Programs for Animals

Services and programs we offer: We rescue dogs and cats, primarily from the shelter, to offer for adoption. We also run the local pet food bank, low-cost dog and cat vaccination clinics, Prisoners and Animals Working Toward Success (P.A.W.S.) dog training program, and offer PAWSitive Training Classes for people and their dogs. This is a page for those interested in and supporters of ACTion Programs for Animals in Las Cruces, New Mexico. We hope that you will interact with the content on this page. If you choose to leave a comment, you are agreeing to our community guidelines policy, outlined below. We reserve the right to delete posts on our page containing any of the following elements: -racist/hate speech - profanity - misinformation - spam - off-topic/irrelevant including self-promotional posts not having to do with animals or the organization - personal attacks - promoting violence - promoting illegal or questionable activities - rallying on behalf of people or organizations which support animal abuse - circulation of photos that depict animal cruelty If you violate this policy, you will be removed from our page. You will also be removed if you repeatedly harass the organization or others in the comment section. We encourage open discussion and engagement, which includes disagreement, but we will not tolerate the use of our page to harass or taunt others. We appreciate your cooperation and support, and look forward to connecting with each of you.
ACTion Programs for Animals
ACTion Programs for Animals9 hours ago
Adoption follow-up Monday features APA and Southern New Mexico PAWS alum Harper. Her family says she’s loving her new forever home and loves her canine brother. They say she completes their home! 🐾❤️🐾
#dogrescue #prisontrainingprogram #adoptatraineddog #adoptashelterpet #adoptdontshop
ACTion Programs for Animals
ACTion Programs for Animals
ACTion Programs for Animals2 days ago
Congrats to our animals and adopters today!
#kittenrescue #catrescue #dogrescue #adoptashelterpet #adoptdontshop
ACTion Programs for Animals
ACTion Programs for Animals3 days ago
These are some of our kittens in foster homes now. We pull kittens every chance we get from the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley, and then fosters help us get them healthy to ready for adoption here or transport to our friends at Project Fetch at Animal Humane New Mexico in Albuquerque. We also rescue kittens from the community.
We need fosters and funds to save more lives this kitten season! Donate at www.apalascruces.org and/or contact us about fostering at 575-571-4654.
Thank you!
#kittenseason2024 #kittenrescue #transportsaveslives #transportsaves #adoptakitten #adopttwokittens #adoptionsaveslives #donationsneeded #donationsappreciated
ACTion Programs for Animals
ACTion Programs for Animals4 days ago
CONGRATS to tortie Dizzy and siamese Cleopatra on their adoptions today!
#felinerescue #adoptdontshop #adoptionsaveslives #springapet
ACTion Programs for Animals
ACTion Programs for Animals5 days ago
Spring is in the air! Here are many of our wonderful animals looking for a home. All felines and large dogs are half-off to adopt until the end of this month!!
#adoptdontshop #adoptionsaveslives #springapet

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ACTion Programs for Animals is working hard to help our community reach a No Kill status (saving 90+% of our sheltered animals’ lives) as quickly as possible.

Services and programs we offer: pet food bank, low-cost dog and cat vaccination clinics, Second Chance Dogs rescue program for formerly abused dogs, APA Rescue Program.

campaign which pulls at-risk animals from our municipal shelter to lower our kill rate.

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