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 5,000 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 (New Location)
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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pets for patriots

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!

Shelter Animals Count

Proud Participant of Shelters Animals Count

Shelter Animals Count is an independent nonprofit that is home to The National Database of sheltered animal statistics, providing facts and enabling insights to save lives.

News & Upcoming Events

Due to Covid-19, Events are not scheduled at this time.

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.
ACTion Programs for Animals
ACTion Programs for Animals
Save the date! Our monthly clinics restart in August!!
ACTion Programs for Animals
ACTion Programs for Animals
Our week recap at our adoption center is that one adult cat and and three kittens were adopted. And we received a $136.03 donation from the Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest.
ACTion Programs for Animals
ACTion Programs for Animals
Only HOURS left to bid! Check out all our wonderful Summer Auction items on our online auction in partnership with Mesilla Valley Estate Sales!
Link: https://nmestateauctions.com/Event/Details/5037105/Action-Programs-for-Animals-Summer-Auction
ACTion Programs for Animals
ACTion Programs for Animals
2 Coach and 1 Dooney and Bourke wallet for $50? What a STEAL!

Check out this item and hundreds of others here: https://www.nmestateauctions.com/Event/LotDetails/5709027/Designer-Wallet-Lot
ACTion Programs for Animals
ACTion Programs for Animals
There's only ONE DAY left to bid on our Summer Auction at our Second Chance Thrift Store- ACTion Programs for Animals in partnership with Mesilla Valley Estate Sales! Visit our auction page today and keep bidding! All proceeds from this auction will go directly to our veterinary bill fund:

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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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