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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 5,600 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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We’re excited to share that our organization has earned a 2022 Platinum Seal of Transparency with Candid! Now, you can support our work with trust and confidence by viewing our #NonprofitProfile https://www.guidestar.org/profile/27-0234541

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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!

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.

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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. 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.
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ACTion Programs for Animals
Congrats to our kittens adopted today!
ACTion Programs for Animals
ACTion Programs for Animals
Southern New Mexico PAWS prison program grand and APA alum Tyme is ready for her first Christmas at her new home. We are so happy for her!
ACTion Programs for Animals
ACTion Programs for Animals
ACTion Programs for Animals
#SantaPaws is back! We’re collecting new or used -but clean- towels, toys, collars, cat food, dog food, and leashes for Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley and ACTion Programs for Animals

This Saturday, December 10th, bring your donation to the KVLC 101 Gold at Truckers Toy Drive at Field of Dreams, 10:30am to 12:30pm

#SantaPaws brought to you by Nusenda Credit Union! Now through Thursday, December 22nd, you can drop off your donated items at our amazing community partners:

Farmers & Crafts Market of Las Cruces, Wellmed, La Ventana Glass, Calista Animal Hospital, Cafe de Mesilla and Pitre Kia - Las Cruces
ACTion Programs for Animals
ACTion Programs for Animals
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ACTion Programs for Animals
ACTion Programs for Animals
BIG NEWS: Our pet(s!) of the week are ALL our kittens.
And their adoption is only $25 this month.

Also, our OPEN HOUSE is this SATURDAY from 2-5pm. Join us for food trucks, contests, pet photos and more.
EVENT DETAILS---> APA's Holiday Open House
ACTion Programs for Animals
ACTion Programs for Animals
ACTion Programs for Animals
Popeye, our senior Devo, is ready for today's weather and a new home. Come meet him soon! We are hoping this special little man finds a Home 4 the Holidays.
#homefortheholidays #adoptdontshop #rescuedog

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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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