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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 5,000 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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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.
ACTion Programs for Animals
ACTion Programs for Animals
These are the dogs we LOVE to rescue the most--long-term residents from the ASCMV! Welcome, Karly and Hendrix!!
ACTion Programs for Animals
ACTion Programs for Animals
BOONE'S FUND: We've raised $1020 of our $4,000 goal.
Donate to Boone: https://bit.ly/3t1tKhF

💟UPDATE: Our sweet Boone had his leg amputated last week.

As a result of being throw from a moving vehicle, poor Boone was brought to local shelter where he was in excruciating pain before we saved him. After an attempt to heal his leg, the vet decided it wasn't healing properly and last week, we were forced to amputate. Now, he's with a foster home while he recovers from his horrific injuries, but he has a long road ahead.

**Boone's medical costs will be more than $4,000 now. If you can please use the link above to help us give Boone the care he deserves.
ACTion Programs for Animals
ACTion Programs for Animals
R.I.P. to APA alum Chewbacca, Chewie, the bigger guy at the left in this picture. He had a wonderful life with his family for many years, but he passed away last week from medical complications and age. Here, he is snuggling with their other APA alum, Gracie, now Daisy. She was adopted by the family last year as a friend for Chewie.
ACTion Programs for Animals
ACTion Programs for Animals
These are two new handsome boys we took in from Cruces Cool Cats earlier this week, Moose the fluffy orange tabby and Goose, the handsome black with white shorthair. Goose is having more issues adjusting to our location, but we hope with some time, he'll settle in. Both are gorgeous cats, and Moose is already a part of our communal cat family!
ACTion Programs for Animals
ACTion Programs for Animals
Thank you, Citizens Bank!
ACTion Programs for Animals
ACTion Programs for Animals
We are OVER the moon to announce the adoption of our pets of the week, Laverne and Shirley! We wanted them to stay together, and this generous woman decided to do just that and adopt them both. Now they just have to be good to her cats, and all will be well. Good luck, sweet girls!!

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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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