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 5,800 animals (5814 to date thru 3/31/23).

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

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 Animals15 hours ago
Special thanks to Animal Humane New Mexico and their Project Fetch for taking 15 kittens from us today! And thanks to our transport volunteers, John and Amy, and our staff for all their hard work getting the kittens ready to go. These are some of the cute babies we sent.
ACTion Programs for Animals
ACTion Programs for Animals20 hours ago
Buffy is at our Southern New Mexico PAWS prison program getting trained. She's a sweetheart.
#adoptatraineddog #petsarefamily #adoptionsaveslives #rescuedog
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ACTion Programs for Animals
ACTion Programs for Animals1 day ago
Amber is a sweet senior with mast cell cancer. This gal has an awesome temperament. She's great with other dogs, cats, and kids. We are seeking a hospice foster to care for her in a loving home until her time comes. We will cover all her medical needs and decisions. We don't want her to live the last year or two of her life in a kennel. She deserves a calm, loving home. She already experienced plenty of neglect before.
Contact us: 575-571-4654 if you can give her a chance. Please also SHARE this post!
#fosteringsaveslives #petsarefamily #rescuedog #specialneedsdog
ACTion Programs for Animals
ACTion Programs for Animals2 days ago
From left are Angel, Willow, and Clara. These Southern New Mexico PAWS prison training program grads are still looking for a home. Come meet them today!
(P.S. We will not be conducting cat and kitten adoptions today or tomorrow because of our catio window construction project. The kitties will be back Saturday. )
#adoptatraineddog #petsarefamily #rescuedog #adoptionsaveslives
ACTion Programs for Animals
ACTion Programs for Animals2 days ago
Save the date... come see us at Petco the 17th!

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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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