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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

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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
Wapi also went home this weekend with his lucky new mom!
ACTion Programs for Animals
ACTion Programs for Animals
Lucky Sasha got adopted today by the wonderful Stuve family! Also adopted was cat Mau, who didn't want her picture taken.
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ACTion Programs for Animals updated their status.
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ACTion Programs for Animals
ACTion Programs for Animals
Special thanks to Enchanted Pass Animal Rescue for taking these 13 kittens from us today. We appreciate your partnership!
ACTion Programs for Animals
ACTion Programs for Animals
Our pet food bank will do only two more COVID drive-up distributions this year this coming Sunday and in July. In August, we go back to normal operations every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from 1 to 3 p.m. At that point, all recipients must bring yearly proof of low income as well as vaccination and other vet records for their animals to use the program long term.
ACTion Programs for Animals
ACTion Programs for Animals
Congrats to Chico for getting to stay with our Executive Director!

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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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