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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!

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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.

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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.
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ACTion Programs for Animals
It was a SUPER busy day today. We had six adoptions and one sleepover! We are so happy for all our furbabies!!
ACTion Programs for Animals
ACTion Programs for Animals
Special thanks again to our rescue partner Enchanted Pass Animal Rescue for taking these six felines from us today. We were super full in our adult room, so you were lifesavers today in more ways than one!
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Our cute baby kittens are in high demand right now. Let's hope it stays like that all season long. Some of the ones from this litter have already been adopted! For kittens this small, we prefer they go in twos or into a home with some animal companionship. And they need to be local homes to complete the rest of their vet care prior to adoption.
Thank you!
ACTion Programs for Animals
ACTion Programs for Animals
Special thanks to Rhonda Skaggs, associate broker at Gary Sandler Inc. Realtors, for donating this well-kept 1997 Mercury Cougar to our store today. It along with other fabulous items will be auctioned off in June in partnership with Mesilla Valley Estate Sales. More details to come! More wonderful items to auction off also appreciated!!
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ACTion Programs for Animals
THANK YOU ACTion Programs for Animals for taking this mom and her 3 newborn kittens!

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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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