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 5,700 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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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 Animals
Today's adoption follow up features APA alum Bucky, now Benji. His family says he is adapting really well and making friends with neighbors and their pets. They feel lucky to have found him.
ACTion Programs for Animals
ACTion Programs for Animals
Congrats to adult cat Bengali on his adoption today! And Southern New Mexico PAWS prison dog training grad Alaska was adopted after a successful sleepover!!
ACTion Programs for Animals
ACTion Programs for Animals
Angel went on a Doggy Day Out today! He's tired and happy!!
This program lets you take one of our animals out of our building for a few hours or a few days. It's a great way to help our animals get a break and for us to learn more about them.
Contact us for more info: 575-571-4654.
Participants WELCOME!
ACTion Programs for Animals
ACTion Programs for Animals
Amber is a sweet, older girl who is mellow, playful, and good with other animals. She also needs some orthopedic surgeries. It would be nice to find her a home to recover in vs. a kennel.
Call us if you can help: 575-571-4654
DONATE toward her surgery: https://apalascruces.networkforgood.com/projects/11006-action-programs-for-animals
Thank you!
#dogrescue #rescuedog #adoptdontshop
ACTion Programs for Animals
ACTion Programs for Animals
ACTion Programs for Animals
Our Friday evening adoption follow up is extra special. Samson came to us last year very unhealthy and needing two luxating patella knee surgeries. He was also extremely shy. It took us half a year or more to get him well for surgery and then the post-op care, and he slowly came out of his shell.
He was finally adopted, and look at him now! Here's the message his family sent us:
"Hey APA, we just wanted to send a couple of pictures of Samson we took recently -- he's living his best life and is a treasured member of the family. We know he was with you for a long time and is still part of the APA family, and he is doing very well with us thanks to the great work you did with him."
--From Samson's Adoptive Parents, R and D

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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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