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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 5,400 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.
ACTion Programs for Animals
ACTion Programs for Animals
The puppies cruelly dumped at our door last night at close to midnight are skin and bones and 3.5 months old. We are working on getting them to a foster home because we are not set up for puppy care in house. They are sweet girls.
ACTion Programs for Animals
ACTion Programs for Animals
ACTion Programs for Animals
Special thanks to the Wrangler's 4-H Club of Dona Ana County for all these wonderful donations they collected as part of their community service project. Pictured are Cloverbud Johnny Otero and Club Leader JoLynn Otero, who dropped off the donations this past week.
ACTion Programs for Animals
ACTion Programs for Animals
URGENT CALL for fosters for these 4-month old female pups dumped at our door last night! We have no space for them in our building.
If you can help, text 575-323-1031.
The shelter and other rescues are overflowing with pups right now.
ACTion Programs for Animals
ACTion Programs for Animals
URGENT call for fosters! Can anyone foster some abandoned puppies? Please text 575-323-1031 if you can help. We have no space in our building for puppies.
The dumping of animals at our door is getting out of hand. This man purposely parked away from our cameras last night at 11:30 p.m. and criminally, cruelly left puppies in a taped-up box. The pups got out and were running around until our morning person got there. They almost got hit by cars. Who knows how many were dumped.
We are going to get more cameras and signs. All who do this will be held accountable.
ACTion Programs for Animals
ACTion Programs for Animals
Congrats to all our kittens adopted today!

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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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