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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.
ACTion Programs for Animals
ACTion Programs for Animals
R.I.P. to sweet Camilla. We tried to save her life after getting her from the shelter today when they let us know she needed special care. The poor dog was in excruciating pain. We rushed her to our vet, but Camilla was too far gone to save. She cried in pain when you touched her front paws. And her back legs were damaged, too. This happened from years of neglect and not getting the medication and vet care she needed for Rheumatoid Arthritis and autoimmune issues.
We are so sad and angry that we could not help her.
ACTion Programs for Animals
ACTion Programs for Animals
ACTion Programs for Animals
Follow-up Monday shows APA alum and Southern New Mexico PAWS graduate Spencer, right, at home. He was adopted from us in 2018. He and his canine sibling are so darn cute!
ACTion Programs for Animals
ACTion Programs for Animals
This coming Saturday! It's our last low-cost clinic of the year, and DHPP dog boosters and FVRCP cat boosters will be FREE, courtesy of Petco Love!!
ACTion Programs for Animals
ACTion Programs for Animals
Cricket is a sweet, special-needs kitten waiting for a home. She was VERY sick when we pulled her and her siblings from the animal shelter. She had to have eye surgery, and so her vision will always be impaired and her eyes will always look a bit different. She's the SWEETEST girl!
Come meet Cricket and fall in love with her as we have!
APA Adoption Center, 537 N. Solano; Tues/Wed/Thurs/Sat 11 to 3
575-571-4654
ACTion Programs for Animals
ACTion Programs for Animals
Our new dogs from the ASCMV, Hunter and Faye, settled in this weekend to their new kennels. They were long-term at the shelter until we pulled them this past Friday. Special thanks to our adoption center manager and staff for all their hard work!
ACTion Programs for Animals

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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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