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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 5,600 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. 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
This evening's follow up features APA alum Grog, now Gomez. He is a spoiled cuddle bug that loves to snore next to his mom in bed and wrestle with his little brother. His mom is very grateful to have her mini house panther.
ACTion Programs for Animals
ACTion Programs for Animals
Today's follow up features APA alum Cheri, the yellow and white cat. She was adopted from us in August 2019. She loves to cuddle up with her sibling persians; she's pictured here with her sister Mousie.
ACTion Programs for Animals
ACTion Programs for Animals
Special thanks to the Las Cruces Gospel Rescue Mission, Inc. for their donation of 15 bags of dog food to our pet food bank this past week. Pictured are Ron, the kitchen manager and Luis, the mission store manager.
ACTion Programs for Animals
ACTion Programs for Animals
Congrats to Mashed Potato on his adoption today!
ACTion Programs for Animals
ACTion Programs for Animals
The kittens have fun with us, but what they are really wishing for is a Home for the Holidays! We're open today until 3. All felines and large dogs are half-off to adopt:
537 N. Solano Dr., 575-571-4654, apalascruces.org
ACTion Programs for Animals
ACTion Programs for Animals
ACTion Programs for Animals
One week from today! We hope you’ll join us in celebration of the facility we are grateful for every day.

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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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