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 6,000 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
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.
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ACTion Programs for Animals10 hours ago
Congrats to sweet Pickle on his adoption today! He was adopted by his rescuer, Rebecca, from Broken Promises SW. She and our adoption center manager worked together to save Pickle from a public display of animal cruelty by her former owner. Rebecca brought the dog to us but fell in love with him through the rescue effort. Lucky boy! ❤️😻
#dogrescue #fightanimalcruelty #adoptarescue #adoptionsaveslives
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ACTion Programs for Animals11 hours ago
Special thanks to the NMSU Communications Class for raising $200 for us! Pictured dropping off the donation are Mike Woodward and Gracie Marquez. Also in the class are Hyujung Lim, Angel Chavez, and Victoria Ramos.
We appreciate their support! ❤️🐾🩵🐾💜
#donationsmakeadifference #donationsmatter #donationsappreciated #donationsneeded
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ACTion Programs for Animals16 hours ago
Join us tomorrow for Coffee Talks with DACHS! We'll be discussing animal fostering opportunities with ACTion Programs for Animals 🐾🐶💙🐱

#doñaanacountyhumanesociety #DACHS #animalwelfare #humaneeducation
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ACTion Programs for Animals1 day ago
Tomorrow is POW (Pet-Of-The-Week) Wednesday - we will be live at 8:30 on Facebook and Zoom with our friends at Hot 103!

Meet Drifter! Just under a year-old, he's a lab mix we took in from Calista Animal Hospital to help place him. Drifter should have already had his happy ending, as he was adopted as a little puppy. Sadly, he was neglected and abused. 💔

Drifter is a Southern New Mexico PAWS graduate and still has a lot of puppy energy, so his new family will need to keep up with his training. He's very sweet and gets along with other dogs. He loves playing with dogs and kids.

Come meet any of our adoptable dogs, cats, and kittens ready to go home with a family at the APA Adoption and Education Center, 537 N. Solano, in Las Cruces. We are open Tues/Wed/Thurs/Sat 11 to 3 and by appointment at 575-571-4654; apalascruces.org.

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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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