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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.

We do this by pulling at-risk animals from our municipal shelter to lower their kill rate, our P.A.W.S. (Prisoners and Animals Working Toward Success) program in partnership with the Southern NM Correctional facility to rehabilitate/train shelter dogs, running the only local pet food bank, offering low-cost vaccinations/microchips throughout the year, and working to find homeless animals new homes locally or transporting to rescue partners out of the area in partnership with our shelter. We have rescued more than 4300 animals, many slated for death at our municipal shelter, since May 2012. We usually take the animals other rescues don’t, such as cats/kittens, chihuhuas, pit bull-type and other large mixes, etc.
Our pet food bank has distributed over 1 million pounds of food and supplies to nearly 3,000 needy families in our community. We also provide food regularly to the Casa de Peregrinos emergency food bank as well as the City of Las Cruces Meals-on-Wheels program.
With your donation, you will be helping to support the work that our group carries out in the community to help make Dona Ana County a better place for animals and their people.

Please consider joining us!

APA Adoption and Education Center, 800 W. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88005
Open Tuesdays/Thursdays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and by appointment
Info line:  575-644-0505; adoption center:  575-571-4654; e-mail:  mail@apalascruces.org

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