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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.

Since May 2012, we have rescued more than 3000 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, 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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Recent News and Success Stories

Microchip Event Dec. 16th, 2017, 9am-12pm

Microchip Event Dec. 16th, 2017, 9am-12pm

$8 Pet Microchips by APA & Vaccinations by Wolfgang Veterinary Services with County ACES Saturday, December 16 9am - 12pm...
Rummage Sale and Savers Drive December 16, 2017, 8 am – 12 Noon

Rummage Sale and Savers Drive December 16, 2017, 8 am – 12 Noon

December 16, 2017, Rummage Sale outside our building, 800 W Picacho, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon . Please bring us donations,...
Photos with Santa at Petco! December 9, 16, 2017, 1 pm-4 pm

Photos with Santa at Petco! December 9, 16, 2017, 1 pm-4 pm

Photos with Santa! At Petco, the pet store by Ross (3050 East Lohman Ave,Bldg D, Las Cruces), these Saturdays:  Dec 9, 16...
Low-Cost Vaccination Clinic, December 9, 2017, 9 am to 12 Noon at Better Life Pet Foods

Low-Cost Vaccination Clinic, December 9, 2017, 9 am to 12 Noon at Better Life Pet Foods

December 9, 2017, we are having our last low-cost vaccination clinic of the year from 9 am to 12 Noon...
Home for the Holidays Adoption Event $20 Adoptions for All Animals Nov. 23-Jan 3

Home for the Holidays Adoption Event $20 Adoptions for All Animals Nov. 23-Jan 3

Home for the Holidays adoption promo starting next week! November 23, 2017 - January 3, 2018. $20 adoptions for all animals....
Dog Film Festival November 24-30

Dog Film Festival November 24-30

Join us for a celebration through film of the love between dogs, and their people - and the animal welfare...
October Adoption Special Celebrates Adopt-a-Dog and Pit Bull Awareness Month!

October Adoption Special Celebrates Adopt-a-Dog and Pit Bull Awareness Month!

To celebrate our favorite month of the year, we offer our dogs for half-off of our regular adoption fee and...
6th Annual Pits for Peace is Oct. 22nd!

6th Annual Pits for Peace is Oct. 22nd!

Our 6th annual Pits for Peace is also a Pizza and Beer Fest!  It will be on Sunday, Oct 22nd,...
Kitty Glitter fundraiser on Oct 7th benefits local cat animal groups

Kitty Glitter fundraiser on Oct 7th benefits local cat animal groups

Check out the Kitty Kitchen Glitter Fundraiser on Oct 7th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Griggs &...
Las Cruces Fun Hunt Benefits APA

Las Cruces Fun Hunt Benefits APA

Join the Las Cruces Fun Hunt on Oct 7th and 8th. Register online at www.lascrucesfunhunt.com, or call 575-522-1232 for more...
Last month of our summer-long adoption specials

Last month of our summer-long adoption specials

Our Summer Lovin' adoption specials are on their last month.  For August, adopt most APA animals for the low adoption...
Don’t Miss Mulligans Fore Mutts August 5th

Don’t Miss Mulligans Fore Mutts August 5th

Don't miss our annual golf tournament this coming Saturday, August 5th, at the Picacho Hills Country Club. Even if you...