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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

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...
Eat at ThaiIndia Monday, July 17th, and Mention Us!

Eat at ThaiIndia Monday, July 17th, and Mention Us!

Low-cost Microchip/Vaccination Clinic July 29th at Apodaca Park

Low-cost Microchip/Vaccination Clinic July 29th at Apodaca Park

$8 for microchips and Dr. Carver from the Mesquite Vaccination Clinic will be on hand for low-cost vaccinations on Saturday,...
5th Annual Mulligans Fore Mutts Golf Tournament

5th Annual Mulligans Fore Mutts Golf Tournament

  Join us for the 5th Annual Mulligans Fore Mutts at the Picacho Hills Country Club on Saturday, August 5th....
Summer Lovin’ Adoptions Campaigns Begin in June

Summer Lovin’ Adoptions Campaigns Begin in June

Our three months of Summer Lovin' adoption specials begin in June. Adopt for half-price the entire month of June! (exceptions...
$7 Pet Microchips & Low-Cost Vaccinations at Your Pet Space on June 10th

$7 Pet Microchips & Low-Cost Vaccinations at Your Pet Space on June 10th

ACTion Programs for Animals and Wolfgang Veterinary Services are teaming up for a Pet Microchip and Low Cost Vaccination event...
1st Low-cost Vaccination Clinic of the year is May 20th at MVPR

1st Low-cost Vaccination Clinic of the year is May 20th at MVPR

Our first vaccination clinic of 2017 will be Saturday, May 20th, at the Mesilla Valley Pet Resort from 9 a.m....