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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, and we have rescued more than 1465 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!

How You Can Help

Recent News and Success Stories

Black Goes with Everything adoption special runs thru May 2015

Black Goes with Everything adoption special runs thru May 2015

All the month of May, you can adopt any mostly-black animal from us for just $20. We have some lovely...
May/June raffle is a hand-made, must-have dog quilt

May/June raffle is a hand-made, must-have dog quilt

This lovely quilt was donated to us to help raise funds.  We are selling raffle tickets now, and the winner...
April raffle prize – Bissell vacuum cleaner

April raffle prize – Bissell vacuum cleaner

We are still selling raffle tickets for the new Bissell pet vacuum, donated to us by the BISSELL Pet Foundation,...
Pizza for Puppies

Pizza for Puppies

Take the flyer below to the Zia Pizza Company on Thursday, 4/23, from 4 to 7  p.m., and help support...
Become an APA Lifesaver!

Become an APA Lifesaver!

To become an APA Lifesaver, choose recurring donations using our online Donate at the top of our website's home page...
Purrs-n-Boots event helps raise money for our Save-a-Kitten Project

Purrs-n-Boots event helps raise money for our Save-a-Kitten Project

Join us for the Purrs-n-Boots fundraiser! Dinner/Dance at The Alameda House, Las Cruces, NM April 11th, 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m....
Spring-a-Pet Adoption Special

Spring-a-Pet Adoption Special

For the entire month of April, adopt an APA dog or cat for half-off -- just $25!  This includes vaccinations,...
APA dog saves man’s life in house fire

APA dog saves man’s life in house fire

Nearly two years ago, Joe Larimer rescued his pit bull-beagle mix, George, from a shelter. Last Thursday night, George returned the...