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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

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...
HELP needed for shy/scared set of dogs

HELP needed for shy/scared set of dogs

A couple of weeks ago, we rescued 16 shy/scared small dogs from the shelter, and we need your support to...
Pets of the Week – Lovebirds Buster & Sienna

Pets of the Week – Lovebirds Buster & Sienna

These two medium mixes are in love with each other -- it was an instant connection! It would be wonderful...
Thanks to the PETCO Foundation!

Thanks to the PETCO Foundation!

Thanks to the Petco Foundation for the generous $7500 grant received in January 2015 toward our Dona Ana Pets Alive!...
APA Restaurants for Rescues

APA Restaurants for Rescues

APA Fundraiser at the Genghis Grill in Las Cruces! March 12th from 4 to 8 p.m. Dine in or Take...
Finding “The One” with APA is easy in February

Finding “The One” with APA is easy in February

Our Valentine's season adoption special is a $10 adoption fee for all our animals when you find your match.
Valentine’s Dinner at Picacho Hills Country Club

Valentine’s Dinner at Picacho Hills Country Club

10% of all food proceeds of the night will benefit our organization! Make your reservation by calling 575-373-0159.
Save the Date – 3rd Annual Mulligans Fore Mutts Golf Tournament

Save the Date – 3rd Annual Mulligans Fore Mutts Golf Tournament

Saturday, June 27th, 3rd Annual Mulligans Fore Mutts Golf Tournament Picacho Hills Country Club For more information or to sponsor/lend...