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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 2300 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, and Saturdays 12 to 5 p.m. and by appointment
Info line:  575-644-0505; adoption center:  575-571-4654; e-mail:  mail@apalascruces.org

How You Can Help

Recent News and Success Stories

Adoptions are FREE the entire month of July!

Adoptions are FREE the entire month of July!

All adoptions are FREE the entire month of July with only one exception -- puppies under 6 months of age!
Restaurants for Rescues June 2016

Restaurants for Rescues June 2016

Both Salud! and Lulu's in Mesilla are donating 15% of sales to us on June 16th when you take in...
Hand-Painted Birdhouse Silent Auction at the Quillin-Stephens Gallery

Hand-Painted Birdhouse Silent Auction at the Quillin-Stephens Gallery

The Quillin-Stephens Gallery and APA present:  A Silent Auction Hand-Painted Birdhouses will be auctioned to benefit us! Friday, June 3rd,...
Putts for Mutts on May 14th

Putts for Mutts on May 14th

Celebrate National Miniature Golf Day with us and the Red Hawk Golf Club! Join us for a 9-hole mini golf...
Pre-Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Habanero’s on May 3rd

Pre-Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Habanero’s on May 3rd

Habanero's is hosting a celebration for us on May 3rd Take in the form shown here from 11 a.m. to...
Twilight 1 and 5K Fun Run on May 1st

Twilight 1 and 5K Fun Run on May 1st

Join us at the Red Hawk Golf Club on Sunday, May 1st, for a fun run with loads of other...
Dog wash on April 17th

Dog wash on April 17th

Bring us your dirty dogs on Sunday, April 17th, at the Better Life Pet Foods on Telshor to get a...
Spring a Pet Adoption Promotion

Spring a Pet Adoption Promotion

Our Spring a Pet adoption promotion is in full swing!  Adopt any APA animal for just $20 until the end...
Low-cost vaccination clinic Sunday, April 10th

Low-cost vaccination clinic Sunday, April 10th

Low-cost dog and cat vaccination clinic at PetSmart, by Old Navy, on Sunday, April 10th, from 11 a.m. to 3...
Kitty Glitter – Huge Jewelry Sale March 11th and 12th

Kitty Glitter – Huge Jewelry Sale March 11th and 12th

Kitty Glitter will help raise funds for the Save-a-Kitten Project and The Big Kitty Fix APA takes in hundreds of...
Go Solar & Help APA get $1000

Go Solar & Help APA get $1000

Thinking of going solar in the next couple of months? Contact Positive Energy Solar from now thru April 30th and...
Spiking it for APA on March 12th

Spiking it for APA on March 12th

Fundraiser to help APA save more shelter animals! GRASS VOLLEY BALL TOURNAMENT March 12, 2016 at Young Park Registration:  8...