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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 2550 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

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Recent News and Success Stories

Last vaccination clinic of the year – Dec. 17th

Last vaccination clinic of the year – Dec. 17th

Our last low-cost vaccination clinic of the year is Dec 17th at Mesilla Valle Pet Resort from 9 a.m. to...
Home 4 the Holidays adoption promotion now thru Jan 1st

Home 4 the Holidays adoption promotion now thru Jan 1st

It's that time of year again! Our Home 4 the Holidays adoption special runs Oct 29th thru Jan 1st Adopt...
Restaurants for Rescues Nov 9th at Texas Roadhouse

Restaurants for Rescues Nov 9th at Texas Roadhouse

Bring in this flyer on Nov 9th from 4 to 10 p.m. at the Las Cruces Texas Roadhouse to help...
7th Annual Cruisin’ for Critters

7th Annual Cruisin’ for Critters

Join us for the 7th annual Cruisin' for Critters! Saturday, October 8th, on National Motorcycle Day Registration from 10:30 to 11:30...
Pizza Fest and 5th Annual Pits for Peace!

Pizza Fest and 5th Annual Pits for Peace!

Join us for our Pizza Fest and 5th Annual Pits for Peace! Celebrating Pit Bull Awareness Month and the loving,...
4th Annual Bow Wow Swim Luau Aug 20th at Desert Hills Pool

4th Annual Bow Wow Swim Luau Aug 20th at Desert Hills Pool

Join us for the 4th annual swim party you can bring your dog(s) to! The 4th Annual Bow Wow Swum...
Last month of summer adoption promos!

Last month of summer adoption promos!

For the entire month of August, adopt any wonderful APA animal for just $20! The only exception is puppies under...
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Caliche’s Restaurants for Rescues on October 8th

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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

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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...