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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 2100 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

Find “The One” for you this Valentine’s season

Find “The One” for you this Valentine’s season

From Feb 1st thru the 14th, adopt any APA animal for the low fee of $14. APA Adoption and Education...
Thanks to the Petco Foundation

Thanks to the Petco Foundation

We are thrilled to be recognized by the Petco Foundation for our lifesaving work. We were awarded a $10K grant,...
Thanks to Bissell for their partnership

Thanks to Bissell for their partnership

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Support APA via CFC

Support APA via CFC

APA is now an approved, listed charity in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC).  If you are a federal employee, you...
APA is a Proud Partner of Pets for Patriots

APA is a Proud Partner of Pets for Patriots

If you are active or retired military and looking to add a dog or cat to your family, first visit...
Home 4 the Holidays Adoption Promotion

Home 4 the Holidays Adoption Promotion

From Nov 1st thru Jan 4th, adopt a rescue cat or dog from APA for the low fee of $25!...
4th Annual PITS for Peace is Oct. 31st

4th Annual PITS for Peace is Oct. 31st

Our 4th Annual PITS for Peace Fest is Oct 31st at Pioneer Park from 2 to 6 p.m. Join us...
Fall in Love this October

Fall in Love this October

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Ladies of Harley Shiney Hawgs & Dogs on Oct 24th

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Dog Wash – last of the year on Oct 11th!

Dog Wash – last of the year on Oct 11th!

Our final dog wash of the year will be on Sunday, October 11th, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at...
Fall APA raffle – like new cat tree!

Fall APA raffle – like new cat tree!

This donated 5-ft cat tree is very lightly used.  It was donated to us by Rhea Lana's, a Children's Consignment Event...
APA dog’s treatment sponsored by ISF

APA dog’s treatment sponsored by ISF

The Ian Somerhalder Foundation sponsored the heartworm treatment of one of our shelter rescue dogs named Ruby.  She has since...