Thanks to the Petco Foundation for the generous $4000 grant we just received for our Save-a-Kitten project in November 2013. The more than 200 kittens we have saved since April--most from our municipal shelter-- are also grateful!
This monthly magazine and online resource is a great help to many local animal-welfare organizations. They help us with event promotions, flyers, ads in American Classifieds, and so much more. We appreciate their assistance!
Beckham was adopted from us a second time as an older kitten. Here's what he had to say recently when he and his new mom sent us a donation:
"Hi APA. It's Beckham's "Foster" Birthday and we're making donations to animal organizations on his behalf (while he grumbles). Thank you for all APA does and continues to do. I really appreciate it and hope all of Las Cruces will soon do the same. Carry on & let's save the animals!"
Andrea Sparkevicius & Beckham the Cruces Cat
Jolene (left) and Braily (right) Peabody vistied with us at PETCO on June 30th with pet food and item donations collected at Jolene's 7th birthday party. Jolene decided that she is very blessed and didn't need to ask for more. Her mom and dad held a party to celebrate her birthday, but Jolene had a special request for her guests. After being told by her mom what we dofor the pets of Dona Ana who have yet to find a home, and being the animal lover that she is, she decided this year instead of gifts, she would ask her friends and family to bring items that she could donate to APA.
The Wellspring Church donated $650 to our organization as part of their quarterly giving, which they divide up among three chosen non-profits. We are honored they think highly of what we are doing to save the lives of sheltered animals in our community.
All our community Wal-Marts
The new Wal-Mart has not even opened their doors, but they already donated a big load of food to us in May 2013. We appreciate their support!
And we still get donations of pet food and other pet supplies from the other two locations as well. Without Wal-Mart's continued food donations, our pet food bank would not be able to help as many families that we do each week.
The sanctuary shares pet food donations with us for our pet food bank. We are very grateful to them for sharing what they can't use with the needy families of our area.
Local bands Captain Jookie,
CS Truckin, and Matt Morgan
These three, wonderful local talents put on a Music Jam for the Animals for us at Hurricane Alley on April 5, 2013. Between the door cover charge donated to us and the donation jar, we received $700 in funds from their efforts and generosity. Thanks to the for their support and for that of Hurricane Alley as well!
Groomers who support our efforts
The nice ladies at A Dayley Grooming, which is across the street from our pet food bank, often support us with pet food donations as well as free grooming for our rescued dogs and reduced fee certificates for our pet food bank clients. Thanks to them for all their support; they are located at 904 Pinon St Las Cruces, (575) 652-4593.
We also thank Central Bark for their support. They offer two free grooms per month to pet food bank clients as well as free grooming for our rescued dogs. They are located at 415 S. Valley, (575) 202-8597.
This top-notch humane society specializes in saving dogs across the country who would otherwise be killed in shelters. They accepted our long-term Second Chance Dog, Ashley, who had been with us more than a year and not adopted due to her poor behavior at our offsite adoptions. The humane society uses doggy play groups to help rehabiliate their issues so they can finally find a home.
Veternarians who support DAPA!
We are very grateful to the area veterinarians and clinics who support our efforts to save as many shelter lives as possible. Our board member and retired veterinarian, Laura Henckel, is especially generous with her time and the discounts and donations of services she provides. When we have to use local clinics for things Dr. Henckel cannot provide, we get assistance from the Animal Hopsital of Las Cruces, Arroyo Veterinary Clinic, and Calista Animal Hospital.
Animal Haven Lodge & Salon
Steve and Margaret Smelser, the owners of this business, are very generous in their support of our DAPA! Campaign and of our rescue efforts in general. Each time we pull dogs from the municipal shelter, they are there to help us clean them up and get them ready for offsite adoptions. Margaret also helps us work with and train our Second Chance Dogs who need a little extra help along the way. We very much appreciate their support!
Banfield Charitable Trust
The Banfield Charitable Trust foundation awarded ACTion Programs for Animals (APA) with a $5000 grant toward the organization's pet food bank and vet care assistance programs. Half the funds are for the pet food bank program's rented space, and the other half will go toward direct vet care assistance for pet food bank clients and other indigent people needing help for their sick animals as well as free vaccination/wellness clinics to be provided in 2013.
Look for these digital billboards running in November 2013; thanks, Newman!
Vicki is a pet food bank volunteer and dog foster mom for our organization; she does plenty for us already! But, she also hosted a fundraiser on Sept 14th at her home, and we appreciate all her efforts to help us on so many fronts. Thanks to her and the other vendors who were at her house helping to raise funds for our animals.
We appreciate Candace spending her time and energy and talents in taking beautiful pictures of our adoptable dogs and cats and uploading them to our database system. It makes a world of difference for them!
Thanks to the ASPCA for their $5000 grant awared to our Dona Ana Pets Alive! campaign to save animals from our municipal shelter. This grant makes it possible for us to run adoption promotions to boost adoptions and save more lives. Our goal this year was to have at least a 20% increase in our rescue numbers, and so far for the first part of this year incomparison to the last six months of last year, we are at a 60% increase.
This group sent us a generous donation in May 2013 in support of our lifesaving efforts. We sincererly appreciate their support.
Best Friends Animal Society
Thanks to Best Friends Animal Society, PetSmart Charities for their $5000 grant awared to our Dona Ana Pets Alive! effort in May 2013 to save animals from our municipal shelter. This grant makes it possible for us to run adoption promotions such as our current one throughout the year to increase our adoptions and lifesaving capabilities. Our goal this year was to have at least a 20% increase in our rescue numbers, and so far for the first part of this year incomparison to the last six months of last year, we are at a 60% increase.
Our fosters/volunteers make it possible; thank you!
Thank you to the Petco Foundation for the generous $5000 grant we just received for our Dona Ana Pets Alive! No Kill campaign in March 2013. The hundreds of sheltered animals we will be able to save because of this generosity thank you, too!
Becky threw a birthday party on our behalf inJan 2013 and asked for donations to the DAPA! campaign in lieu of gifts. I doing so, she raised nearly $500 for our lifesaving programs, and we can't thank her enough for her generosity.
Las Cruces Labyrinth Walkers
This is the first local group that has held an organized pet food drive event on our progrogram's behalf, and we appreciate their support and assistance. They helped us raise more than $150 in monetary donations as well as more than 400 pounds of pet food.
Local PETCO Store
We are at PETCO every Sunday with our adoptable dogs and cats from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come see us there! The local PETCO also hosts the biggest pet food bank donation bin in the city, and their are our main suppliers for canned dog/cat food.
Ben's Pet Pantry in El Paso
Our pet food bank counterpart in El Paso is working with us on sharing resources and ideas, etc. We appreciate their partnership.
This talented, local graphic artist designed our DAPA! logo and a new tri-foll brocure and our foster recruitment flyers.