APA: 2017 and onward!

We've saved nearly 3000 lives. Help us save more.

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$12,791 towards $20,000

Saving lives and keeping families together with their pets: striving to achieve no-kill status.

Since May 2012, we have rescued more than 3000 animals. Our Pet Food Bank has distributed over 800,000 pounds of food. Our volunteers and fosters have logged tens of thousands of hours caring for animals and supporting pet families in Dona Ana County.

Thank you for your support.

Our mission is to help Dona Ana County reach our No Kill goal to eliminate the unnecessary killing of companion animals via progressive & friendly animal-welfare programs and services. Our vision is that our efforts will help transform our community to improve the quality of life for companion animals and greatly reduce the number of abandoned and homeless animals impounded and killed at our municipal shelter.

We provide services and support to existing pet guardians who are suffering financial hardship via our pet food bank program. We also assist our clients with spay/neuter and veterinary care when funding allows.

We run a Second Chance Dogs & Cats program, which takes in former abuse-case animals, many of which are pit bull-type dogs, and helps find these dogs homes vs. the alternative—going to the municipal shelter to be automatically put down. APA recognizes many of these dogs need extra support to acclimate to life in a new home, so post-adoption training and support is provided to families willing to give these special dogs a home where they will never have to suffer neglect or abuse again.

Lastly, in 2012, we started our DAPA! Campaign, which is an effort to pull as many at-risk dogs and cats from the municipal shelter, put them into foster homes, and then find them new homes. This program started in May of that year, and to date, we have rescued more than 3000 animals and hope to grow that number significantly each year until the day our community can reach a No Kill status (where we save more than 90% of all the animals that end up at our municipal shelter). We are located in Las Cruces, NM, but our services are offered to all those in Dona Ana County.