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ACTion Programs for Animals offers half-off adoption special in April


ACTion Programs for Animals (APA) is offering its “Spring-a-Pet” adoption special the entire month of April. Adoptions are offered at a 50% discount, excluding small-breed dogs.

APA Executive Director Michel Meunier said the non-profit animal rescue’s adoption specials help incentivize finding homes for some great animals.

“Adoptions have been slow lately, especially for our large dogs and adult cats,” said Meunier. “When you spring a pet from us, it opens up a spot for APA to pull the next at-risk shelter animal. It’s a win-win for all of us, including the animals!”

Meunier said many of the adoptable dogs are trained at APA’s Prisoners and Animals Working Toward Success (P.A.W.S.) training program. APA has been administering the P.A.W.S. program since 2016 and does so in partnership with the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility. APA has sent hundreds of dogs to this program for rehabilitation and training. Inmates train shelter dogs in basic obedience and potty training to ready them for their forever homes. Animal adopters often specifically request dogs that are graduates of this program.

Find your next dog or cat at APA’s adoption center, located at 537 N. Solano Dr. Hours of operation are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. or by appointment.

Questions? Please leave a message at 575-571-4654, text 575-644-0505, email mail@apalascruces.org or visit apalascruces.org.

About ACTion Programs for Animals

APA is a progressive animal welfare organization seeking to improve the quality of life for companion animals in Doña Ana County and greatly reduce the number of unwanted animals impounded and euthanized at the municipal shelter. Since May 2012, more than 5,300 animals have been rescued. The majority of these have been dogs and cats/kittens pulled from the municipal shelter. APA is able to do this through volunteer work of rescue/foster coordinators, foster families, weekend adoptions and donations. For more information about APA, email mail@apalascruces.org, call 575-571-4654 or visit www.apalascruces.org.