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ACTion Programs for Animals announces program re-openings


Action Program for Animals is opening its facilities and programs after the COVID shutdown, but capacity at each facility will be reduced, and masks will be required at all times, worn by all people.

APA Adoption Center:

Located at 800 W. Picacho, the APA adoption center is running at 25 percent capacity, and masks are required. Hours of operation are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Adoptions are available by appointment outside of normal operating hours. Call 575-571-4654 to arrange an appointment.

APA Second Chance Thrift Store:

Located at 2475 N. Main, next to Shamrock Foodservice Warehouse, the APA Second Chance Thrift Store is running at 25 percent capacity, and masks are required. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

APA Pet Food Bank:

The APA pet food bank will resume operations Tuesday, June 2. Held at the adoption center at 800 W. Picacho, the pet food bank will operate Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Masks are required.

About ACTion Programs for Animals:

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 Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley.

Since May 2012, more than 4,500 animals have been rescued. The majority of these have been dogs and cats/kittens pulled from the ASCMV through volunteer work of rescue/foster coordinators, foster families, weekend adoptions and donations. 

For more information about APA, email mail@apalascruces.org, call 575-644-0505 or visit www.actionprogramsforanimals.org.