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Animal Services Center has reduced adoption fees for pets


The Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley (ASCMV) is partnering with Best Friends Animal Society (BFAS), a leading animal welfare organization working to make every shelter and every community no-kill by 2025, for the sixth National Adoption Weekend, Friday, Sept. 15-Sunday, Sept. 17.

According to a press release from the City of Las Cruces, no-kill means saving every dog or cat in a shelter who can be saved. A key component of achieving no-kill is collaborative partnerships like National Adoption Weekend to help get animals adopted and save more lives.

“We have been frequent participants in previous Best Friends National Adoption Weekends, and we’ve seen some significant adoption turnout because of them,” said ASCMV Adoption and Rescue Coordinator Amy DeFelix. “During this event, all adoptions will be only $50. We’re hoping that the reduced fees encourage high adopter turnout and that we increase our adoption rate this weekend. We have a huge need for adopters for all our dogs, both big and small, as well as adult cats.”

ASCMV is open for adoption walk-throughs noon-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and noon-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. All adoptable animal profiles can be viewed online at www.ASCMVadopt.org.

The adoption fee includes microchip, vaccination, and spay or neuter.

BFAS and more than 500 shelter and rescue partners have joined for the national event to help alleviate overcapacity issues shelters across the United States are facing. By adopting a dog or cat looking for a loving home, potentially two lives are saved – the adopted pet, and another pet that can take their space in the shelter.

Individuals can help save lives by choosing to adopt a pet from local shelters or rescue groups like the ASCMV, instead of purchasing from a breeder or store.

For information, visit www.ASCMV.org or follow ASCMV on Facebook, Instagram (@animalservicescenter), and TikTok (@ascmesillavalley). Also visit bestfriends.org.