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APA moves to new, larger facility


ACTion Programs for Animals adoption center is moving to 537 N. Solano Drive, the former Solano Animal Clinic. The adoption center will open at the new location Tuesday, Nov. 17. The APA adoption center was previously located at 800 W. Picacho.

APA Executive Director Michel Meunier said the larger facility was much needed in order to rescue more animals.

“After years of tireless work from a very small facility, we are making the move to a larger building with the hopes of being able to rescue more animals from the municipal shelter,” Meunier said. “The new building will allow for new, bigger dog kennels to rescue larger dogs, as well as feline rooms with outdoor ‘catios,’ which are cat patios. We also plan to create a space to engage with the public and for humans and pets to fall in love. Our staff and volunteers have been working hard painting, cleaning and setting up the new kennels. This move into a new and improved building was made possible by a generous bequest from a former dog adopter.”

Details regarding a virtual grand opening in December will be announced soon, Meunier said.

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 (ASCMV).

Since May 2012, more than 4,800 animals have been rescued. The majority have been dogs and cats/kittens pulled from the ASCMV. APA’s work is made possible through volunteer work of rescue/foster coordinators, foster families, weekend adoptions and donations. 

New hours for adoptions will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays or by appointment. Pet food bank hours will be 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays. APA also has a new website: www.apaplascruces.org. The APA phone number will remain the same: 575-571-4654.

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