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Bring home a furry friend for the holidays with half-off adoptions


If you’re looking for that perfect furry friend to join your family, don’t miss out on ACTion Programs for Animals’ (APA) Home for the Holidays adoption special, which begins Thursday, Nov. 25, and continues through Jan. 1.

With the exception of small dogs, all adoptions are 50 percent off during that time.

 To meet adoptable animals, visit the APA adoption center, 537 N. Solano Drive, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday, or call 575-571-4654 to schedule an appointment. (The adoption center will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.)

Adoptable animals may also be viewed online at apalascruces.org.

“We look forward to the holidays and our Home for the Holidays campaign each year,” said APA Executive Director Michel Meunier. “The holiday season is a great time to bring a new furry family member home.”

Nora Insurriaga, manager of the APA adoption center, said there are many animals waiting for a home.

“Not only do we have numerous kittens available, we also have great dogs who were trained at our Prisoners and Animals Working Toward Success (P.A.W.S.) program waiting for a home,” said Insurriaga. “Come visit us during our Home for the Holidays special to take advantage of the half-off adoption fee.”

Online holiday auction

APA’s Second Chance Thrift Store will host an online auction in partnership with Mesilla Valley Estate sales in two blocks: Nov. 24 to Dec. 1 and Dec. 1 to 8.

Each auction block will feature 125 items, including jewelry, artwork and a wide range of holiday gifts. The minimum bid will be 99 cents.

For a link to the auction, visit nmestateauctions.com. For more information about APA, visit apalascruces.org/second-chance-thrift-store.

For questions about the auction, call the thrift store at 575-888-4882.

Second Chance Thrift Store, 2475 N. Main St., is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and welcomes donations.

About APA

APA administers the P.A.W.S. program in partnership with the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility, where inmates train shelter dogs in basic obedience and potty training to ready them for their forever homes.

APA needs cash donations to pay vet bills year-round, Meunier said. To donate, call 575-571-4654, text 575-644-0505 or email mail@apalascruces.org. To donate online, visit www.apalascruces.org and click on “DONATE.”

For more information, leave a message at 575-571-4654, text or email mail@apalascruces.org.