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Online auction helps APA with its mission of saving dogs and cats


ACTion Programs for Animals (APA) is continuing its online auctions to benefit the nonprofit animal rescue organization.

“We have 250 items and counting on this holiday auction, with the first block dedicated to some Christmas items,” said Cassandra Lockwood, manager at Second Chance Thrift Store, which is teaming up with Mesilla Valley Estate Sales for two auction blocks: Nov. 24-Dec. 1 and Dec. 1-8.

Anyone interested in bidding on items in either or both blocks can visit https://nmestateauctions.com/.

All proceeds from the auction will benefit APA, which 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, APA said in a news release.

APA Executive Director Michel Meunier said all earnings from the Second Chance Thrift Store directly benefit ACTion Programs for Animals.

“Second Chance Thrift Store’s success helps APA save more at-risk cats and dogs from the municipal shelter and community,” said Meunier, who also oversees the Second Chance Thrift Store. “We are proud of the success the store has had in its short time of existence in Las Cruces, amidst a pandemic, no less.”

For questions about the auction, call the APA Second Chance Thrift Store at 575-888-4882.

Visit www.mvestatesales.com.

The APA Second Chance Thrift Store is located at 2475 N. Main St. and is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

The APA adoption center is located at 537 N. Solano Drive. Hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, or by appointment. For questions about adoptions, leave a message at 575-571-4654, email mail@apalascruces.org and visit apalascruces.org.

Since May 2012, APA has rescued more than 5,000 animals. 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.