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Special time for pet adoption


If you’re searching for a furry friend to join your family, this holiday season is the perfect time to adopt a dog or cat from ACTion Programs for Animals (APA). The nonprofit animal rescue is offering its 2023 Home for the Holidays Adoption Special now through Tuesday, Jan. 2. Animals at APA’s Adoption Center, 537 N. Solano Drive., may be adopted for half price during this period.

APA’s Adoption Center is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, or appointments may be scheduled at 575-571-4654. APA has many cats, kittens, and trained dogs from its P.A.W.S. (Prisoners and Animals Working Toward Success) program available for adoption. Check out all of APA’s adoptable animals at www.apalascruces.org.

“The holiday season is a great time to bring home a new furry family member, because people have more time at home before getting back to work after the new year,” said APA Executive Director Michel Meunier. “We also offer a sleepover program so people can take an animal home for a week or two before making their final adoption decision.”

APA is also holding a monthly donor campaign through the end of the year. The goal is to reach 1,000 monthly, sustaining supporters by the end of the year. APA currently has 107.

“Monthly donors are very important, because the more people who donate what they are able to monthly – whether it’s $5 or $50 – the greater our chances are for having a reliable, steady income, which helps with our planning,” Meunier said. “It is also a very affordable way for our community to support our lifesaving work.”

The primary reason for the donor campaign is to increase revenues so they outweigh expenses.

“Everything in 2023 increased in price – from vet care to food and supplies – but, unfortunately, our donations did not increase,” Meunier said. “We honestly need our community’s support to build our revenues back up.”

There are three ways to donate:

For more information, email mail@apalascruces.org, call 575-571-4654 or visit apalascruces.org