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Pet Food Drive
Help feed Marvin, the 4mo. old abandoned starving puppy and other animals like him in our community.
All pet food donations benefit ACTion Programs for Animals. Bring unopened can or bag of dog/cat food to American Classifieds (580 S. Valley, Las Cruces) Click on flyer for larger view
Running for Cats and Dogs 2014
ASCMV Benefit Run, Paws for a Cause.
Bring your own leashed dog to run or walk with you; or sponsor a shelter dog to run or walk with you for a small donation.
Sign in begins at 7:15am at the Dona Ana County Building North Lawn. Walkers begin at 8:15am; runners begin at 8:30am. Mostly single track flat 5k run with a mixture of asphalt approximately ¼ mile, rock, hard packed dirt along the drainage ditch and some gravel. There will be 2 water station on the course, one at mile 1.5 (turn around) and another at about 2.2 mile mark. This is a timed competitive event. Click here to register
ASCMV: Pet Adoption Events
The Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley will facilitate dog, cat, puppy and kitten adoptions this Saturday, March 8th. In addition to adoptions from the shelter site, adoptions also will take place at off-site pet adoption events.
Adoptions will take place from:
- 8:30am-1pm at the Farmer’s Market in downtown Las Cruces. Dogs available for adoption will be located at the north end of the mall. Cats can be adopted from the offices of the Center for Spiritual Living at the north end of the mall, across from the site where the dog adoptions take place.
- 10am-3pm, adoptions also will be facilitated at PetCo, 3050 E. Lohman, also in Las Cruces.
Adoption fees are $75 for dogs/ puppies and $50 for cats/kittens. The fee includes the first set of vaccinations, spay/neuter and microchip.
At the PetCo event, microchipping for pets that already have homes will be available to the public for $20, and city pet licenses will be available to neutered pets for $5 each. Licenses for unneutered pets are $25 each. Proof of spay/neuter is required before a $5 license will be issued. Pet owners also must bring current proof of rabies vaccination for each animal to be licensed.
Daily cat adoptions are available at both PetCo, 3050 E. Lohman, and Pet’s Barn, 1600 S. Valley Dr., both in Las Cruces.
The Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley also offers low-cost spay/neuter operations at the rate of $35 for dogs and $25 for cats. Appointments can be scheduled by calling the shelter offices.
For further information, call the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley at (575) 382-0018, or visit the website at www.ascmv.org. People who are hearing-impaired can call (575) 541-2182. Shelter hours are noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
You can also visit the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley’s Facebook page for information about the Pet of the Week and other services and news items. The facility is in need of donations of dog crates, towels, blankets and long-strand shredded paper. Volunteers
2nd Annual Rummage Extravaganza
ACTion Programs for Animals (APA) is seeking donations for their 2nd Annual "Name Your Own Price" Rummage Sale Extravaganza on Saturday, March 29th, at the VFW Post 3242, 2001 N. Mesquite, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The group is accepting all donations except clothing. Donations can be dropped off at a storage location by appointment or picked up by volunteers. Donors can also bring their donations on March 28th, the Friday before the event, to the VFW location anytime between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Proceeds from the event will benefit APA's Dona Ana Pets Alive! (DAPA!) campaign, which rescues dogs and cats from the municipal shelter as well as former abuse-case animals. The event will also feature a pet adoption as well as enchilada plates and drinks, popcorn and baked goods. People will be able to name their own price for items they wish to purchase and a suggested donation amount for animals they wish to adopt. The only exceptions to the "name your pricde" deal will be large rummage sale items, such as furniture, which will be priced, and puppies/kittens under 6 months of age, which the organization will seek their normal adoption fee of $50 for kittens and $75 for puppies. (Click on image for flyer)
Cat Adoptions at Local Retail Locations
Daily cat adoptions are available at both PetCo, 3050 E. Lohman, and Pet’s Barn, 1600 S. Valley Dr., both in Las Cruces by the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley (ASCMV). For further information, call the ASCMV at (575) 382-0018, or visit the website at www.ascmv.org.
There are also daily cat adoptions available at PetSmart, 2200 E. Lohman by Humane Society of Southern New Mexico (HSSNM). For further information contact Evelyn at (575) 650-6746, or visit the website at www.hssnm.org
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Doggie Fashion Show & Adoption Event
1st Annual Doggie Fashion Show & Adoption "Red Carpet Event
This “Red Carpet” Occasion will be held on Saturday, April 12 at Pet’s Barn (1600 S. Valley Dr, Las Cruces).
There will be a silent auction starting at 10am. Fashion show starts at noon. Raffle drawings will be held at 2pm and pictures with Doggie Easter Bunny from 11am-1pm.
Adoptable Dogs (large & small breed and puppies) will be there looking for their forever home. All proceeds benefit Cherish K-9 All Breed Rescue. LEASHED WELL BEHAVED DOGS WELCOME! Click on image for larger view
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