ACTion Programs for Animals offers free feline adoptions in September Non-profit animal rescue celebrates 10-year anniversary this month

September 20, 2019 Carlos Arreola

Las Cruces, New Mexico – If you’d like to add a feline family member to your home, now is the time. ACTion Programs for Animals is offering free feline adoptions to qualifying applicants until the end of September.APA Executive Director Michel Meunier said the non-profit rescue is inundated with kittens and needs to get them into good homes.
“We have over 20 kittens in our kitten room at this time, as well as over 30 kittens waiting to come in from foster homes,” said Meunier. “We have put a freeze on pulling kittens from the municipal shelter until we can get the majority of these placed in homes.”

You may visit and meet adoptable animals at APA’s adoption center, located at 800 W. Picacho, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and by appointment.
September also marks APA’s 10-year anniversary. In 2009, Meunier started a pet food bank out of a storage unit in Las Cruces. That was the start of APA’s efforts for the community to reach a No Kill status, which means the community saves more than 90% of the animals that end up at the municipal shelter. Since 2012, APA has rescued more than 4,300 animals. As of 2019, the municipal shelter’s save rate is above 80%.
Meunier said the 4,300 mark of APA’s rescued animals cannot have been achieved without volunteers and donors. She hopes the 10-year anniversary will remind the public that donations continue to be a necessity for the non-profit’s rescue efforts.
“We’ll be celebrating our 10-year anniversary starting Sept. 22 with a big online pledge drive on our Facebook page (@APALasCruces) and our website (www.actionprogramsforanimals.org),” said Meunier. “The pledge drive will run for a month, and donors-of-the-week will be chosen to receive raffle baskets and other prizes.”
For more information about the free feline adoptions or about the 10-year anniversary pledge drive, please text 575-644-0505, call 575-571-4654 or email mail@apalascruces.org.

About ACTion Programs for Animals

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 municipal shelter. Since May 2012, more than 4,300 animals have been rescued. The majority of these have been dogs and cats/kittens pulled from our municipal shelter. They are able to do this through volunteer work of rescue/foster coordinators, foster families, weekend adoptions, and donations.  For more information about APA, email mail@apalascruces.org, call 575-644-0505 or visit www.actionprogramsforanimals.org.

-APA-

Photo attached: Cat_Prada.jpg

Cutline: Prada is one of many kittens available for adoption at ACTion Programs for Animals. APA is offering free feline adoptions through the end of September. (Photo courtesy ACTion Programs for Animals)

Attached JPEG: September Free Feline Adoptions flyer

Attached PNG: APA Anniversary flyer

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