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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.

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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Sponsored by: Coalition for Pets and People

Monday, April 14th & 28th, held in the Las Cruces area. (Dona Ana County residents only please.)

25.00 copay is required unless qualified "low income" and vaccinations are $9 each and microchips are $7.

You must register for appointment by calling 575-386-9212 between 8AM and 4PM Monday thru Friday. (Location for events will be given at time of registration.)

Please support our members efforts to save animals' lives in Dona Ana County. Be a responsible pet guardian and Spay/Neuter your pets.Don't wait. Events are filling quickly.

These events are being offered through a grant from the County of Dona Ana.

yappyYappy Hour

Wednesday, April 16 6pm-8m

Yappy Hour at St. Clair Winery & Bistro (1720 Avenido de Mesilla), Wednesday April 16 from 6pm-8pm.   Please bring your well-behaved pups on a leash and enter them in the Easter Costume Contest.  There will be treats, door prizes, games and much more fun!

Benefits DACHS and SNAP.  (Click on image for larger view).

Project Save-a-Kitten Spring Fling

Friday, April 25, 5pm-7pm

MVS Studios (535 N. Main St., Las Cruces) on Friday, April 25th from 5pm-7pm.  There will be a silent auction, art, entertainment, food, drink, music and FUN!

Kitten Season Is Here! Help meet Protect Save a Kitten goal of saving 300+ kittens in 2014.  Project Save a Kitten is a project of the Community Coalition for Pets and People.

wineing4th Annual WINEing for the Animals

Thursday, May 8, 5:30pm-8pm
Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary's 4th Annual WINEing for the Animals at Amaro Winery (402 S. Melendres, Las Cruces). There will be a silent auction and a raffle.  Every ticket comes with complimentary hors d'oeuvres, a glass of wine, and live music by Tuco John!  Tickets are $25 ($45 couple).

Tickets can be purchased at Amaro Winery, SHAS Thrift Store, or online via PayPal at www.shaspets.com.  Must indicated "Amaro Event" when purchasing online.  Additional information 575-522-1044. (Click on image for larger view)

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Friday, May 9 6pm-10pm

Animal Village NM Paws & Purrs Gala at Tulie Cafe in Tularosa.  Cocktail Attire, Silent Auction, Plated Dinner with Wine, Cash Bar, Hunks and Hounds bachelor auction. After dinner dancing. $45 per person, space is limited! 

ASCMV: Two Day Pet Adoption Events

The Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley will facilitate dog, cat, puppy and kitten adoptions this Saturday, April 12. In addition to adoptions from the shelter site, adoptions also will take place at off-site pet adoption events.

Adoptions will take place:
  • Saturday  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.
  • Saturday from 10am-3pm at PetCo, 3050 E. Lohman, 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 also are needed to assist with animal care and socializing.

Annual Mutt Show

Save the date, Saturday, April 26th from 10am-2pm at the Rhodes Garret, Hamiel Dorm courtyard on the NMSU campus.  This is located on the corner of Jordan and University, just east of the university Barnes & Noble bookstore.

More details to come!  For further information, call the ASCMV at (575) 382-0018, or visit the website at www.ascmv.org.

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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