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Thursday, April 24, 11pm-9pm

Mention the Humane Society of Southern New Mexico with your purchase at Red Brick Pizza, Las Cruces, between 11am-9pm (eat-in or take-out) and 15% of sales will be donated to HSSNM. Enjoy pizza and other good food while helping animals in need!  Click on flyer for more information.

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.


Saturday, April 26th from 10am-1:30pm at NMSU

This Mutt Show will be held at NMSU at the corner of Jordan and University, in the grassy area of the dorms behind Barnes and Noble.  Sponsors: The College of Agricultural, Consumer, Environmental Sciences in partner with the Animal Science Department. 

Registration as non-vending participant encouraged anytime between March 20 and April 25; payment due at time of registration. $5.00 per participant entry; $20.oo unlimited participation.  Day of registration only available until 12:00 (NOON)

Canine Participants and canine visitors must be 1 yr and older, fully vaccinated, and on a leash with owner the duration of the show **PLEASE NO CATS, OR PUPPIES FOR SAFETY OF PARTICIPANTS AND THEIR OWNERS**

Show time begins 10am- last show 1pm.  Adoptions of canines onsite

Educational booths from a variety of local animal based businesses; including local law enforcement , and a variety of other agility training, and dog obedience demonstrations and educational booths.

Silent raffles throughout the day.

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Thursday, May 1st from 5:30pm-8pm at Andele's Dog House

A people and pet social at Andele's Dog House (1983 Calle del Norte in Mesilla).  Well-behaved, leashed dogs welcome.  $5 admission helps the animals.  Musician Philip Alvarez will headline this event.  Dress up your pet (optional).  Ribbons awarded.  Door pirzes and raflles.

More information call 575-522-2529.  Click on image for larger view


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Thursday, May 3rd from 8am to 7pm at Horse N' Hound

Dog Days at Horse N Hound (991 W. Amador, Las Cruces).  There will be a dog wash from 10am to 2pm ($10), Spot on flea and tick treatment ($5).  First 100 participants will receive a free bag of dog food.  Dog adoption, discounts on dog food, treats and accessories.  Also don't forget Mother's Day with Horse N Hounds Presale, 10% off jewelry, 15% off picture frames and 20% off purses. Click on image for larger view

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Thursday, May 3rd from 9am to 11am7pm at The Feed Store

ACTion Programs for Animals (APA) is holding a low-cost dog & cat vaccination clinic on Saturday, May 3rd, from 9 to 11 a.m. at The Feed Store, 5165 Dona Ana Road, Las Cruces, NM.  Rabies vaccines will be $8, dog combo (DAPP) vaccines will be $12, cat combo (FVRCP) vaccines will be $10, and mircochips will be $10.

For more information, contact APA at 575-644-0505, or visit the organization online at www.actionprogramsforanimals.org or Check us out on Facebook.Click on image for larger view

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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! 
Register online: animalvillagenm.com/events.aspxy

Register Now! Low-Cost Spay & Neuter Event

Sponsored by: Coalition for Pets and People

Monday, April  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.

ASCMV:  Pet Adoption Events

The Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley will facilitate dog, cat, puppy and kitten adoptions this Saturday, April 26. 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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