ACTion Programs for Animals awarded $15,000 from the Carroll Petrie Foundation for its P.A.W.S. training program

LAS CRUCES – The Carroll Petrie Foundation awarded $15,000 to ACTion Programs for Animals (APA) to support its Prisoners and Animals Working Toward Success (P.A.W.S.) training program.
APA Executive Director Michel Meunier said the animal rescue organization will be able to continue this beneficial program thanks to the grant from the Carroll Petrie Foundation.
“The P.A.W.S. program is a win-win, as it benefits the prisoners, while resulting in well-trained dogs,” said Meunier. “APA is appreciative of the Carroll Petrie Foundation’s generous grant that will ensure future success of this program.”

APA took over administration of the P.A.W.S. prison program in 2016 in partnership with the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility. Inmates train shelter dogs in basic obedience and potty training to ready them for their forever homes. APA has sent hundreds of dogs to this program for rehabilitation and training, Animal adopters often specifically request dogs that are graduates of this program. APA is able to save many more dogs from the shelter, especially larger ones, because of this successful program.
Find your next dog or cat at APA’s adoption center, located at 537 N. Solano Dr. Hours of operation are

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. or by appointment.

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