ACTion Programs for Animals offers low-cost vaccination, microchip clinic April 23

Free vaccines offered on behalf of Petco Love


LAS CRUCES – ACTion Programs for Animals (APA) is hosting a low-cost microchip and vaccination clinic Saturday, April 23 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the APA adoption center, located at 537 N. Solano Dr.
APA will provide free Distemper, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza and Parvo (DAPP) vaccinations and free Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus and Panleukope (FVRCP) vaccinations for Doña Ana County-area pets. The free vaccines are made possible through Petco Love’s national vaccination initiative, which is providing one million free pet vaccines to its existing animal welfare partners, including APA, for family pets in need.
Pre-registration is not required. The free vaccines will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Any remaining vaccines will be distributed at subsequent clinics. Rabies vaccines, Bordetella vaccines and microchips will be offered at $15 each. APA is the only local low-cost clinic that offers 3-year rabies doses when appropriate.
“Thanks to Petco Love’s national vaccination initiative, APA continues to be able to offer free vaccines for pet owners in our community,” said Michel Meunier, APA Executive Director. “We encourage pet owners to get their animals vaccinated to prevent diseases, and our Saturday morning clinic is the perfect opportunity to do so.”
APA is only able to serve well-behaved dogs on leashes and cats in carriers. Anyone bringing their pet to the clinic should line up in their car, and they will be called into the building when it is their turn. Anyone in need of a drive-up clinic should call the Mesquite Animal Vaccination Clinic at 575-650-2000 or Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley at 575-382-0018.


Questions? Please leave a message at 575-571-4654, text 575-644-0505, email or visit


About ACTion Programs for Animals

APA is a progressive animal welfare organization seeking to improve the quality of life for companion animals in Doña Ana County and greatly reduce the number of unwanted animals impounded and euthanized at the municipal shelter. Since May 2012, more than 5,300 animals have been rescued. The majority of these have been dogs and cats/kittens pulled from the municipal shelter. APA is able to do this through volunteer work of rescue/foster coordinators, foster families, weekend adoptions and donations. For more information about APA, email, call 575-571-4654 or visit


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