ACTion Programs for Animals offers low-cost vaccination, microchip clinic Feb. 12; pet food bank held twice per month
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, Feb. 12 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.

“We are grateful we’re able to offer the free dog and cat yearly boosters to ward off common diseases, thanks to Petco Love,” said Michel Meunier, APA Executive Director. “We encourage pet owners in our community to take advantage of this special offer.”

APA is only able to serve well-behaved dogs on leashes and cats in carriers. Anyone in need of a drive-up clinic should call the Mesquite Animal Vaccination Clinic at 575-650-2000.
APA also offers a pet food bank the first and third Saturday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m., also at its adoption center on Solano. Veterinary care records and proof of low income are required. Masks are required for anyone entering the APA building.
For questions about the vaccination clinic or pet food bank, please leave a message at 575-571-4654, text 575-644-0505, email or visit

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