Animal Protection New Mexico to Host Gelding Clinic
Service Complimentary to Las Cruces-Area Residents
Albuquerque, N.M. – Animal Protection New Mexico (APNM), a statewide non-profit that protects
animals by creating social change, is hosting a gelding clinic on Monday, April 10 to serve equines in
need. The castration procedure is free, but the clinic is limited to 20 equine clients. Horse guardians must
pre-register to reserve their spot in advance. The equine medical service will be performed by
Schumacher Veterinary Clinic based in Las Cruces.

“We’re thrilled to serve Southern New Mexico’s horse guardians by hosting a complimentary gelding
clinic,” says Victoria Murphy, equine protection fund program manager at Animal Protection New Mexico.
“We are committed to helping guardians of equines in need and who may not be able to afford the
service, courtesy of Animal Protection New Mexico’s Equine Protection Fund.”

The clinic will take place on April 10 at the Southern New Mexico County Fairgrounds, 12125 Robert
Larson Blvd in Las Cruces. It will begin at 8 a.m. and last until the last procedure is completed.
In order to be eligible to receive the gelding procedure, stallions and jacks must be at least four months
old, healthy with two descended testicles, halter-trained and accompanied by a qualified handler. Equine
guardians are responsible for travel to and from the clinic and aftercare for the animal. Optional
vaccinations and wolf teeth extractions are also available, at the owner’s expense.

To reserve a slot, horse guardians must contact Victoria Murphy at or call (505) 803-3770
before April 7. Pre-registration is required and is limited to 20 gelding procedures; no walk-in
appointments. Appointment slots will be filled in the order that pre-registrations are received.
For more information visit or call (505) 803-3770.
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About Animal Protection New Mexico
Animal Protection New Mexico’s mission is to advocate the rights of animals by effecting systemic
change, resulting in the humane treatment of all animals. For more than 40 years, APNM has planned,
implemented, and succeeded with dynamic programs, projects, services, and collaborations that span a
broad spectrum of animal protection issues.
Visit and follow APNM on Facebook @animalprotectionnm, Instagram
@animalprotectionnewmexico, Twitter @apnm, and YouTube @apnm.


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