Doña Ana County



The Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley will conduct three pet adoption events this weekend. Available for adoption will be dogs, puppies, cats and kittens.

Adoptions will take place from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 21, at the Farmer’s Market in downtown 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.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, adoptions also will be facilitated at Pet’s Barn, 1600 S. Valley Dr., in Las Cruces. Adoptions also will be conducted at Pet’s Barn from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22.

At the Pet’s Barn events, 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.

For further information, call the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley at (575) 382-0018, or visit the website at People who are hearing-impaired can call (575) 541-2182.

In other companion-animal news, Action Plan for Animals (APA) will hold a donation drive from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, at Sam’s Club off Telshor in Las Cruces. Donations of pet food and/or cash will be accepted, and a wealth of literature will be available for pet owners. For more information, or to donate in advance, call (575) 644-0505 or visit