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APAS started in 1962 as a small group of citizens concerned with animal welfare in Socorro.  In the time since then,


  • thousands of dogs and cats have been spayed or neutered

  • animal ordinances were written and revised

  • Socorro Animal Shelter was built and equipment purchased

  • paid Animal Control and Animal Shelter personnel are in place

  • citizen awareness of the need for control and animal care has been raised

  • efforts have been made to educate local children with humane education classes through Animal Protection of New Mexico

  • APAS members have assisted in the transport of hundreds of homeless pets from the Socorro shelter to rescue organizations in our region

  • the annual APAS Yard Sale and Silent Auction continues to raise awareness and funds for APAS activities

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