APAS's mission is to prevent overpopulation of animals, prevent cruelty and relieve suffering of animals, and extend humane education in our community.

APAS provides financial assistance for dog and cat spay/neuter to:


  • low-income residents of Socorro county, including students and low-income seniors aged 55 and over (APAS currently covers $150 of the cost of the surgery for qualifying residents)

  • animals adopted from the Socorro Animal Shelter

  • residents who surrender a litter of puppies or kittens to the Socorro Animal Shelter (APAS will cover the cost of the surgery to spay the mother of the litter)


APAS fulfills its mission through:


  • facilitating adoption of homeless animals

  • promoting public understanding, appreciation, and care of animals through educational programs

  • supporting the City of Socorro in its efforts to provide humane care for homeless animals

  • providing financial aid emergency medical care to low-income residents

  • participating in programs that encourage pet owners to comply with City, County, and State laws/ordinances regarding immunization and licensing

Our mission is the prevention of cruelty to animals, the relief of suffering among animals, the extension of humane education, and the prevention of overpopulation of unwanted pets.