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Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley

3551 Bataan Memorial West, Las Cruces, NM 88012

Phone (575) 382-0018
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Areas Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley serves

Dona Ana County, City of Las Cruces

Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley's adoption process




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Sign Adoption Contract


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Additional adoption info

To help stop the spread of COVID-19 between geographic areas, the ASCMV will only be adopting to individuals who live in Doña Ana County, El Paso County, Otero County, Sierra County, and Luna County.
We encourage those wanting to adopt or foster shelter animals to stay in their county of residence and to contact their local animal shelter.
For questions regarding our current policies please visit: CURRENT POLICIES AT

– Animal control will only bring emergency cases to the center, such as cruelty cases or injured and/or sick animals
– Accepting only sick or injured owner-surrendered animals
– Emergency health appointments from adopted or fostered animals only
– Reducing on-hand staff, allowing more to work remotely.

Limited access to the ASCMV
Prior to arrival, citizens interested in adopting MUST HAVE PRE-SELECTED the animal from our website,

Citizens looking for a missing pet must find their animal on our website prior to coming to the center.

For all appointments, please call the ASCMV at 382-0018, 8:00am to 5:00 pm Sunday to Saturday.

We are temporarily suspending in-person license sales, please call the ASCMV at 382-0018 and your license will be mailed.

Found a stray animal?

The ASCMV is currently not accepting healthy, non-aggressive stray animals. Please visit our resources page for ideas to find the owner.

Owner surrender?

The ASCMV is not currently accepting healthy, non-aggressive owned animals. Please visit our resources page for other options.

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About Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley

The Animal Service Center of the Mesilla Valley (ASCMV) is the only open-admission municipal animal shelter in the city and county, and is an extremely high-intake shelter compared to similarly sized locations. In 2016, ASCMV received nearly 10,000 animals!

The ASCMV is a progressive animal-service center that provides the public with the ability to reclaim lost animals and relinquish strays. The organization offers, microchips, city and county pet licenses, and also sponsors local adoption events at a variety of venues.

The ASCMV’s service area is currently the City of Las Cruces and the unincorporated portions of the County of Doña Ana. The ASCMV is led by a Chief Executive Officer (a.k.a. Executive Director). The authority and direction of the Executive Director is implemented by public employees hired by the Executive Director to operate the ASCMV. The City of Las Cruces is the fiscal agent for ASCMV. The ASCMV is a public agency separate from the city and county.

The Animal Service Center of the Mesilla Valley (ASCMV) was created under a Joint Powers Agreement between the City of Las Cruces and the County of Doña Ana in August 2008. This agreement establishes a mechanism for financing, operating, and maintaining a regional animal shelter and related facilities. The agreement mandates the following in regards to the operations of the ASCMV Bylaws and Procedures.

The Mission of the Animal Service Center of the Mesilla Valley is to provide safe shelter for all lost, mistreated, and abandoned animals of the Mesilla Valley and surrounding communities. The ASCMV utilizes all avenues available to it in placing each animal into a safe, loving, and permanent home whenever possible. We strive to meet the highest standards of humane animal care and husbandry, and to promote responsible pet ownership through public education and outreach .

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What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder?

When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes.

So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.