Frequently Asked Questions

What time does adoptions side open?

Adoption Hours at ASCMV:

Monday through Friday: 12pm to 6pm

Saturday and Sunday: 12pm to 5pm

Saturday Off-Site Adoption Events:

Farmer’s Market – 8am to 1pm. Dog adoptions are located at the far north end of the Farmer’s Market and cat adoptions are located inside the Center for Spiritual Living, 575 N. Main St.

Petco – 10am to 3pm

Adoption fees are as follows:

DOGS-$75.00

CATS-$50.00

*All adopters must fill out a pre-adoption questionnaire and sign an adoption contract; as well as have a driver’s license.

Do you offer public spay/neuter services?

YES!

ASCMV offers low cost Spay/neuter services for residents of Dona Ana County.

Please call ASCMV and ask for the Spay/Neuter Coordinator at 382-0018 to make an appointment.

Spay/Neuter services for dogs and puppies are $35.00

Spay/Neuter services for cats and kittens are $25.00

Do you have special adoption events?

YES!

We are at PetCo on Lohman every Saturday 10 AM-3 PM

North end of Farmers Market on Main every Saturday 8:30 AM-1:00 PM

Inside the Center for Spiritual Living 575 N Main with cats and rabbits every Saturday; 9 am-noon

I found a stray or pet what do I do now?

Please bring the found pet into ASCMV between 8am and 6pm M-F and /or/ 8AM-5PM Sat/Sun.

Our staff will scan for a microchip to determine if the animal is a stray or personal pet.

If you have found a pet, please fill out a found pet report on our website or you can fill it out at the ASCMV in person.

You can also visit any local vet or call Animal Control at 575-526-0795, option 6 to have the animal scanned for a microchip.

Do you allow group tours?

YES!

For group educational tours, please call 382-0018 to reserve a space for your group tour.

Is there an age requirement for volunteers?

YES

Due to safety and health reasons; children under the age of 10 are not allowed inside the kennels.

All children under the age of 18 must be with a parent, guardian, or sponsor who also volunteers with them the duration of the volunteer services.

All volunteers must fill out, sign and date one volunteer application per volunteer and turn the application into the Volunteer Coordinator.

Volunteer hours are 8-10 am daily and noon-5 pm M-F and Noon-4 PM Sat/ Sun

*Court ordered community Service hour volunteers must contact 382-0018 and ask for the Kennel Supervisor for further instruction

I am missing a pet, do you have it?

ASCMV takes in over 12,000 animals annually, approximately 40+ animals a week from all over Las Cruces and the entire Dona Ana County area!

If your pet is microchipped and registered in your name; and it is turned in to us, we will make several attempts to reach the registered microchip owner. Please fill out a missing animal report on our website or in person at 3551 Bataan Memorial West.

Does ASCMV pick up loose or stray animals?

No.

To report a loose, stray, or deceased animal, please call 526-0795; option 6 for Animal Control. Animal Control in the City is under the Las Cruces Police Department and the Sheriff’s Department in the County.

Does ASCMV offer vaccinations?

Unfortunately, we cannot provide this service.

ASCMV does offer microchip services,we offer low-cost spay/neuter services. We provide pet licenses for City and County residents and we provide a rabies vaccination at a small fee for any animal that is undergoing spay/neuter surgery; or if the owner cannot provide proof of recent rabies vaccination.

My personal pet is ill; can we bring it to ASCMV to be seen?

NO.

ASCMV does not offer veterinarian services to the public. If your personal pet appears to be ill, please take it to a local vet.

*ASCMV will see sick or potentially ill foster pets and foster-to-adopt pets after 3pm.

**AFTER HOURS EMERGENCY SERVICES: 575-526-0795