Save 500 Lives Today!

For: Animal Services Center of Mesilla Valley
Las Cruces, NM
Organizer: Kelly Barker, Tails from the Shelter
Save 500 Lives Today! (Animal Services Center of Mesilla Valley)
of $4,000 goal
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Raised by 29 donors

The Story

The shelter has had a medical emergency of widespread Giardia, an intestinal parasite.  The shelter is home to over 500 dogs and puppies.  The medicines will cost over $4,000 to treat them all and take significant labor to clean the kennels and the dogs thoroughly. Their budget is stretched thin.  Please help us to help them.  Your donation is tax deductible via Uncaged Paws, Inc. a Las Cruces, New Mexico based 501(c)3 animal welfare nonprofit. #27-0464370 who is managing the fundraiser for the sole benefit of the shelter.  For PayPal: [email protected] and note ASCMV.  Thank you for giving!  #CrucesStrong 

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on May 20, 2018


Posted on May 20, 2018

May 18, 2018

The Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley has resumed all dog adoptions after having addressed an outbreak of Giardia, an intestinal parasite.

Medical Director Dr. Susan Baiz said the treatment regimen that began April 28 was successful, and the most recent sample testing of the population came back negative.

The ASCMV’s cat population never showed signs of infection. The cats are kept in a separate area of the building from the dog populations.

ASCMV Executive Director Clint Thacker said he appreciates the community’s patience while the outbreak was addressed. He also sent his thanks to those members of the community who donated funds to help cover the unanticipated purchase of large quantities of medications needed to contain and eliminate the outbreak. The fund reached 50% of the target of $4,000.  The fund is still accepting tax deductible donations. 

“What I keep seeing in Las Cruces and Doña Ana County is a community eager to improve the lives of companion animals in meaningful ways,” he said. “These last 20 days have shown that truth yet again.”

In celebration of the resumption of dog adoptions, Thacker said a special rate of $10 is in effect through May 31. The adoption fee includes all vaccinations, the spay/neuter operation and the appropriate licensing.

So many great pets are waiting to meet you, please come and visit!  In the meantime, we are so happy!! 

For more information, call the ASCMV at (575) 382-0018, or visit the website at

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Reporters seeking more information or interviews may call ACMV Executive Director Clint Thacker at (801) 200-9325.

Posted on May 7, 2018


Posted on May 7, 2018

Since the last update of May 2, 2018, the following has occurred or changed regarding the giardia:

  1. Giardia treatments have concluded.
  2. The bathing took place on Saturday and Sunday and was very successful.
  3. Staff has been commenting on the decrease of diarrhea in the dog population.
  4. To date, no staff has stated they have contracted or had symptoms of giardia.
  5. A small number of dogs are still having symptoms similar to those of giardia. These dogs are under the close care of our medical director.

We are still looking forward to the May 18th testing. Test results should be back May 19th but could take as long as three days. A press release will be issued when the test results are received.

Thank you to everyone that has donated for the medical fund, we are halfway to the goal of $4,000.00, please contribute if you can and share this message of hope with your friends and family who are interested and care about the animals of Mesilla Valley.  

More updates will be posted as needed.

For the animals-

Clint Thacker

Executive Director

Animal Service Center of the Mesilla Valley 

Posted on May 4, 2018


Posted on May 4, 2018

Meet Ada, one of the Mothers of May 12 Featured Dogs.  The day of her photo session she was so poised and elegant and looking forward to meeting a family that could be her very own.  Ada is a former mother whose pups are in their homes, and she waits.  The shelter is planning to reopen for adoptions at the end of this month.  Ada is one of the many dogs that are being treated as a precaution for giardia. Please SHARE Ada and the medical fundraiser with your FURiends and contribute if you can.  Ada wants and deserves a great home and let's help her get one.  

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