New ASCMV Facility Groundbreaking Ceremony Ground was broken Thursday – May 27, 2021 on the new Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley Animal Shelter Facility (located at 3551 Bataan Memorial West), and the Rinconanda and Burn Lake Dog Parks.

Upcoming GO Bond

Tails and Tales: Does the Mesilla Valley need a new Animal Services Center? Originally published in the Las Cruces Sun-News on July 8, 2018. In May 2018, the city of Las Cruces made the decision to approve a ballot of community improvements. These city improvements that the public will vote on is called a General Obligation Bond. Beginning […]

Giardia treatments have concluded, retesting scheduled.

Since the last update of May 2, 2018, the following has occurred or changed regarding the giardia: Giardia treatments have concluded. The bathing took place on Saturday and Sunday and was very successful. Staff has been commenting on the decrease of diarrhea in the dog population. To date, no staff has stated they have contracted […]

Adoptions Resume, $10 until 5/31

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 […]

Giardia treatment update

Since the last update of April 30th, 2018 the following has occurred or changed: A communication error occurred on Monday April 30th, where only 1/3 of the dogs were treated. This error was discovered on Tuesday May 1st. Because of the error, the conclusion of the five-day treatment has been updated to Saturday May 5th. […]

Facts about current giardia outbreak.

Since Friday April 27, 2018, the ASCMV has suspended all dog adoptions for the next 20 days. In an effort to be transparent, here is an update to the situation. 1. The ASCMV is still open to the public. 2. The ASCMV is still accepting stray animals both from the public and Animal Control. 3. […]

Animal Services Center Suspends Adoption For 20 Days

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley is suspending all adoptions for 20 days while staff works with the New Mexico Department of Health to address an outbreak of Giardia, an intestinal parasite. Dr. Susan Baiz is the facility’s medical director, and she is overseeing the medical response in close coordination […]

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