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Animal Service Center of the Mesilla Valley Mutt Show to be held at NMSU

Mutts and their people are welcomed to the New Mexico State University campus for the annual Animal Service Center of the Mesilla Valley Mutt Show to be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, April 25. It will be held across from NMSU?s Barnes & Noble located at the corner of University Avenue and Jordan Street at the grassy area in front of Rhodes Garrett Hamiel dorms. Visitors with leashed and well-behaved canines are welcome to this free event.


A dog is outside on a leash.
The Animal Service Center of the Mesilla Valley will host its Mutt Show at New Mexico State University from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., April 25, across from NMSU?s Barnes & Noble at the corner of University Avenue and Jordan Street. (Courtesy photo)

The NMSU Aggie PAWS and the NMSU College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences are sponsoring the show and the NMSU Department of Animal Science is a co-sponsor.

The show will feature demonstrations by the Border Patrol and others; pet safety awareness and educational tables; and activity booths for kids. Adoptable dogs will be available. There will be doggie fun shows, contests and raffles. Raffle tickets can be purchased on-site the day of the event or at the ASCMV booth at the Farmers and Crafts Market of Las Cruces on Saturdays and at ASCMV, 3551 Bataan Memorial, from noon to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Participants with canines are welcome and needed for the Mutt Show for contests including smallest/largest paws, most obedient, best tricks, longest ears and best homemade and store-bought costumes. Registration will be available on-site until 15 minutes prior to each contest on the day of the Mutt Show. The entry fee is $5 per category or $20 for unlimited participation. Proceeds will support the ASCMV. There will be prizes for winners from local pet-based businesses. For more information, call the ASCMV at 575-382-0018.