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ASPCA Assists in Helping Hundreds of Animals Displaced by Devastating Wildfires

At the request of the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care & Control (DACC), the ASPCA deployed our disaster response team to assist in emergency sheltering efforts for animals impacted by the Woolsey Fire that has destroyed an estimated 90,000 acres in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. We have been on the ground since […]

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Inspector General to Investigate USDA’s Oversight of Dog Breeders

This week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Inspector General (USDA OIG)—the agency’s internal watchdog—announced its Annual Plan for 2019. Included in the plan is a long overdue investigation into USDA’s lack of oversight of commercial dog breeders. The OIG released a scathing report in 2010 detailing the failures of the USDA’s Animal and […]

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Shop With Your Heart Thanksgiving Shopping List

One thing we can all be grateful for this year is progress for farm animals. As consumers demand more humane alternatives to factory farming, companies and supermarkets are responding by stocking their shelves with plant-based and welfare-certified options. We’ve crafted a holiday shopping list featuring special brands that have either earned a meaningful animal welfare […]

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Increase Your Impact for Animals in Need Tenfold With AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is giving you an easy way to make an even bigger impact for animals in need. To date, the charitable giving program has donated over $100 million to associated charities, including the ASPCA!  In honor of this monumental achievement, AmazonSmile announced that they will increase the donation rate to 10x its normal amount. This […]

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ASPCA Assists Nearly 600 Animals Displaced by Hurricane Michael

At the request of the Florida State Animal Response Coalition (SARC), the ASPCA has been on the ground in Bay County, Florida, supporting local agencies with emergency sheltering of animals displaced by Hurricane Michael. We are also assisting with search-and-rescue efforts in the field, providing medical attention for impacted animals, and coordinating reunification efforts for […]