Pet Care

Update: Animals from Massive Farm Cruelty Case Continue to Heal

blog_westport-update_091819_main.jpg Beginning in late July 2016, the ASPCA assisted in a cruelty case that would prove to be the largest-ever farm animal cruelty case in the Northeast. Close to 1,400 animals had been discovered living in deplorable and unsafe conditions on a 70-acre property in Westport, Massachusetts, that summer. Over the following few months, we helped with […]

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Two Former Competitors Find a New Purpose

woodydustyblogbanner.jpg Best friends Dusty and Woody were in need of a little extra horse-pitality. At 16 and 18 years old, the former Western event competitors suffered from lameness issues. When their owner sold his farm last year and was no longer able to take care of the pair, he called the ASPCA Regional Support Center, […]

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Zeppoli Finds a New Home by a “Chance” Encounter

happytail_zeppoli_090519_main.jpg As an adoring pet parent, Debbie B. has cared for several cats over the years. In September 2009, she was looking to add a new feline to her family. As an advocate for adoption, Debbie chose to visit the ASPCA Adoption Center and found Clooney—a beautiful bright orange kitty.  Clooney brought so much joy to Debbie’s […]

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New Jersey Says No to Pet Leasing

blog_nj-pet-leasing_082119_main.png We have great news for New Jersey’s pets! On August 9, Governor Murphy signed a bill that will finally outlaw New Jersey pet stores’ inhumane practice of leasing dogs and cats. Puppies sold in pet stores and online—primarily sourced from puppy mills—are often accompanied by soaring sticker prices. To make puppies appear more affordable, pet sellers […]

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Kimchi Spices Up Her New Adopter’s Life

happytail_kimchi_082119_main.png Sidnee D. grew up with animals her whole life. She and her family have always been advocates for adoption rather than purchasing a pet from a breeder or pet store. She really missed the love and companionship of a dog who brought so much joy to her childhood. When Sidnee had settled into her […]

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New York City Moves Toward More Humane Food Sourcing

On Wednesday, August 14, legislation to implement the Good Food Purchasing Program (GFPP) was introduced in the New York City Council. This food-procurement tool, which the ASPCA actively supports in cities across the country as part of our broader Shop With Your Heart program, helps school systems, municipalities and other public entities source food that […]

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Pets and Sunscreen: Don’t Get Burned by the Myths!

blog_apcc-sunscreen_080719_main.png When you are outside on a summer day, sunscreen is usually something you have on hand. We are all aware of the risks of prolonged sun exposure in people—from superficial wrinkles to dangerous skin cancer and damaging burns—and using sunscreen can help prevent all these things. While sunscreen is good for us, what about […]

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Join Us for Our Clear the Shelters 2019 Adoption Event!

blog_clear-shelters-promo_080719_main.png Malcolm is currently available at the ASPCA Adoption Center Come meet your new BFF! On August 17 2019, the ASPCA Adoption Center will be welcoming guests to celebrate our fifth annual Clear the Shelters adoption event! But this exciting event doesn’t stop at our Adoption Center—it’s a call across the country for adoption. Hundreds of shelters […]

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Remembering Julie Morris, Animal Welfare Visionary

1040w-julie-morris.jpg For those of us in the animal welfare community, the news of Julie Morris’s death is nothing short of devastating. For more than three decades—starting as a shelter attendant at the Humane Society of Huron Valley in 1978—Julie served as one of our most cherished and visionary leaders, playing a pivotal role in some […]

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Is It Safe for Your Furry Friend to Join You Poolside?

blog_apcc-pools_071619_main.jpg With summer weather comes the opportunity for our families (including our furry friends) to spend more quality time outdoors. Waterside activities are summertime favorites for beating the heat, but the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) wants to make sure we’re keeping our animal buddies safe before taking the plunge. Bring Drinking Water blog_apcc-pools_071619_body1.jpg Water play […]