Pet Care

ASPCA Rescue Efforts Continue in the Aftermath of Florence

The crisis caused by Hurricane Florence continues for animals and pet owners in affected communities who are coping with family separations and dangerous conditions. We remain on the ground at the request of emergency management agencies to help stranded and displaced animals following the devastation and severe flooding caused by the storm. The following video […]

Pet Care

Inside the ASPCA's Response to Hurricane Florence

In the wake of Hurricane Florence, ASPCA responders remain on the ground in North Carolina to continue to assist animals displaced by the storm and the communities impacted. In the past week, we’ve conducted animal search-and-rescue, brought food and supplies to pets in need, and worked tirelessly alongside local agencies to provide emergency sheltering for […]

Pet Care

Join the Factory Farm Detox: Take a Bite Out of Farm Animal Cruelty

This month, we’re launching one of our biggest fights against cruel factory farming ever. The Factory Farm Detox is a weeklong commitment to animals, the planet and your health. From September 24-30, detox participants across the country will avoid all factory farmed foods, opting instead for welfare-certified meat, eggs and dairy, as well as plant-based […]

Pet Care

Pippa Finds Her Way from Cruelty to Companionship

When Katie L. was a little girl, she always wanted a horse.   “She saved her birthday and Christmas money for five or six years,” says Katie’s mother Stephanie, who inspired her daughter’s love for horses and comes from a long line of riders.  When she turned 13, Katie bought her first horse, Stogie—a.k.a. “Five Cent […]

Pet Care

The Dangers of ADHD Medication and Your Pets

It’s that time of the year again: it’s back to school for many kids across the country. That means new school supplies, early mornings and packed lunches. But, you may be asking yourself, “What does back to school season have to do with my pets?” The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) reports that during the school […]

Pet Care

NYPD and the ASPCA Announce New Mobile Command Post

This week, the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and the ASPCA unveiled the newest tool in the fight to stop animal cruelty. The NYPD’s Animal Cruelty Investigation Squad (ACIS) will now use a mobile command post in their efforts to respond to reports of large-scale animal abuse and protect New York’s most vulnerable animals. […]

Pet Care

Victory: 30-Year-Old Pit Bull Ban Repealed in Yakima, WA

Just two weeks after the repeal of a discriminatory pit bull ban in Springfield, Missouri, one more city has followed suit. We are pleased to report that on Tuesday, August 21, the Yakima City Council in Washington State voted to repeal a decades-old ban on the ownership of pit bulls and pit bull-mixes in the city, […]

Pet Care

Adoption Event in California Helps More Animals Find Loving Homes

Last week, the ASPCA attended an annual adoption event in Torrance, California, where five lucky dogs and one rabbit from Carson Animal Care and Control found loving homes. Susan Riggs, ASPCA Senior Director of State Legislation, helped organize the event and attended with fellow ASPCA employees, Ashley Chengerian, Digital Assets Senior Manager, and Cindy Kreeger, […]