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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 […]

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ASPCA Lends a Helping Hoof to Retired Racehorses

horseblogbanner.jpg Last week, the ASPCA announced a grant of $250,500 to 12 equine rescue groups to assist their efforts to rehabilitate and retrain retired racehorses. Launched in 2010, the ASPCA Rescuing Racers Initiative has awarded over $2 million to prepare horses for new homes or careers once they retire from racing. “The ASPCA Rescuing Racers […]

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Transformed: From Injured Stray to Beloved Pet

larry-a41619732_2019june4_0002-1040×695.jpg When Sylvia F. spotted and approached a tangerine-colored male cat behind a Manhattan housing complex at 99th Street and Second Avenue on May 7, she noticed an alarming gash on the underside of the cat’s neck. She scooped up the injured stray and immediately hopped on a bus to the ASPCA Animal Hospital, where Dr. […]

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Announcing the 2020 ASPCA Calendar Cover Star!

cal2020_employee-cover-1040px.jpg Every year, one adorable furry friend gets chosen to grace the cover of our ASPCA calendar. As our cover star, this special pet helps spread our lifesaving message to homes nationwide! And today we are excited to announce that the votes are in, and we have our newest star! The adorable companion who will […]

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ASPCA Represents Wild Horse and Burro Proposal at U.S. Senate Hearing

blog_wild-horse-proposal_071919_main.jpg In a historic milestone for America’s iconic wild horses and burros, ASPCA Senior Vice President of Government Relations Nancy Perry, testified this week before the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining about the path forward to humane and sustainable management of these beloved animals.  In her remarks, Perry established […]