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 […]

Health Problems

Home remedies: Animals as healers

Pet therapy is gaining fans in health care and beyond. Animal-assisted therapy can reduce pain and anxiety in people with a range of health problems. What is pet therapy? Pet therapy is a broad term that includes animal-assisted therapy and other animal-assisted activities. Animal-assisted therapy is a growing field that uses dogs or other animals […]

Pet Care

The ASPCA Helped Animals Win Big in 2018

As the year comes to a close, animals and the people who love them have much to celebrate. In state legislatures and city halls across the country, the ASPCA worked all year long to pass lifesaving bills—and defeat a few bad ones, too—all with the goal of making the U.S. a safer place for animals. […]

Health News

Cognitive changes in offspring of heavy cannabis-using rats: Cannabis use is common among pregnant women, but effects are rarely tested

Washington State University researchers have seen cognitive changes in the offspring of rats exposed to heavy amounts of cannabis. Their work is one of the rare studies to look at the effects of cannabis during pregnancy. The drug is the most commonly used illicit substance among pregnant women. Ryan McLaughlin, an assistant professor of Integrative […]

Pet Care

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 […]

Pet Care

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 […]

Pet Care

This November 6, Make Your Vote Count for Animals!

It’s less than one month until Election Day! Before you head to the polls on Tuesday, November 6, remember to keep animal welfare issues front of mind. If humane candidates are not elected to office, we cannot pass humane laws—and the stakes are as high as ever this year. Although this isn’t a Presidential election […]