Pet Care

A Tale of Two Friends; Stacy Adopts #RightHorse Raphael

Like many animal lovers, Stacy had a lifelong love for a horses and a dream of building a special bond with a horse of her own. Her passion led her to volunteer at one of the ASPCA’s Right Horse Partners, This Old Horse, in Hastings, Minnesota. The organization specializes in welcoming first-time horse owners and […]

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How Love and Expertise Helped Beeps Get Back on Her Feet

In their 37 years together, Robert and his wife, Karin, have always enjoyed the comfort and companionship of dogs. “Our first was Calvin; he was our child,” says Robert. After Calvin, the couple adopted two beagles named Rudy and Archie, whom they had for 13 years. Archie and Rudy died in 2017—six months apart. The […]

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Quattro Finds the Perfect Home ‘Four’ Him!

Quattro had a bit of a rocky start to life. At just three years old, Quattro, along with three other cats, were removed from their household due to suspected cruelty during a domestic dispute and brought to the ASPCA Animal Hospital (AAH). Unlike the other three cats Quattro was brought to the AAH with, Quattro […]

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What to Do If Your Pet Gets into Chocolate

January 10 is National Bittersweet Chocolate Day—and we’ll take any excuse to chow down on something sweet! Unfortunately, humans are not the only ones who like chocolate, and it can cause serious problems for our furry friends. In fact, chocolate is consistently on the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center’s (APCC) list of top pet toxins […]

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Florida Bill Threatens to Protect Puppy Mills and Puppy-Selling Pet Stores

Prompted by a groundswell of community interest in shutting down the cruel puppy mill pipeline, cities and counties across the country have adopted local laws to end the sale of dogs and cats in stores. Profitable and successful pet stores in the U.S. do not sell dogs and cats, and people are taking notice–selling pets […]