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Marijuana Safety in Pets

With well over half of the states in the United States having legalized medical marijuana—37 to be exact—and 16 states having legalized recreational marijuana, it is quite clear this drug is becoming more and more popular. This likely means that it can be found in more homes, leading to larger exposures in pets.  While marijuana […]

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Bahrain's Story: A Senior Tail

For animal shelters like the ASPCA Adoption Center in Manhattan, adoptions and other animal welfare programs are constantly being modified to maintain those services while minimizing risks to people and pets as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. The ASPCA posts photos of available animals on our website, and would-be adopters are encouraged to apply to adopt […]

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Turning Lessons from COVID-19 into Stronger Protections for Animals

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ASPCA found new ways to support pets, their guardians, and other animal welfare organizations by adopting new protocols and positions—including supporting veterinary telemedicine and urging a moratorium on evictions. Sadly, many animals trapped in underregulated systems (like factory farming and the puppy industry) suffered even more than […]

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Animals Find New Homes and Lives After a Catastrophic Texas Storm

Following an unprecedented winter weather crisis in Texas in February that left millions of homes and businesses without power, the ASPCA and Wings of Rescue transported over 170 pets to the Northeast, providing much needed relief to animal shelters impacted by the storms. “Animal shelters were impacted by the storms, many losing power and access […]

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Celebrities and Customers Call on Costco to Address Chickens’ Suffering

A recent investigation by Mercy For Animals into a Costco-supplying farm revealed chickens suffering from sores, injuries and horrifying, inhumane conditions. In response, we published a letter and appealed to Costco to address this urgent issue by adopting meaningful welfare standards. More than 100,000 advocates have signed the letter to the retailer’s executives, and a […]

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Willow Finds a New Home Through Old Friends

Rachel first discovered world-renowned horse trainer, Monty Roberts, after purchasing an unhandled and spirited young filly named Ruby. Monty’s books and videos became an invaluable tool for instructing the family on how to work with their new equine, and Ruby blossomed under his training methods and the family’s dedication to using them. Ruby soon became […]

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Top 10 Funniest Pet Names of 2020

During 2020, our staff at the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) received calls from hundreds of thousands of pet parents. With each call, they kept track of the pets’ names and at the end of the year, compiled a list of the funniest, most creative names they received calls about. Check out the incredible […]

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ASPCA Behavior Team Helps Turn Terrified Dog into Loving Pet

Last December, dancer Kathlenne “Kat” B. and her boyfriend Connor M., a musician, moved to New York City from Orange County, New York to grow their careers. As part of that new chapter in their lives, they also wanted to adopt a dog. Once the couple rented an apartment on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, they […]