Pet Care

ASPCA Coronavirus Relief Efforts Begin in NYC Communities

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ASPCA launched a $5 million relief and recovery initiative to support animal welfare organizations and pet parents impacted by the coronavirus. Part of that initiative is the setup of pet food distribution centers in four cities—New York City, Los Angeles, Miami and Asheville, North Carolina—and this past weekend, we launched […]

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Judge Upholds Maryland Pet Sales Ban

On Friday, a federal judge upheld Maryland’s statewide retail pet sales ban after four pet stores and a Missouri-based breeder and broker challenged the law. Maryland is the second state to protect animals and consumers by barring pet stores from selling dogs and cats. This past August, pet stores tried to prevent the law from […]

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ASPCA Removes 29 Dogs from Arkansas Property

On February 4, 2020, the ASPCA removed 29 dogs from a dilapidated property in Arkansas, upon the request of a local animal shelter and the Sheriff’s office. Of the 29 dogs, some show signs of mange and other medical issues, and almost all were housed in a small, unkempt, fenced-in area. There was no adequate […]

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A New Buddy for Obu

Sometimes in life, unpredictable events happen, and circumstances change. This happened for Amardeep S. when he moved to New York City from Los Angeles. He originally brought his feline companion with him, but sadly had to surrender his cat when he could no longer provide the care they needed.  As the years passed, the painful […]

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How to Handle Dog Walking in Bad Weather – Fetch! Pet Care

January 3, 2020 | Tags: advice, cold weather, dog walking, pet care, tips, walk When the weather is right, dog walking is probably the best part of your day, right? But what about when it’s too hot, too cold, raining or snowing? If you’re anything like a lot of pet owners, you probably prefer skipping […]

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We Wish You a Mini (Horse) Christmas

blog_mini-horse-christmass_121319_main.jpg One of the biggest hurdles to nurturing our animal companions is the cost of care. For some guardians of horses, the costs can quickly become overwhelming. Unfortunately, horses don’t have access to the same types of shelters and rehoming services as cats, dogs, bunnies and other animals.  That’s why the ASPCA, along with our […]

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The Extraordinary Recipients of the 2019 ASPCA Humane Awards

blog_hal-winners_111919_main.jpg Every year the ASPCA honors incredible heroes—both animal and human—who demonstrate great commitment and compassion toward furry friends, our lifesaving work to rescue and assist those who need us most, and toward the betterment of animal welfare across the country. These heroes are all doing exceptional work in advancing the ASPCA’s mission of providing […]