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On the Scene: Animals Rescued from Neglect

On Thursday, September 16, the ASPCA assisted the Caruthersville Police Department with the rescue of 20 animals from filthy, unsafe conditions in southeast Missouri. In the care of the ASPCA, these dogs will receive the medical treatment and behavioral work they need to aid in their recovery and prepare them for adoption.  The ASPCA depends […]

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Overland Park, Kansas, Overturns 30-Year Pit Bull Ban

We have great news for Kansan dogs and people! The City Council of Overland Park, Kansas, made history yesterday when its members voted unanimously to repeal the city’s dog breed ban, overturning a 30-year-old policy barring residents from owning pit bull dogs. Overland Park is Kansas’ second-largest city with more than 200,000 residents. We applaud […]

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ASPCA Assists with Rescue of Neglected Dogs in Southeast Missouri

At the request of the Caruthersville Police Department, the ASPCA is on the ground assisting with the rescue of 19 dogs and one cat from two properties in Pemiscot County, MO, approximately 90 miles north of Memphis. When investigators arrived on the properties earlier today, they discovered the dogs, primarily young Beagle-mixes, living in filthy […]

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Molly’s Moldy Mishap

This month, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC)’s Case of the Month takes a look at Molly, a nine-month-old Australian Shepherd-mix who helped herself to a dangerous snack.   One August morning, Molly’s pet parent cleaned out the refrigerator. One of the items that was tossed out was a pot of chicken soup with […]

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Casper’s Resilient Recovery from a Traumatic Attack

While out for a walk in his East Brooklyn neighborhood on July 14, Casper, a four-year-old Maltese, was attacked by a neighborhood dog, resulting in serious injury. “He had blood in his lungs, puncture wounds and was breathing abnormally,” says Vanessa S., Casper’s pet parent. “He was really banged up.” Vanessa rushed Casper to the […]

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Our Malta Is Even Better Than the Island!

Sure, the island is beautiful, but a trip to the ASPCA to meet our Malta is even better! Malta came to the ASPCA from a home with many other cats where she likely had very little—if any—experience with people. She is still getting used to petting and enjoys spending time near the people she trusts, […]

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What Can You Do for Your Pet’s Storm Phobia?

Does your pet shake, pace or drool when a storm rolls through? Do they try to run out of the door and chew or dig through a wall or the floor? If so, don’t worry—you’re not alone! Thunderstorm phobia, also known as Astraphobia, or fear of thunderstorms, is a common issue in dogs. However, their […]