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Lizzy’s Story: From Abandoned to Adored

Maya M. was looking for the companionship of an adult cat when she learned about Lizzy, an older feline available for adoption at the ASPCA. “I wanted to adopt, not buy,” says Maya, a first-time cat adopter. “And I knew I wanted an adult cat.” Maya applied online, and ASPCA Matchmaker Solangel Rojas suggested Lizzy, […]

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A Dangerous Moment for Daisy

When Danielle G. left her house in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to run a quick errand on February 5, she left her two-year-old chocolate Beagle, Daisy, at home. But when Danielle returned less than a half-hour later, she knew immediately that something wasn’t right. “I had given Daisy a duck-flavored calming treat from a new jar […]

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The Official Top 10 Pet Toxins of 2020

Every year, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) compiles a list of the top toxins commonly reported that year. In 2020 alone, APCC helped more than 370,500 animals, providing their pet parents with lifesaving information and easy-to-use safety guides. This week is National Poison Prevention Week, and the perfect time to share the top […]

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These Sisters Are Ready to Find a New Home Together!

Feather and Spot are shy girls who can be nervous in new places and with new people. However, since they came to our Los Angeles foster program in November 2020, their foster caregiver has worked closely with our staff to show Feather and Spot that life with humans isn’t so bad! Both Feather and Spot […]

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This National Puppy Day, Puppies Still Need Your Help

Today is National Puppy Day! If you’re lucky enough to have a pup—of any age—we know you already appreciate them, but today’s a great day to ponder their importance in your life and give them some extra love. Because the bond between humans and dogs is so unique and beautiful, it’s often said that “we […]

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Bill to Help Victims of Animal Fighting Reintroduced in U.S. House

The ASPCA’s ongoing work to stop the horrific cruelty of animal fighting is multi-faceted. Through our efforts supporting law enforcement, prosecutors, and veterinarians to combat this crime, we know firsthand that rescuing victims from animal fighting is just the first step in a long journey toward rehabilitation. Unfortunately, in federal animal-fighting cases, this journey can […]

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Once Living in Abhorrent Conditions, Now in Safe Homes

Lucy, a pint-sized terrier mix, and Splash, a yellow Lab-mix, were among 40 dogs removed by the ASPCA from a property near San Angelo, Texas, late last year and are now living their best lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. Lucy and Splash had been living in substandard conditions with inadequate access to food on the […]

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Bahrain’s Story: Creating Real Hope Through Virtual

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 […]