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The ASPCA Grants Cats’ Wishes

Spring marks the beginning of “kitten season” which typically runs through October, a time of year when thousands of homeless kittens and cats overwhelm animal shelters across the country. Each year, roughly 3.2 million cats enter our nation’s shelters. Over the years, we have dedicated resources to help promote cat adoptions and fund lifesaving initiatives […]

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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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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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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 […]

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New ASPCA Community Veterinary Center Opens in Florida

blog_miamai-cvc_111419_main.jpg The ASPCA recently celebrated the grand opening of our new ASPCA Community Veterinary Center in Liberty City, Florida, in partnership with Miami-Dade Animal Services (MDAS) and Miami-Dade County. The new Veterinary Center provides affordable and accessible veterinary services to pets and their guardians in Miami-Dade County, including the Liberty City area—a critically underserved community with limited […]

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ASPCA Assists in Rescuing At-Risk Animals Displaced by Kincade Fire in California

blog_kincade-fire_103119_main.jpg At the request of Sonoma County Animal Services (SCAS), the ASPCA is on the ground assisting animals impacted by the Kincade wildfire that has devastated Northern California. The ASPCA’s team of disaster response professionals deployed with emergency response equipment and is fulfilling animal search-and-rescue requests and providing welfare checks for non-evacuated animals. SCAS has […]

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ASPCA Lends a Helping Hoof to Retired Racehorses

horseblogbanner.jpg Last week, the ASPCA announced a grant of $250,500 to 12 equine rescue groups to assist their efforts to rehabilitate and retrain retired racehorses. Launched in 2010, the ASPCA Rescuing Racers Initiative has awarded over $2 million to prepare horses for new homes or careers once they retire from racing. “The ASPCA Rescuing Racers […]

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Announcing the 2020 ASPCA Calendar Cover Star!

cal2020_employee-cover-1040px.jpg Every year, one adorable furry friend gets chosen to grace the cover of our ASPCA calendar. As our cover star, this special pet helps spread our lifesaving message to homes nationwide! And today we are excited to announce that the votes are in, and we have our newest star! The adorable companion who will […]

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ASPCA Represents Wild Horse and Burro Proposal at U.S. Senate Hearing

blog_wild-horse-proposal_071919_main.jpg In a historic milestone for America’s iconic wild horses and burros, ASPCA Senior Vice President of Government Relations Nancy Perry, testified this week before the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining about the path forward to humane and sustainable management of these beloved animals.  In her remarks, Perry established […]

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The ASPCA Helped Animals Win Big in 2018

As the year comes to a close, animals and the people who love them have much to celebrate. In state legislatures and city halls across the country, the ASPCA worked all year long to pass lifesaving bills—and defeat a few bad ones, too—all with the goal of making the U.S. a safer place for animals. […]