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Apr 12, 2016, 17:09 ET Actress Beth Behrs Joins the ASPCA to Raise Awareness About At-Risk Horses on ASPCA Help a Horse Day

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced the participants in its third annual ASPCA...


Apr 08, 2016, 11:27 ET Stars Unite to Celebrate the ASPCA's 150th Anniversary with Nationwide Call-to-Action

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced the start of a months-long celebration of its...


Apr 08, 2016, 10:09 ET ASPCA Celebrates 150 Years as Nation's Leading Voice for Animals

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced the start of a months-long celebration of its...


Dec 14, 2015, 13:23 ET Leading National Animal Welfare Organizations Launch Shelter Animals Count: The National Database Project

Several leading national animal welfare organizations today announced the launch of Shelter Animals Count: The National Database Project – a...


Dec 08, 2015, 17:45 ET More than 1 Million Households Forced to Give up Their Beloved Pet Each Year, ASPCA Research Reveals

 The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today released results of a published research study...


Nov 12, 2015, 07:00 ET ASPCA Grants More than $250,000 to Help More Than 100 Organizations Launch 'Adoption Ambassadors' Programs

 The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced it has granted more than $250,000 to...


Oct 26, 2015, 16:27 ET ASPCA Announces 2015 Humane Award Winners

A group of exceptional animals and people – including a courageous guide dog, a 12-year-old girl dedicated to improving her local animal...


Sep 29, 2015, 12:10 ET New ASPCA Campaign Challenges Consumers to Choose More Humanely-Raised Chicken

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is encouraging people to take the new "Change Your Chicken...


Sep 21, 2015, 13:32 ET Animal Welfare Groups Urge USDA to Improve Care Standards for Puppy Mill Dogs

The Humane Society of the United States, The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and The Humane Society Veterinary Medical...


Sep 01, 2015, 14:49 ET The ASPCA Grants Nearly $1 Million to Encourage and Facilitate Pet Adoptions in Los Angeles

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced a grant totaling nearly $1 million to Los...


Aug 13, 2015, 16:56 ET ASPCA Grants More Than $110,000 to 15 Shelters Nationwide for 'Clear the Shelters' Adoption Event on August 15th

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced it has granted $114,000 to 15 participating...


Jul 22, 2015, 16:18 ET ASPCA and NYC Police Foundation Partner to Offer Rewards in Animal Cruelty Cases

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) and the New York City Police Foundation today announced a...


Jun 22, 2015, 17:21 ET ASPCA Urges the U.S. Sentencing Commission to #GetTough on Dog Fighting

 Following today's commendable decision by the U.S. Sentencing Commission (USSC) to consider revising the federal sentencing guidelines for...


Jun 02, 2015, 09:57 ET What Makes a Cat the Purrfect Pet? ASPCA® Survey Exposes Benefits and Misconceptions of Felines

 June is National Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month, and the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is...


Apr 22, 2015, 18:16 ET Federal Legislation Introduced to Prohibit Slaughter of American Horses

Federal lawmakers today introduced legislation to prevent the establishment of horse slaughter operations within the U.S., end the current export...


Apr 14, 2015, 15:34 ET More Than 100 Equine Rescue Groups Compete to Help At-Risk Horses on ASPCA Help a Horse Day, April 26

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced the participants in its 2015 ASPCA Help a...


Feb 19, 2015, 10:56 ET ASPCA to be featured in February 21st NBC Television Special Highlighting Remarkable Shelter Dogs

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is one of three animal welfare organizations nationwide to be...


Feb 10, 2015, 17:29 ET Nearly 12,000 Greyhounds Injured at Failing Dog Tracks in the U.S.

Humane groups GREY2K USA and the ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) today released the first-ever national...


Jan 22, 2015, 11:53 ET ASPCA Assists Thousands of Animals and Families in the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area in 2014; Expands Services to Save More Animals in 2015

 The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced that thousands of animals and their...


Nov 03, 2014, 13:00 ET ASPCA Announces 2014 Humane Award Winners

A group of outstanding animals and people – including a therapy cat, a 10-year-old girl with a special wish, a twelve-term Congressman...


Oct 07, 2014, 15:00 ET More than 68,000 Animals Saved During 2014 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced that 68,805 dogs and cats were adopted during...


Sep 02, 2014, 10:40 ET Treat My Chicken Right: ASPCA Survey Shows Consumers Want More Humanely Raised Chicken, Feel it Leads to Safer Chicken Products

 As the poultry industry kicks off its annual month-long celebration of chicken this September, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the...


Aug 26, 2014, 22:15 ET What Would You Do if You Saw a Dog in a Hot Car? ASPCA Survey Reveals One Third of Adults Did Nothing

 A newly released poll by the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today revealed that good...


Aug 15, 2014, 13:13 ET U.S. Bans the Import of Sick and Underage Puppies for Pet Trade

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) welcomes the new federal rule issued by the U.S. Department...


Jun 27, 2014, 09:54 ET What if Your Pet Goes Missing During 4th of July Fireworks? There's an App for That.

Nearly one-in-five pets goes missing after being scared by the sound of fireworks, thunderstorms or other loud noises according to recent survey...