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Jul 07, 2016, 11:32 ET New Research Finds Vast Majority of Americans Concerned about Farm Animal Welfare, Confused by Food Labels and Willing to Pay More for Better Treatment

Most Americans don't know the true meaning of food labels like "cage-free," "free-range," or "grass fed" and falsely believe that farm animals are...


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 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...


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...


May 29, 2014, 17:32 ET ASPCA Kicks off 2014 Rachael Ray $100K Challenge This Sunday at Shelters Nationwide

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is gearing up for Sunday's start of the 2014 ASPCA Rachael...


May 06, 2014, 12:38 ET The ASPCA Announces $25 Million, Multi-Year Commitment to Save Animals in the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced that it will make a $25 million, multi-year...


Jan 28, 2014, 12:43 ET ASPCA and Award-winning Animal Advocate Jill Rappaport Team to Develop TV Series and Prime-time Special Celebrating Shelter Pets

"Best in Shelter™" would culminate with Valentine's Day 2015 special showcasing the heart and soul of dogs and cats in shelters across...


Jan 17, 2014, 18:09 ET ASPCA Applauds Enactment of Federal Law to Prohibit U.S. Horse Slaughter by Eliminating Inspection Funding

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today applauds the U.S. Congress for voting to prohibit the...


Jan 16, 2014, 14:47 ET ASPCA, University of Florida Announce Country's First Graduate Program in Veterinary Forensic Sciences

Latest addition in pioneering educational program will prepare students for careers in veterinary forensics, teach proper application of forensic...


Dec 12, 2013, 16:26 ET ASPCA: It's Okay to Give Pets as Gifts. Really.

Just in time for the busiest gift-giving season of the year, new ASPCA research finds pets given as gifts are just as likely to be loved and...


Nov 26, 2013, 12:24 ET ASPCA & Subaru "Share the Love" to Help Animals Left Homeless for the Holidays

As part of the 6th annual Subaru "Share the Love" event, the ASPCA and Subaru provide grant funding for animal transports, adoption events...


Nov 14, 2013, 12:05 ET Message to National Chicken Council: "Put Welfare First!"

ASPCA, thousands of supporters urge chicken industry's trade association to address birds' crippling growth rates and inhumane living conditions in...


Nov 07, 2013, 12:10 ET ASPCA Announces 2013 Humane Awards Winners

Remarkable pit bull, inspiring young animal advocate, and therapeutic feline among those to be honored at annual luncheon  A group of...


Sep 30, 2013, 16:19 ET More than 56,000 Pets Saved in Three Months During 2013 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge

$600,000 in prize grants awarded in nationwide shelter contest The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to...