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Jun 02, 2015, 09:57 ET
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

Apr 14, 2014, 13:41 ET
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Equine Rescue Groups Compete to Help At-Risk Horses on ASPCA Help a Horse Day, April 26

NEW YORK, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today...

Apr 08, 2014, 11:09 ET
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ASPCA Declares April 8 "National Dog Fighting Awareness Day"

 As part of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month in April, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to...

Feb 27, 2014, 11:12 ET
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ASPCA and Urban Resource Institute Announce Partnership in Support of URIPALS, NYC's First-Ever Program to House Domestic Violence Victims with Their Pets

The ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) and Urban Resource Institute (URI) today announced their...

Jan 28, 2014, 12:43 ET
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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
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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
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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...