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Jun 28, 2017, 11:42 ET ASPCA Awards More Than $100K to Help a Horse Day Contest Winners

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today revealed the twelve winners in its fourth annual...


May 16, 2017, 13:06 ET ASPCA Files Lawsuit Against U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development Following Denial of Fee-Waived FOIA Request

The ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), with the assistance of Holland & Knight LLP, today filed a federal...


Apr 05, 2017, 10:48 ET ASPCA Partners with Maddie's Fund® to Support the "Million Cat Challenge"

The ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) has joined forces with Maddie's Fund®, the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine...


Mar 24, 2017, 15:45 ET Sen. Schumer Joins ASPCA in Urging USDA to Restore Public Access to Animal Welfare Data

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) was joined by U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) at the ASPCA Adoption...


Feb 14, 2017, 13:47 ET 10th Annual Veterinary Forensic Sciences Conference Explores Innovative Partnerships and New Advances May 16-18

Today the IVFSA (International Veterinary Forensic Sciences Association) in collaboration with the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention...


Jan 27, 2017, 11:00 ET Animal Care Centers of NYC Marks Record Placement of Homeless Animals in 2016

Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC), the only open-admission animal shelter serving all five boroughs, hit an all-time high year-end placement rate...


Jan 18, 2017, 11:54 ET ASPCA Commends USDA for Improving Lives of Animals Raised on Organic Farms

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) commends the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National...


Jan 10, 2017, 09:00 ET New Resource Provides Farmers with Comprehensive Guide to Animal Welfare Certification

Today the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) and Vermont Law School's Center for Agriculture and Food Systems...


Dec 15, 2016, 14:41 ET ASPCA Awards More Than $200,000 to Winning Shelters in '150 Days of Rescue' Contest

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today revealed the six winning shelters in the '150 Days of Rescue'...


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...