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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...


May 19, 2016, 10:30 ET $10,000 ASPCA Grant Results in $10,000 Local Match for Habitat for Horses

Habitat for Horses today announced that the ASPCA Equine Fund recently offered a $10,000 grant to Habitat for Horses, if a donor(s) would...


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 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...


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...


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...


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 12, 2015, 15:07 ET Animal Planet Hosts WOOFSTOCK: ROAD TO PUPPY BOWL Free Festival at Chicago's Stadium Green at Soldier Field with Eyes on Setting a Guinness World Record

 No city loves their pets more than the Windy City, so on Saturday, June 27, Animal Planet is hosting a free festival celebrating pet adoption...


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 17, 2015, 13:05 ET Habitat for Horses Awarded Generous Grant by ASPCA

 Habitat for Horses today announced the receipt of a $14,000 grant, awarded by the ASPCA Equine Fund to assist in the extraordinary costs...


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...


Mar 17, 2015, 13:04 ET Virgin America Launches 'Operation Chihuahua' Airlift And 'Lucky Dog' Fare Sale

 Today, Virgin America, San Francisco's hometown airline, is assisting the City of San Francisco Animal Care & Control (SF ACC) by flying...


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...


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...