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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...

Dec 12, 2013, 16:26 ET
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

Sep 10, 2013, 12:11 ET
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ASPCA Applauds USDA Rule Expanding Regulation of Puppy Mills

Closing inspection loophole for Internet dog breeders an important step The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to...

Aug 26, 2013, 12:10 ET
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367 Dogs Rescued in Multi-State Dog Fighting Case, Second Largest in U.S. History

ASPCA, The HSUS assist in seizing dogs in Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia in case led by Auburn Police, FBI, U.S. Attorney's Office  The...

Aug 21, 2013, 13:05 ET
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ASPCA and NYPD Establish Groundbreaking Partnership that Vastly Expands Protections for New York City's Animals

NYPD will take lead in responding to animal cruelty complaints; ASPCA increases forensics, direct care services for cruelty victims Historic...

Aug 16, 2013, 18:01 ET
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More than 36,000 Pets Saved in First Two Months of 2013 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge

Shelters Competing to Save More Lives, Earn More Than $600,000 in Prize Grants The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of...

Jul 29, 2013, 13:18 ET
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ASPCA, Coalition of Interest Groups Welcome Defeat of All 11 "Ag-Gag"/Anti-Whistleblower Bills in 2013

End of North Carolina session marks complete defeat for ag-gag/anti-whistleblower bills during 2013 legislative season The ASPCA® (The...