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May 10, 2019, 09:03 ET Kitten Season Sweeps the US, Creating a Tremendous Need for Life-Saving Foster Homes

Spring marks the beginning of "kitten season," a time of year when thousands of homeless kittens flood animal shelters across the country. Shelters...


Apr 25, 2019, 11:36 ET More than 170 Equine Organizations Compete in ASPCA Help a Horse Home Challenge(SM) to Increase Equine Adoptions Nationwide

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced the participants in its annual Help a Horse HomeSM: ASPCA ...


Apr 22, 2019, 14:24 ET Diverse Coalition of Stakeholders Announce Support for Proposal on the Non-Lethal and Humane Care of Wild Horses and Burros

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), Return to Freedom Wild Horse Conservation, the Humane Society of the...


Apr 14, 2019, 14:00 ET ASPCA Unveils New Mobile Adoptions Vehicle in Collaboration with Artist Subway Doodle

[Download PHOTOS here – and VIDEO (including of the design process) here – Credit ASPCA] Today the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of...


Apr 09, 2019, 09:47 ET ASPCA Files Federal Lawsuit Against USDA for Failure to Respond to FOIA Requests for Animal Welfare Records

The ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), with the assistance of Cooley LLP, yesterday filed a federal lawsuit...


Apr 04, 2019, 17:13 ET The ASPCA Gives 100,000 Animals Better Chance of Adoption through National Relocation Program

[PHOTOS available here – and VIDEO available here – Credit ASPCA] Today the ASPCA's (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®)...


Mar 18, 2019, 15:22 ET Human OTC Medications Lead ASPCA's Annual List of Top Toxins for Pets

Today the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) kicked off National Poison Prevention Week (March 17-23) with the release of its annual list of...


Mar 11, 2019, 09:52 ET New York Legislators Introduce Bill to Ban the Sale of Puppy Mill Dogs in Pet Stores

The ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) and the Humane Society of the United States applaud New York State Sen....


Jan 28, 2019, 11:32 ET ASPCA and NYPD Celebrate Five Years of Fighting Animal Abuse and Rescuing Victims Across NYC

Today the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is marking the five-year anniversary of its ground-breaking...


Nov 12, 2018, 13:15 ET ASPCA Assists Worth County Sheriff's Office in Seizure of Nearly 170 Dogs from Iowa Puppy Mill

At the request of the Worth County Sheriff's Office, the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is assisting with...


Oct 09, 2018, 13:40 ET New Research Points to Social Media as Important Tool for Animal Shelters and Rescues

Today the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) released the results of a new survey* conducted by Edge Research...


Sep 19, 2018, 15:26 ET ASPCA Files Lawsuit Against New Jersey Pet Store and Pet Leasing Company for Deceiving Consumers with Predatory Financing Arrangements

The ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today filed a lawsuit in New Jersey state court on behalf of Heather and...


Sep 17, 2018, 10:02 ET ASPCA Issues Challenge to Detox from Factory-Farmed Food

Today the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) announces its first Factory Farm Detox, a week-long consumer...


Aug 27, 2018, 13:54 ET ASPCA Releases First-of-its-Kind 360-Degree Video Depicting Lifesaving Rescue of Animals Impacted by Hurricane Maria

The ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today released its first-ever 360-degree video (aspca.org/disasters) putting...


Aug 22, 2018, 14:40 ET ASPCA Announces Winners of the Fifth Annual Help a Horse Day Contest

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced the 19 winners of its fifth annual ASPCA Help a Horse Day ...


Jul 16, 2018, 08:59 ET New Grocery Industry Report Indicates Strong Sales of Animal Welfare Certified Products, Interest to Stock More

Today the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) released a report co-authored with Technomic, summarizing the grocery...


Jun 15, 2018, 04:30 ET Photos/Video: ASPCA Helps Hawaii Island Humane Society Airlift Animals Endangered by Kilauea Volcano Eruptions

At the request of the Hawaii Island Humane Society (HIHS), the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) deployed its...


May 31, 2018, 11:54 ET ASPCA Urges Pet Owners to Prepare for Hurricane Season After Widespread Devastation in 2017

With June marking the official start of hurricane season and National Pet Preparedness Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about the...


May 23, 2018, 03:02 ET ASPCA Files Federal Lawsuit Against USDA for Suppressing Critical Animal Welfare Records

The ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), with the assistance of Cooley LLP, today filed a federal lawsuit against the U....


May 10, 2018, 10:23 ET ASPCA Opens Permanent, State-of-the-Art Behavioral Rehabilitation Center in Weaverville, North Carolina

The ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announces the official opening of its Behavioral Rehabilitation Center...


Apr 26, 2018, 11:54 ET More than 120 Equine Organizations Competing in 5th Annual ASPCA Help a Horse Day Contest to Find Homes for Horses

Today, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) launched a national campaign called "Raise the Barn" to coincide...


Apr 03, 2018, 02:20 ET ASPCA National Poll Reveals Dogfighting Goes Underreported Despite Hundreds of Thousands of Dogs Being Forced to Fight Nationwide

In advance of National Dogfighting Awareness Day on April 8, the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today released...


Mar 12, 2018, 03:56 ET ASPCA Opposes USDA's Withdrawal of Critical Organic Animal Welfare Rule

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) condemns today's decision by the United States Department of Agriculture...


Jan 03, 2018, 04:27 ET ASPCA Assists Nearly 22,000 Animals Impacted by Hurricane Maria in St. Croix

After spending more than three months in St. Croix, the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) has concluded its...


Dec 13, 2017, 11:10 ET Over 82,000 Say "No" to Slaughtering Chickens Even Faster

A coalition of animal welfare, consumer safety, and worker rights organizations announced today that more than 82,000 concerned members of the...