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May 21, 2020, 14:42 ET ASPCA Launches National Adoption Weekend Campaign from June 5 - 7 to Encourage Virtual Animal Adoptions During COVID-19 Crisis

The ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) has launched the ASPCA National Adoption Weekend, a nationwide adoption event ...


May 07, 2020, 09:52 ET ASPCA® Commits To Assisting 200,000 Animals Impacted by COVID-19 Crisis

In its first month since launching the ASPCA COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Initiative, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to ...


May 06, 2020, 13:00 ET Stella & Chewy's Donates More Than 800,000 Pet Food Meals to ASPCA COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Initiative to Feed Animals Across the Country

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today received an in-kind donation from Stella & Chewy's, premium...


Mar 23, 2020, 12:10 ET ASPCA Commits $5 Million in COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Initiative to Help Shelters and Pet Owners

To assist pet owners and shelters affected by the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, the ASPCA ® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to...


Mar 17, 2020, 11:48 ET ASPCA Shares Tips to Keep Pets Safe During COVID-19 Pandemic

Amid the growing concerns around the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, the ASPCA ® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ®) is...


Jan 29, 2020, 12:12 ET U.S. House Subcommittee Hears Testimony on Federal Legislation to Ban Horse Slaughter

The U.S. House Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing today on "Improving Safety and Transparency in America's ...


Dec 30, 2019, 09:07 ET ASPCA Invites Public to Detox from Factory-Farmed Food for One Week

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


Nov 05, 2019, 14:08 ET ASPCA® Participates In The Subaru Share the Love® Event For Twelfth Year In A Row

For the twelfth year in a row, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is participating as a national charity...


Oct 09, 2019, 09:00 ET Updated Guide Helps Farmers and Businesses Fund 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...


Oct 02, 2019, 12:04 ET The ASPCA Reveals Recipients of the 2019 Humane Awards

Every year, the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) honors animal heroes who help humans or other animals in...


Sep 04, 2019, 10:03 ET ASPCA and Wings of Rescue Fly Nearly 200 Homeless Animals in the Path of Hurricane Dorian to Safety

The ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) and Wings of Rescue are collaborating to transport nearly 200 homeless...


Aug 29, 2019, 13:32 ET ASPCA Announces Winners of the 2019 Help a Horse Home(SM) Challenge

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


Jul 24, 2019, 15:59 ET ASPCA Celebrates 500,000th Spay/Neuter Surgery in New York City

Today the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) marked a significant achievement by completing its 500,000th...


Jul 19, 2019, 16:24 ET ASPCA Urges Pet Owners to Take Precautions During Heat Wave

With a major heat wave hitting most of the United States this weekend, the ASPCA is warning pet owners that warm weather conditions can be dangerous...


Jun 27, 2019, 15:17 ET Animal protection groups applaud Senate bill to ban horse slaughter

Sens. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, introduced legislation today to...


Jun 18, 2019, 12:12 ET ASPCA Announces $45 Million Commitment to Help Animal Cruelty Victims and Low-Income Pet Owners

The ASPCA ® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ®) is announcing a groundbreaking, multi-year initiative to significantly...


May 24, 2019, 09:53 ET ASPCA® Assists Indiana Gaming Commission in Rescuing Nearly 600 Birds and Dogs from Animal Fighting Case

At the request of the Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC), the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) assisted with the...


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....