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Sep 27, 2017, 12:46 ET ASPCA Assists FEMA to Identify Critical Animal Needs in St. Croix Following Hurricane Maria

At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) has...


Sep 15, 2017, 17:18 ET ASPCA Continues to Help Hundreds of Animals Displaced by Hurricane Irma through Field Rescue, Relocation & Emergency Sheltering

In response to Hurricane Irma, the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) has been on the ground in Florida and South...


Sep 08, 2017, 10:23 ET ASPCA Assists Agencies throughout South Carolina, Florida with Pre-Evacuation Efforts in Anticipation of Hurricane Irma

In anticipation of Hurricane Irma, the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is actively engaging with agencies...


Sep 01, 2017, 08:56 ET ASPCA Supporting Houston SPCA in Assisting Animals Displaced by Flooding Following Hurricane Harvey

In support of the Houston SPCA, the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is deploying its disaster response team to...


Aug 30, 2017, 19:44 ET ASPCA Assisting Displaced Animals in Galveston, Following Devastating Flooding after Hurricane Harvey

At the request of the Galveston County Animal Resource Center, the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) has deployed...


Aug 22, 2017, 19:29 ET ASPCA Denounces Suppression of Vital Data in Diminished USDA Dog Breeder Database

The ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) today denounced the brazen inadequacy of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's...


Aug 16, 2017, 13:30 ET ASPCA and the Petco Foundation Partner to Grant $1.5 Million to Dogs Playing For Life to Expand Life-Saving Playgroups Nationwide

The ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) and the Petco Foundation are teaming up to provide a substantial grant of $1.5 ...


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 ASPCA Help a Horse ...


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 lawsuit...


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 Center ...


Feb 14, 2017, 12:47 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 of ...


Jan 27, 2017, 10:00 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 for...


Jan 18, 2017, 10:54 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, 02:41 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...


Apr 12, 2016, 05:09 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 Help a Horse...


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 150th...


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 150th...


Dec 14, 2015, 01:23 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, 05:45 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 addressing the...


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 nearly 100 animal...


Oct 26, 2015, 04:27 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 shelter, and ...


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 Challenge," in ...


Sep 21, 2015, 01:32 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...