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Sep 01, 2015, 02:49 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 Angeles Animal...


Jul 22, 2015, 04:18 ET ASPCA and NYC Police Foundation Partner to Offer Rewards in Animal Cruelty Cases

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) and the New York City Police Foundation today announced a collaboration...


Jun 22, 2015, 05:21 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 animal...


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 celebrating by...


Apr 22, 2015, 06:16 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 of...


Apr 14, 2015, 03:34 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 Horse Day...


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 featured in ...


Feb 10, 2015, 05:29 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 report...


Jan 22, 2015, 11:53 ET ASPCA Assists Thousands of Animals and Families in the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area in 2014; Expands Services to Save More Animals in 2015

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced that thousands of animals and their families in Los...


Nov 03, 2014, 01:00 ET ASPCA Announces 2014 Humane Award Winners

A group of outstanding animals and people – including a therapy cat, a 10-year-old girl with a special wish, a twelve-term Congressman and a...


Oct 07, 2014, 03:00 ET More than 68,000 Animals Saved During 2014 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced that 68,805 dogs and cats were adopted during the...


Sep 02, 2014, 10:40 ET Treat My Chicken Right: ASPCA Survey Shows Consumers Want More Humanely Raised Chicken, Feel it Leads to Safer Chicken Products

As the poultry industry kicks off its annual month-long celebration of chicken this September, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of ...


Aug 26, 2014, 10:15 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 intentions don't always ...


Aug 15, 2014, 01:13 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 of...


Jun 27, 2014, 09:54 ET 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, 05:32 ET 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 Ray $100K...


Apr 14, 2014, 01:41 ET 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 announced...


Apr 08, 2014, 11:09 ET 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 Animals®) designates...


Feb 27, 2014, 11:12 ET 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 collaboration in...


Jan 28, 2014, 12:43 ET ASPCA and Award-winning Animal Advocate Jill Rappaport Team to Develop TV Series and Prime-time Special Celebrating Shelter Pets

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) and award-winning animal advocate Jill Rappaport, announced today they...


Jan 17, 2014, 06:09 ET 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 use of tax...


Jan 16, 2014, 02:47 ET ASPCA, University of Florida Announce Country's First Graduate Program in Veterinary Forensic Sciences

Recognizing the need for continued education in the field of veterinary forensic sciences, the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty ...


Dec 12, 2013, 04:26 ET ASPCA: It's Okay to Give Pets as Gifts. Really.

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today released findings from its latest research study, which busts a...


Nov 26, 2013, 12:24 ET ASPCA & Subaru "Share the Love" to Help Animals Left Homeless for the Holidays

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced the launch of the ASPCA and Subaru "Share the Love" event ...


Nov 14, 2013, 12:05 ET Message to National Chicken Council: "Put Welfare First!"

In an open letter delivered today to the National Chicken Council (NCC), the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), ...