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Nov 07, 2013, 12:10 ET ASPCA Announces 2013 Humane Awards Winners

A group of outstanding animals and people—including a cat who provided support for a solider on the front lines of the War in Afghanistan and a...


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

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) applauds the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for issuing a final...


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

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) and The Humane Society of the United States, at the request of the United ...


Aug 21, 2013, 01:05 ET ASPCA and NYPD Establish Groundbreaking Partnership that Vastly Expands Protections for New York City's Animals

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


Aug 16, 2013, 06:01 ET More than 36,000 Pets Saved in First Two Months of 2013 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced that 36,790 pets were adopted or reunited with their...


Jul 29, 2013, 01:18 ET ASPCA, Coalition of Interest Groups Welcome Defeat of All 11 "Ag-Gag"/Anti-Whistleblower Bills in 2013

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) and a broad spectrum of public interest groups today welcomed the defeat...


Jul 22, 2013, 02:00 ET ASPCA Grants $10,000 to National District Attorneys Association

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced that it has awarded a grant of $10,000 to the National...


Jul 16, 2013, 03:52 ET More than 18,000 Pets Saved in First Month of 2013 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced that 18,336 pets were adopted or reunited with their...


Jun 28, 2013, 02:36 ET Animal Welfare Groups, New Mexico Leaders Appalled by USDA's Decision to Process Application for Horse Slaughter Plant Inspections

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), and Animal Protection of New Mexico are...


Jun 22, 2013, 01:44 ET ASPCA Reaches Major Milestone, Completes Work in The Carroll Petrie Foundation Dog Rescue Project

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced that it has completed its work in The Carroll Petrie...


Jun 20, 2013, 05:01 ET ASPCA Commends Senate Appropriations Committee for Voting to Eliminate Funds for Inspection of U.S. Horse Slaughter Facilities

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) commends the members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee for...


Jun 13, 2013, 02:43 ET ASPCA Commends House Appropriations Committee for Voting to Eliminate Funds for Inspection of U.S. Horse Slaughter Facilities

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) commends the members of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee for...


Jun 12, 2013, 12:17 ET ASPCA Launches Consumer Tool Linking Puppies Sold in Pet Stores with Licensed Inhumane Breeders

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced the launch of a new tool on its "No Pet Store Puppies"...


Jun 11, 2013, 10:22 ET ASPCA Commends U.S. Senate for Passing Strong Animal Fighting Provision in Farm Bill

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) commends the U.S. Senate for passing the Animal Fighting Spectator...


Jun 06, 2013, 12:26 ET ASPCA Supports New Study on Management of Wild Horses in the U.S.

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) has announced its support of the National Academy of Sciences' (NAS)...


Jun 06, 2013, 06:14 ET ASPCA to Collaborate with New York Attorney General on Animal Protection Initiative

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) has announced that it will be working with the New York State Office of...


Jun 03, 2013, 07:24 ET ASPCA Welcomes U.S. House Passage of Bill to Protect North Carolina Wild Horse Herd

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for passing, without...


May 31, 2013, 10:42 ET 2013 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge Kicks Off Saturday at Shelters Nationwide

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is gearing up for tomorrow's start of the 2013 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K...


May 24, 2013, 03:12 ET ASPCA, IFAW, Code 3 Associates, RedRover & SAWA Assist Central OK Humane Society in Caring for Animals Displaced by Violent Tornado in Moore, Okla.

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), at the request of Central Oklahoma Humane Society (OK Humane) in...


May 23, 2013, 06:11 ET ASPCA Assists in Recovery of More Than 150 Dogs from Michigan Puppy Mill

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) Field Investigations and Response team is assisting with the removal and...


May 16, 2013, 02:09 ET U.S. House Agriculture Committee Delivers Mixed Results for Animal Welfare

On Wednesday, the U.S. House Agriculture Committee approved two amendments to the House Farm Bill (Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management...


May 02, 2013, 08:18 ET ASPCA Board of Directors Names Matthew Bershadker President and CEO

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced that it has named Matthew E. Bershadker President and CEO....


Mar 25, 2013, 03:19 ET ASPCA Assists State, Federal Authorities in Multi-state Dog Fighting Investigation

At the request of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the United States Attorney's Office, the ASPCA®...


Mar 13, 2013, 11:12 ET National Animal Welfare Groups, Veterinarians and Horse Owners Applaud Federal Efforts to Protect Horses and the Public

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), The Humane Society of the United...


Mar 12, 2013, 11:06 ET ASPCA Opens Behavioral Rehabilitation Center To Help Animal Victims of Cruelty

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