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Latest Press Releases
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), in coordination with Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC), today announced the establishment of two new funds totaling $500,000 to support New York City’s homeless pets.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today commended the members of the New York Legislature for passing two bills during the final days of the state's 2015 session to protect animals in peril.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Many pet owners will celebrate July 4th with barbeques, pool parties and fireworks, but they may not realize these seemingly harmless traditions can have catastrophic consequences for their four-legged family members.
Monday, June 22, 2015
Following today’s commendable decision by the U.S. Sentencing Commission (USSC) to consider revising the federal sentencing guidelines for animal fighting, the ASPCA is launching a campaign -- including a compelling new video -- urging the public to actively support stronger sentencing guidelines.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today revealed the seven winners of the 2015 ASPCA Help a Horse Day contest, a nationwide grant competition for equine rescues and sanctuaries to raise awareness about the year-round work they do to save and care for at-risk horses. The three grand prize winners received $10,000 each, while the runners up were awarded $5,000 to support their ongoing efforts to protect horses.
Thursday, June 4, 2015
June is National Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month, and the ASPCA is celebrating by encouraging the public to consider adopting one of the 3.4 million cats that enter shelters each year.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is profoundly disappointed by the North Carolina Legislature’s decision to cater to abusive industries and put animals, children, the elderly, and veterans in jeopardy by overriding HB 405, a dangerous ag-gag bill that will prevent whistleblowing employees from exposing illegal or unethical activities happening at any business.
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
At the request of the Polk County Sheriff’s Department and St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office, the ASPCA is assisting with the seizure of nearly 1,200 birds from four properties associated with cockfighting in Polk and St. Croix counties in Wisconsin.
Monday, June 1, 2015
A Fair Shake For Youth, a nonprofit group that offers under-served middle schoolers the opportunity to work hands-on with therapy and rescue dogs, is expanding its educational program, made possible by a $10,000 grant from the ASPCA. The program helps children learn respect for animals, empathy, and self-esteem by forming relationships with the dogs and training the dogs through positive reinforcement.


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