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Latest Press Releases
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) applauds Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe for signing three bills to protect animals and pet owners during the 2014 legislative session.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
As part of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month in April, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) designates April 8 National Dog Fighting Awareness Day to raise awareness of the prevalence of dog fighting in the U.S., reveal little-known truths about the blood sport, and encourage animal lovers nationwide to take action against one of the most brutal forms of animal cruelty.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
In a new report released today by the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), the Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) reveals that human medications once again tops the list of toxins most commonly ingested by pets. Within the human medications category, a majority of cases (4,151) involved cardiac medications used often to control heart rate and blood pressure.
Thursday, March 13, 2014
The ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) commends the Massachusetts House of Representatives for passing S.1172, which would require local governments to include strategies in their emergency operations plans to support the needs of people with household pets or service animals in the event of a natural or man-made disaster. The Senate passed this bill in 2013, and it now heads to Gov. Deval Patrick to be signed into law.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
The ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) today invited California law students to advocate in support of animal welfare legislation at the first-ever ‘California Legal Voices for Animals Day.’ At the Sacramento event, students engaged state lawmakers on issues impacting the welfare of California’s animals, including legislation to address the regulation on dogs imported into the state, abandoned animals, and tax deductions on adoption fees.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
The ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) has provided a $12,500 grant to Unleashed—a non-profit group that builds confidence and purpose in young girls—to launch after-school programs in middle schools across New York City that aim to empower girls by advocating for animal welfare.
Monday, March 3, 2014
The Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA), in coordination with animal welfare advocates, including the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), recently released a statement of principles to provide prosecutors and criminal justice partners with the training and resources necessary to raise awareness of the connection between animal abuse and other violent crimes.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) Cruelty Intervention Advocacy (CIA) program is partnering with New York Cares and the New York City Police Department (NYPD) Community Affairs Office to launch ‘Operation Gimme Shelter,’ a pilot program to provide free dog houses to at-risk pets.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced that it awarded close to $17.5 million in the form of 1,880 cash grants to more than 1,100 unique organizations in 2013, nearly $500,000 more than was awarded the previous year.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
The ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) and Urban Resource Institute (URI) today announced their collaboration in support of URI’s PALS (People and Animals Living Safely) program, New York City’s first-ever initiative to shelter domestic violence victims with their pets.

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