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Latest Press Releases
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for voting to prohibit the use of tax dollars to inspect U.S. horse slaughter facilities, reinstating a ban on domestic horse slaughter for the 2014 fiscal year.
Friday, January 10, 2014
The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today applauds Gov. Andrew Cuomo for enacting a measure to regulate pet dealers in New York State.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
The ASPCA today commends the U.S. Senate for passing the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act (S. 1171), which will enable veterinarians to more easily perform life-saving services for animals in crisis.
Monday, January 6, 2014
The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced that applications are now open in the 2014 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge, with $600,000 in prize grants to help shelters save more homeless cats and dogs.
Monday, January 6, 2014
The first “ag-gag,” or whistleblower suppression, bill of 2014 has been introduced, and will be heard in the Corrections and Criminal Law committee on Tuesday at the Indiana State House. In 2013, 11 states saw introductions of these bills aimed at covering up animal abuse, unsafe working conditions and environmental violations on industrial factory farms.
Friday, December 20, 2013
The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) announced today that it will wrap up its operational support in Spokane, Wash. next Monday, December 23 after helping Spokane County Regional Animal Protective Services (SCRAPS) find placement for the majority of horses seized during an animal cruelty investigation last month.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s release of its long-awaited policy is drawing criticism from a group of leading animal welfare organizations, including The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), Farm Sanctuary, Animal Welfare Approved, and the Animal Legal Defense Fund.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today released its list of the top 10 dog and cat stories of 2013. Selected by ASPCA staff, each captured national attention and illustrates the remarkable impact dogs and cats have on our lives.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today released findings from its latest research study, which busts a major myth about giving pets as gifts, potentially saving more homeless animals’ lives in the process.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
The ASPCA, as part of its national "No Pet Stores Puppies" campaign, urges holiday shoppers to help fight puppy mill cruelty by refusing to shop at pet stores and on websites that sell puppies.

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