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Latest Press Releases
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The ASPCA today announced that applications are now open in the 2013 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge, with $600,000 in prize grants to help shelters save more homeless cats and dogs. ...
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The ASPCA is urging pet owners to reclaim their animals at its post-Hurricane Sandy emergency boarding facility this week as it winds down its operation. The ASPCA boarding facility was established in mid-November in the Bedford–Stuyvesant...
Monday, December 31, 2012
The ASPCA today welcomed the new federal rule issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) requiring facilities regulated by the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) to create contingency plans for emergencies to better protect animals during disaster...
Friday, December 28, 2012
The ASPCA today confirmed that it has reached a settlement and is ending 12 years of litigation with Feld Entertainment, Inc., the producer of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. As part of the settlement, the organization does not admit to...
Friday, December 21, 2012
NEW YORK–The ASPCA today applauds the U.S. Congress for passing legislation to protect military dogs. Included as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013, the measure provides significant steps for the...
Monday, December 17, 2012
The ASPCA today announced its participation in the fifth annual Subaru “Share the Love” event, now underway....
Friday, December 14, 2012
The ASPCA today applauded Gov. Rick Snyder and Michigan legislators for enacting three key pieces of animal welfare legislation. The new laws strengthen the existing penalties for those who participate in animal fighting, by allowing for the...
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The ASPCA today announced the arrest of Jordan Heuer for attacking, injuring and causing the death of an opossum inside Peck Park in Fresh Meadows, Queens. ...
Friday, December 7, 2012
The ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) today announced two new additions to its Field Investigations and Response team. Dr. Sarah Kirk will serve as the medical director for large-scale animal cruelty and disaster...
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The ASPCA announced today that its Animal Poison Control Center has officially handled 2 million cases since its inception in 1978. The record breaking call involved a domestic longhair cat whose owner suspected exposure to a new houseplant. ...


ASPCA in the News

washingtontimes.com – April 3, 2014
13 arrested in Milwaukee dogfighting investigation

jsonline.com – April 3, 2014
12 Milwaukee residents charged in dogfighting investigation

washingtonpost.com – April 3, 2014
Md. General Assembly makes all dog owners liable for attack regardless of animal’s breed

abcnews.go.com – March 28, 2014
Critics: Kentucky Senators 'Snuck' 'Ag-Gag' into Animal Rights Bill

Today – February 20, 2014
Chow down! Homemade food for your pooch

washingtontimes.com – February 21, 2014
Animal advocates lobby state on pet shop breeders

connectionnewspapers.com – February 20, 2014
Letter: Ending Fox Penning

wtsp.com – February 19, 2014
74 Greyhounds killed at Florida tracks in seven months

mysuncoast.com – February 19, 2014
Groups push state lawmakers to increase regulation of dog racing

huffingtonpost.com – February 17, 2014
Michigan Wolves Don't Need to Die