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Latest Press Releases
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Federal lawmakers today introduced a bill to require much needed protections for farm animals used for agricultural research at federal facilities. The bill follows a New York Times article that revealed egregious animal cruelty at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, a federal livestock research facility in Nebraska.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), the Animal Welfare Institute, The Humane Society of the United States, and the Humane Society Legislative Fund applaud the naming of Reps. Mike Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., and Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., as the new co-chairs of the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus for the 114th Congress.
Friday, January 30, 2015
The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced that in 2014 its Equine Fund awarded over $1.1 million in grants to support 169 equine rescues and sanctuaries across the country.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
The ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) and Maryland Votes for Animals were joined by advocates from across Maryland at 'Voices for Animals Day' in Annapolis today to meet state lawmakers to push for legislation to increase protections for animals.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced that it will offer a $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case of a malnourished pit bull mix that was found zipped inside a suitcase on Thursday afternoon in the south Bronx by NYPD officers.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
The ASPCA® today announced that thousands of animals and their families in Los Angeles were assisted in 2014 through the national animal welfare organization’s multi-year, $25 million commitment to save more animals in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. The ASPCA also announced that it will expand key elements of its services and programs in Los Angeles to assist more animals in 2015.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
The United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama concluded restitution hearings on Friday for individuals who pleaded guilty to dog fighting in the second largest dog fighting raid in U.S. history in August 2013. U.S. District Judge Keith Watkins ordered the defendants collectively responsible for $1,987,411.95—the largest ever ordered in a federal dog fighting case.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) has begun transporting dogs to various animal welfare agencies in 12 states following the removal of the animals back in October from Sabbath Memorial Dog Rescue Center (SMDRC), a self-described no-kill rescue group in Okeechobee, Fla.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
The ASPCA commended New Jersey lawmakers today for unanimously voting in favor of a bill requiring pet stores to disclose the origins of the dogs they sell and prohibit them from sourcing animals from breeders who fail to meet even the most basic care standards prescribed by federal and state law.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today applauds Ohio lawmakers for passing S.B. 177, which will help Ohio’s families and companion animals by giving judges the clear legal authority to include pets in protective orders for victims of domestic violence. The bill now heads to Gov. John Kasich to be signed into law.

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