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Latest Press Releases
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.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is teaming up with feline phenomenon Lil BUB to help special cats in need across the country.
Friday, February 21, 2014
The ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) convened local animal advocates and state lawmakers in Hartford today for its first-ever Connecticut Voices for Animals Day. There they encouraged lawmakers to support a phase-out of the sale of commercially-bred animals in the state’s pet shops as a way to curb the inhumane treatment of dogs in large-scale, inhumane commercial breeding facilities known as puppy mills.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
At a press conference with state lawmakers today, greyhound protection group GREY2K USA and the ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) released a report and video revealing that 74 racing greyhounds died in Florida between May 31 and December 31, 2013.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Together with local agencies and city officials in a press conference at City Hall, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today officially launched its ASPCA Partner Community program in Albuquerque, N.M. in an effort to save the lives of more at-risk and homeless pets through a collaborative effort called The ASPCA Partnership.
Sunday, February 9, 2014
At the request of the New York State Attorney General’s Office, the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®)—in conjunction with the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office and New York State Police—is assisting in the forensic evidence collection, removal, transport and sheltering of as many as 3,000 fighting roosters from three counties spanning Queens, Kings and Ulster, N.Y.
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Animal Care & Control of NYC (AC&C) unveiled its first dedicated Mobile Adoption Center, sponsored by the ASPCA and FENWICK KEATS Real Estate in Union Square Park on Sunday, celebrating the milestone with an inaugural adoption event featuring animals from AC&C who are looking for loving homes.


ASPCA in the News

huffingtonpost.com – May 29, 2014
How to Fight a Puppy Mill

dnainfo.com – May 28, 2014
ASPCA to Open Facility for Orphaned Kittens and Abused Dogs

petcarenews.com – May 28, 2014
5 Ways to be an Effective Advocate for Animals

usatoday.com – May 24, 2014
Senior dogs still have love to give

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