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Latest Press Releases
Monday, October 5, 2009
NEW YORK — The ASPCA today announced a grant of $4,000 to New Leash on Life (formerly The Humane Association of Wilson County) in Lebanon, Tenn. The grant funding will be used by the organization to spay/neuter and vaccinate a minimum of 160 fe...
Monday, October 5, 2009
NEW YORK—The ASPCA today announced a grant of $5,000 to the Willamette Humane Society in Salem, Ore.  The grant funding will be used by the group to provide neglected and abused equines with hay and medical care while they are in protective cus...
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
NEW YORK — The ASPCA has awarded $10,000 to the Humane Society of North Texas to support current and anticipated activities related to ongoing equine and livestock investigations and rescue. Funds will be dedicated to equine rescue and rehabili...
Monday, September 28, 2009
NEW YORK— Several Animal Behavior Experts from the ASPCA will be in Parris Island, S.C. from October 6-8 to conduct behavior assessments of over 100 dogs living with their pet parents who could potentially be subject to a breed ban in the Tri-C...
Monday, September 14, 2009
NEW YORK—The ASPCA has confirmed, through the Humane Society of Missouri, that four defendants in Missouri pled guilty today to federal dog fighting charges stemming from the largest dog fighting raid in U.S. history, which took place last July...
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
NEW YORK– The ASPCA issued a statement from President and CEO Ed Sayres prompted by the recent death of the Richmond SPCA CEO's dog: "The ASPCA was deeply saddened to learn of the tragic death of Louie, Richmond SPCA CEO Robin Starr's belov...
Friday, August 14, 2009
NEW YORK — Ed Sayres, President and CEO of The ASPCA issued the following statement today following the announcement that Michael Vick has signed a two-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles: "Commissioner Roger Goodell and the Philadel...
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
NEW YORK—Three of the country’s most prominent animal welfare organizations—in what they are terming the most significant financial litigation in animal welfare history—have filed suit in New York’s  Surrogate Court to intervene in the matter o...
Monday, July 27, 2009
NEW YORK— The ASPCA today issued a statement from ASPCA President and CEO Ed Sayres in response to suspended NFL star and convicted dogfighter Michael Vick's conditional reinstatement to the National Football League: "Leaders are challenged...
Monday, July 20, 2009
NEW YORK— The ASPCA issued a statement from ASPCA President and CEO Ed Sayres prompted by suspended NFL star and convicted dogfighter Michael Vick's release today from federal custody: "I have spent over 35 years in animal welfare, and curr...


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