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Latest Press Releases
Thursday, January 8, 2009
NEW YORK, January 8, 2009—NEW YORK--The ASPCA today announced its endorsement of The Association of Shelter Veterinarians’ (ASV) Veterinary Medical Care Guidelines for Spay-Neuter Programs, a milestone in the animal welfare industry. A task...
Friday, January 2, 2009
NEW YORK, January 2, 2009— The ASPCA today announced that its premiere ‘Animal CSI’, Dr. Melinda Merck, Senior Director of Veterinary Forensics for the ASPCA, assisted in the recent animal cruelty investigation involving embattled rapper DMX. ...
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
NEW YORK, December 31, 2008 - Last Friday, December 27, Humane Law Enforcement agents of the ASPCA arrested Rafael Lauda in front of 78 Richmond Terrace in Staten Island on multiple charges stemming from an automobile accident. On December...
Thursday, December 18, 2008
NEW YORK, December 18, 2008—During the busy—and very often cold—holiday season, carriage horse rides seem to be a staple of tourist activity in New York City. The ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals would like the p...
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
NEW YORK, December 17, 2008—Last Sunday, December 14, Humane Law Enforcement agents of the ASPCA arrested Jennifer Vias of Manhattan for neglecting her one-year-old male pit bull. An ASPCA Special Agent discovered an extremely thin and dirt...
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
NEW YORK, December 16, 2008— In response to recent news reports regarding Vice President-Elect Joe Biden’s new German Shepherd puppy and subsequent reports that the Pennsylvanian Department of Agriculture just last week issued five warnings and...
Friday, December 12, 2008
NEW YORK — Last Friday, December 12, Humane Law Enforcement agents of the ASPCA arrested Zaquana Gordon of Staten Island for neglecting her three-year-old male pit bull. On November 6, the ASPCA was notified of an extremely thin male dog a...
Thursday, December 11, 2008
NEW YORK, December 11, 2008 - The ASPCA today announced that on the one-year anniversary of the unveiling of its state-of-the-art "Mobile Animal Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) Unit" was hard at work, assisting in yesterday's raid of a major do...
Thursday, December 4, 2008
NEW YORK, December 4, 2008 - Humane Law Enforcement agents of the ASPCA arrested Cedric Flemming of the Bronx on November 20 for neglecting his seven-year-old dog, a female St. Bernard mix. ASPCA Special Agent John DeLaTorre responded t...
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
NEW YORK, November 5, 2008 - The ASPCA today applauded the flurry of recent news reports that the Obama Family will consider adopting a shelter dog when they choose their new family pet for the White House. "The unconditional love we get f...


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washingtonpost.com – April 3, 2014
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abcnews.go.com – March 28, 2014
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Today – February 20, 2014
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washingtontimes.com – February 21, 2014
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connectionnewspapers.com – February 20, 2014
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wtsp.com – February 19, 2014
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mysuncoast.com – February 19, 2014
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huffingtonpost.com – February 17, 2014
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