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Latest Press Releases
Thursday, February 5, 2009
NEW YORK — The ASPCA today estimated that between 500,000 and 1 million cats and dogs in the United States are at risk of becoming homeless as a result of the continuing economic downturn. “According to national financial estimates, approxi...
Friday, January 30, 2009
NEW YORK— In a hearing at City Hall today, the ASPCA is urging the New York City Council Committee on Consumer Affairs to support Intro. 658-A to ban carriage horse operations in New York City and oppose Intro. 653-A, which would eliminate the ...
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
NEW YORK—As the downturn in the economy continues, the ASPCA today responded to the flurry of recent media reports about pets being both left behind in foreclosed homes and abandoned in shelters. The ASPCA wants to remind pet parents everywhere...
Monday, January 19, 2009
Pat Johnson, Saddlebred Rescue (908) 304-3560 [email protected] NEW YORK—The ASPCA has recently awarded a grant of $4,630 from the ASPCA Equine Fund to Saddlebred Rescue Inc. The grant will be used to provide a new ...
Thursday, January 15, 2009
NEW YORK—The ASPCA today announced its venture with the University of Florida to develop the nation’s first ASPCA Veterinary Forensic Sciences Program within an educational institution. The ASPCA Program will promote the application of fore...
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...

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