Annual Adoption Center Data
Download (.pdf) the 2010 Statistical Table for the ASPCA, prepared for Maddie's Fund
In 2010, the ASPCA placed over 3,540 animals into loving homes.
- A significant number of the animals entering the ASPCA Adoption Center were seized or rescued by the ASPCA’s Anti-Cruelty Center as a result of abuse or neglect. The ASPCA is the only organization charged with enforcement of animal cruelty laws in New York City's five boroughs. In addition, the ASPCA operates a Cruelty Intervention & Advocacy program to help animals that are victims of hoarding or neglectful conditions that do not constitute criminal charges but that require assistance in re-homing at-risk animals in New York City’s five boroughs. On a national scale, the ASPCA also operates a Field Investigation and Response division which assists communities in aiding animals that are victims of abuse or neglect; the ASPCA Adoption Center is also involved in assisting in re-homing some of these animal victims. For all of the above challenged populations of animals, the ASPCA provides state-of-the art veterinary care and behavior modification programs in the hopes of rehabilitating these needy animals. Unfortunately, in some cases, the animals are damaged beyond repair and euthanasia is the only option.
- The ASPCA Adoption Center is forced to euthanize a small number of animals due to severe medical conditions that compromise the pet's quality of life, or serious behavioral conditions, such as aggression, that cannot be remediated by our training professionals.
- To combat the problem of pet homelessness in New York City's five boroughs, the ASPCA's Mobile Spay Neuter program provides free and low-cost spay/neuter and vaccination services to pets in underserved communities.