Tara Munoz had never shared her home with a cat before, but when she and her husband visited the ASPCA Adoption Center in Manhattan, she quickly met her first feline match. The couple adopted a friendly cat named Caesar, and it was love at first paw. She shared the following story with us:
In December 2012, my family and I adopted Caesar from the ASPCA in New York City. He adapted very well to our home, and we think he is the "purrfect" addition.
The adoption process was very thorough, informative and the volunteers were great.When we were looking at the cats inside the cat room, Caesar came down from his post and up to my husband. He rubbed against him and offered his paw—it was the cutest thing I have ever seen. Caesar stole my heart from that moment on. He chose us!
Caesar loves to play with his toys, and he always makes us laugh the way he plays with his scratching post. I've never had a cat before, but my husband had cats throughout most of his childhood life. Adopting Caesar has definitely been a wonderful learning and loving experience. Caesar has brought me joy and happiness that I could never imagine.
Thanks to the ASPCA for their service. Caesar is the best!
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Guess what?! Miley Cyrus has added yet another adorable pooch to her ever-growing canine clan. Bean, a tiny, tan Chihuahua mix, may be the most recent pet to join to Miley’s family, but she’s certainly not the first. In fact, just last May, Miley and her fiancé, Liam Hemsworth, adopted a rescued Lab mix named Mary Jane.
In addition to Mary Jane and Bean—or “little burrito,” as Miley’s nicknamed her—Miley shares her home with Happy, a Rottweiler/Beagle mix; Mate, a German Shepherd; and Floyd, an Alaskan Klee Kai.
Paws up to Miley and her dedication to helping homeless pets!
Looking to become the proud parent of a rescued pet yourself? Check out our Adoption Section to find a lovable companion near you!
Holy moly, cuteness! Imagine our surprise when ASPCA staffers found two little piglets abandoned outside our Spay/Neuter Clinic in Queens, New York. The pot-bellied duo was locked inside a cat carrier left outside the building’s garage entrance. We immediately called our friends at Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary to see if they could lend a hand.
“We were happy to help,” says Sheila Hyslop, Woodstock’s sanctuary manager. “The boy, whom we named Humpty, was just neutered, and his sister, Dena, was given a clean bill of health, too.”
The sanctuary is following up with families who have expressed interest in adopting the butterballs and will be conducting site visits to check out possible homes.
“As I'm sure you can imagine, these babies are charming everyone they meet,” Hyslop tells us with a chuckle. “And, if possible, they seem to be getting cuter every day!”
This week, we’re beginning to wind down the Brooklyn emergency boarding facility we opened in November for Sandy victims’ pets and pets found in the aftermath. We’re trying as hard as ever to reunite the remaining animals with their families—and we need your help!
Since the boarding facility opened, the ASPCA and other local agencies have been working around the clock to track down the families of lost pets through grassroots outreach, flyers, advertising, public service announcements and the Animal Care & Control of NYC’s lost pets website.
To date, we’ve reunited more than 100 pets with their families, but nearly 140 displaced animals still remain at the emergency shelter. Of course, any unclaimed pets will receive the best possible placement when the facility closes, but we’d love for them to go home with their original families.
That’s why we need you to share the information below!
If you or someone you know is missing a pet post-Sandy, please tell them to come to the ASPCA emergency boarding facility (at 1508 Herkimer St. in Brooklyn) as soon as possible, or visit the lost Sandy pets site to view all lost pets residing at the facility. Pet parents who wish to reclaim their pets from the boarding facility should also call the Hurricane Sandy Pet Hotline at 347-573-1561..
Is it snowing by you? Well, you could have snow all year long by adopting one of our furry snowballs! These frosty white pets promise cozier snuggles than a snowman and are guaranteed to keep you toasty on cold winter’s night. Check out their cute photos now! And remember, even if you can’t adopt a new pet today, you can help find these cuties a home by sharing their photos on your Facebook and Twitter pages.
Are you already the proud parent of an adopted or rescued snowball? Let us know by commenting below!