Meet Madison! This energetic, doe-eyed beauty would make a perfect companion for an experienced adopter with lots of love to give and playtime to spare. Madison is a sweet and curious pup who loves most people she meets! A natural-born adventurer, Madison loves to explore and go for walks, but would do best with an adopter who doesn’t mind some light pulling, as she is sometimes excited to say hello to dog buddies that she meets at the park or in the street.
Madison already knows how to sit and stay, and is eager to learn new tricks, especially when her favorite treats are involved. She would do best in a home with teens and up. Adopt Madison today!
Are you ready to meet your four-legged match? October is a great time to adopt a pet! The fourth annual ASPCA Mega Match-a-Thon Presented by Subaru, happening throughout the month of October, seeks to save as many shelter animals as possible through high-volume community adoption events across the country.
The ASPCA has provided $160,000 in grants for Mega Match-a-Thon, made possible by Subaru as part of our participation in the Subaru "Share the Love" event last year. We provided funding to 16 animal welfare organizations who have committed to adopting out a minimum of 300 animals at their respective Mega Match-a-Thon events.
Grantees will host their large-scale adoption events during one of four weekends between October 2 and October 26. Select Subaru retailers in grantee communities will be partnering with grantees to support Mega Match-a-Thon as well as Subaru Loves Pets month.
Last year's Mega Match-a-Thon event resulted in 4,865 lives saved. We’re setting the bar even higher this year, so please help us reach our goal of 6,000 adoptions! Here's how you can participate:
Attend an event and adopt a new pet, or, volunteer at your local shelter.
Spread the word! Share our event directory on your social media networks and encourage your friends and family to make pet adoption their first option throughout the month of October—and every month of the year.
In January 2015, the ASPCA and the NYPD teamed up to rescue and remove nearly 180 rabbits from a neglectful situation in Brooklyn, New York. The rabbits, who were not spayed or neutered, were living in squalid conditions and many were suffering from multiple injuries and illnesses. After the rapid rescue, which took place on two different days, one of which was during a blizzard, the ASPCA examined and helped provide veterinary care for all of the seized bunnies.
St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center—the current home of the ASPCA’s Behavioral Rehabilitation Center in Madison, New Jersey—took in 77 of the rescued rabbits and has provided them much-needed care and compassion over the past several months. The bunnies, now happy, healthy and thriving, have recently been spayed or neutered and are now available for adoption.
“We are grateful to St. Hubert’s and other animal welfare organizations for taking in these bunnies rescued by the NYPD,” said Howard Lawrence, Vice President of the ASPCA Anti-Cruelty Group. “This gives these vulnerable animals the best chance of moving into the safe and loving homes they deserve.”
If you are interested in adopting one of these sweet bunnies, please visit St. Hubert’s Madison shelter at 575 Woodland Avenue during open hours, Sunday through Tuesday from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM and Wednesday through Saturday from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM, or call (973)-377-2295 for more information.
Update—October 1, 2015: To kick off Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, we dropped by the Today Show this morning with Subaru of America to remind viewers why they should make adoption their first option when picking their pet—and to introduce a very lucky pup to his new adopters! If you missed the segment, you can watch it here. If you’re in the New York City area and looking to bring a home a shelter dog of your own, head over to the ASPCA Adoption Center or check out our list of adoptable dogs today. _____________________
October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, and there’s no better way to celebrate than by bringing home a furry friend from your local shelter. But did you know that large dogs can sometimes be overlooked by potential families because of the misconception that big dogs require big homes? The truth is while these dogs have a huge amount of love to give, they don’t need a mansion to be happy.
That’s why, this Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, we’re shining a spotlight on the larger-than-life pooches out there with our Big Love campaign to prove that when it comes to adoption, what matters most isn’t the size of your home—it’s the size of your heart!
As part of the Big Love campaign, the ASPCA Adoption Center in New York City is offering a very special promotion that gives you the chance to take home a big dog for a very small cost. For the entire month of October, all dogs over 30 pounds will have their weight subtracted from their adoption fee.
Plus, every ASPCA pet is spayed or neutered, up-to-date on vaccines and microchipped. All dog adopters will go home with a free collar, leash and ID tag, and a voucher for a free visit to the ASPCA Animal Hospital.
Don’t Forget to Enter our Big Love Contest! This October, tell us why you think BIG dogs rock and you’ll be automatically entered to win a pair of Pet Pal Pillows from Pottery Barn! And if you’re already a proud parent of a bigger-sized dog, share your pet’s photo on social media with the hashtag #BigLove. Be sure to tag us in the photo at @ASPCA and we’ll share our favorites!
Meet Martika! This confident beauty is looking for a lots of love in the home of an experienced cat adopter where she can be the leading lady. Martika is an affectionate and adventurous lady who shows her feelings in big ways, but prefers not to have to share the stage with other cats.
When meeting new people for the first time, Martika may be shy. New friends should greet her gently, or allow her to be the first to approach. Adopt Martika today!
Martika is available for adoption at the ASPCA Adoption Center. If you are interested in adopting Martika, please call our Adoptions Department in New York City at (212) 876-7700 ext. 4120.