Have you been considering adding a furry friend (or two!) to your family? Now is your chance! This Saturday, August 15, hundreds of shelters nationwide will participate in an exciting “Clear the Shelters” event. Participating organizations will reduce or completely waive their adoption fees to help connect adoptable animals in their care with safe and loving homes.
Our Adoption Center, located in New York City, will take part in the event, waiving all adoption fees for dogs and cats Saturday.
The ASPCA has also provided support for the event in the form of grant funding to a select number of participating organizations across the country. “Clear the Shelters” is sponsored by the NBCUniversal-Owned Television Stations division of NBC Universal and Telemundo.
We look forward to hearing the many happy stories that will result from this exciting event. Please help us Clear the Shelters by finding a participating shelter near you and giving a homeless pet a second chance.
The lives of Los Angeles shelter pets just got much happier thanks to some very generous community members!
This past Saturday, August 8, the ASPCA and California Assemblyman David Hadley (R-South Bay) joined forces to raise awareness about local shelters with a special donation drive and pet adoption event benefitting shelter animals in Southern California.
The event asked community members to support the efforts of the Carson Animal Care Center (ACC), a high-intake shelter in Los Angeles County, with donations of pet food, water bowls, toys, litter and other much-needed resources that help the shelter care for the animals that come through their doors. Attendees were encouraged to bring their own furry friends to the event, and the Carson ACC was on-site with adoptable cats, dogs and even two rabbits hoping to meet their forever families.
With nearly 300 people in attendance, the shelter quickly surpassed their goals, finding loving homes for 26 pets and ending the day with a couple truckloads of new supplies.
“We’re proud to team up with Assemblyman Hadley to promote the great work that shelters do to care for animals in need throughout the community,” said Kevin O’Neill, Senior State Director of ASPCA Government Relations for the Western region. “Californians are passionate about animal welfare and we’re excited to honor that with an event providing local residents a way to directly help the homeless animals in their neighborhood.”
During the event, attendees also had the opportunity to speak directly with Assemblyman Hadley and representatives from the ASPCA to discuss ways citizens can help strengthen animal welfare legislation in California.
We want to thank Assemblyman Hadley and all of our supporters in California who were able to make it out to this meaningful event!
We are excited to announce that 145 shelter dogs, cats and kittens took flight on Thursday during a large-scale animal transport, and will now be available for adoption at partner shelters in Oregon and Washington state. The ASPCA teamed up with the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control, along with Wings of Rescue, to transport these animals from LA County shelters by plane in the hopes of giving them a second chance to find loving homes.
Kiki is a lovable, four-year-old American Bulldog available for adoption. This bundle of energy loves to explore the world around him, and is especially happy to have the freedom and space to run around when he’s outdoors. When he’s out for a walk, Kiki will sometimes pull on the leash, so he needs an adopter who can handle a little bit of weight. As excited as Kiki is to investigate his environment, he doesn’t always enjoy being around other dogs and will likely never be a dog park dog.
When Kiki is at home, he loves to laze around with his toys. He doesn’t always like to share them, but our Behavior specialists can give his adopter some tips on how to encourage communal toy time. Kiki does well with kids and has lived with young human siblings before. He would do best in a home with kids 10 years of age or older. Adopt Kiki today!
Kiki is available for adoption at the ASPCA Adoption Center. If you are interested in adopting Kiki, please call our Adoptions Department in New York City at (212) 876-7700 ext. 4120.
“We were thrilled to see so many people come out this past weekend to give these animals loving homes,” said Jessica Rushin, Senior Partnerships Manager of ASPCA Field Investigations and Response. “Now we’re giving the remaining animals a chance to find homes in other communities. We’re grateful to all of our partner shelters who have stepped up and committed to getting these animals adopted.”
The animals are being transported to the following animal shelters and rescue groups:
Atlanta Humane Society – Atlanta, Georgia
Cat Depot – Sarasota, Florida
Cedar Bend Human Society – Waterloo, Iowa
Greater Birmingham Humane Society – Alabama
Great Plains SPCA – Kansas City, Missouri
Helping Hands Pet Rescue – Micanopy, Florida
Humane Society of Broward County – Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Humane Society of Charlotte – Charlotte, North Carolina
Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County – Memphis, Tennessee
Humane Society of Tulsa – Tulsa, Oklahoma
Main Line Animal Rescue – Phoenix, Pennsylvania
SouthEast Beagle Rescue – Tampa, Florida
The shelters and rescue groups listed above will care for the animals until they are ready to be made available for adoption. Additionally, some of the dogs who require behavioral rehabilitation for severe fear and undersocialization will be transported to the ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center in Madison, New Jersey, where animal behavior experts will provide treatment to help them become suitable for adoption.