Although there is still one month to go, we can safely say that 2014 has been a banner year for the ASPCA. We opened a new facility in Los Angeles, granted over $13 million to local shelters and animal welfare groups around the country, and helped pass crucial legislation in the fight against animal cruelty. But among our many accomplishments, there is one thing that we are most excited to share: adoption stories.
Helping abused and neglected animals find loving homes is at the heart of what we do. This year alone, our New York City Adoption Center helped find homes for over 3,300 animals, 300 of whom were victims of cruelty. And a home for these animals is more than just a warm bed or bowl of food—it’s a second chance at life.
To celebrate these happy new beginnings, we’ll be sharing 31 of our favorite Happy Tails from 2014 throughout the month of December. Every day, we’ll feature the story of an animal who has overcome cruelty or neglect and gone on to become a loving family pet.
To enjoy all “31 Days of Rescue,” simply follow the ASPCA on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest for daily updates. You can also follow the hashtag #31DaysOfRescue.
Though their pasts may have been painful, each of these 31 animals has found the “forever home” that they truly deserve—and to us, that is the Happiest Tail of all.
This Black Friday, skip the lines and crowds at the mall to meet your new furry best friend instead at the ASPCA’s Fourth Annual Cat Friday! On Friday, November 28, from 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M., the ASPCA Adoption Center will be offering very special discounts on cat adoption fees that you won’t want to miss.
On Cat Friday only, cats older than one year will have waived adoption fees, and kittens between four months and one year will have an adoption fee of only $50 (normally $125).
Plus, all adopters will receive a certificate for a free vet visit at the ASPCA Animal Hospital (within two weeks of adoption) and other special goodies, including a free cat collar and ID tag.
ASPCA’s Fourth Annual Cat Friday Date: Friday, November 28, 2014 Time: 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. Location:ASPCA Adoption Center 424 E 92nd Street (between 1st and York Avenues on the Upper East Side of Manhattan) New York, NY 10128
Every ASPCA pet is spayed or neutered, up-to-date on vaccines and even microchipped. If you don’t meet your perfect match on Friday, don’t worry! We’ll give you an appreciation voucher for $20 off of future adoption fees.
Sure, finding that door-buster deal on a new television or the hottest electronic gadget is a short thrill, but the true happiness that comes from saving the life of a homeless animal is a gift that keeps giving for years to come. There are so many wonderful cats and dogs at the ASPCA Adoption Center would love to find their forever homes this holiday—we hope to see you there!
Check out a few of our adoptable cats at the ASPCA who are gearing up for Thanksgiving and Cat Friday!
Swiss is an active pup with a whole lot of love to give. This sweet guy is shy at first, but don’t let that fool you—once he warms up, he’ll stick by your side for playtime! Swiss gets along well with other dogs and could make a great best friend to your resident dog.
This sweet guy has plenty of energy and would benefit from daily exercise and playtime with his canine buddies to stay busy, happy and healthy. Although Swiss loves his human companions, he can be nervous when touched. Our Behavior staff can give you tips to help him overcome his fears. Swiss would be thrilled to go home with a patient and experienced adopter. Adopt Swiss today!
Swiss is available for adoption at the ASPCA Adoption Center. If you are interested in adopting, please call our Adoptions Department in New York City at (212) 876-7700 ext. 4120. To learn more about Swiss, please visit his profile page.
For the seventh year in a row, the ASPCA has been selected to participate in the Subaru “Share the Love” event, which kicks off today, November 20, and runs through January 2, 2015. For every new vehicle sold or leased between November 20, 2014 and January 2, 2015, Subaru will donate $250 to the purchaser’s choice among four national charity partners or local Hometown Charity selected by participating retailers, with a minimum guaranteed donation of $250,000 to each national charity.
Since 2008, Subaru has donated more than $9 million to the ASPCA through this event, thanks to all the Subaru customers and ASPCA supporters, like you, who chose the ASPCA when they purchased or leased a new vehicle. Now, you have the chance to support and spread the word for us once again this year!
Please help us spread the word about the ASPCA’s participation in the annual Subaru “Share the Love” event! Bring a friend along to an adoption event near you, tweet a photo of you and your pet using the hashtag #aspcaSTL, and be sure to tag @aspca and @Subaru_usa.
Every now and then, we come across a special dog in our Adoption Center who needs a little extra help finding a home. This week, we’re turning our Adoption Spotlight to Guadalupe, a sweet three-year-old pup who is sure to make some lucky adopter very happy!
Guadalupe came to the ASPCA in May after being rescued from an abusive situation. At first, she was very frightened and hesitant to come out of her kennel, but after extensive training—including learning leash manners with the help of a fake dog—she began to come out of her shell. In fact, once she got comfortable, Guadalupe let us all see what a hilarious goofball she really is!
Guadalupe loves to look at herself in the mirror, chew on pig ears, and put her toys in a pile while she plays with them. She is much more comfortable with women than with men, but she has been living with a foster family since September and has grown to love her foster dad. She enjoys trips to the countryside and has been slowly meeting new dogs and people. Because Guadalupe is nervous with all the busyness of city life, she would do best in a home in the suburbs or the country.
Guadalupe is a very special girl who has been through a lot. She would love nothing more than to open her heart to her very own forever family!
If you are interested in adopting Guadalupe, please contact the ASPCA Adoption Center at (212) 876-7700 ext. 4120.