Of course, we know the star of a presidential inauguration is the president. Still, we can’t help but focus on all the amazing horses who participate in the Inaugural Parade. Did you know that they come from all over the country and are specially selected to participate? Some are even therapy horses for soldiers in their daily lives.
No matter what your political affiliation, these gorgeous equines marching up Pennsylvania Avenue to ring in a new presidential term are quite a sight to behold.
This year, the ASPCA will be on hand to help. At the 57th Inauguration on Monday, these special horses will have the benefit of ASPCA experts stationed along the parade route in case any animal emergency should occur.
We’re participating at the request of the D.C. Department of Health, and we couldn’t be more honored to help out.
Heading to the Inauguration Parade, too? We’ll see you there!
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!
So you might be asking: Since we meet so many amazing, resilient animals and selfless adopters here at the ASPCA, how could we possibly select our favorites? Well, people, we really can’t. Instead, we’ve rounded up five ASPCA stories that stood out for their heartwarming outcomes and were shared far and wide via email, Facebook and Twitter.
Today the ASPCA was visited by none other than the owner of America’s best blowout, DJ Pauly D! In fact, the only thing more important than his hair is his love of animals. That’s why he’s helping us make sure that pets affected by Hurricane Sandy get the care and supplies they need.
Pauly D has already done so much to help Sandy victims, but he’s not done yet. We’re totally psyched to have him on board to help us out!
Maybe we can start calling it “GTLA,” for gym, tan, laundry and advocacy.
Of all the areas impacted by Hurricane Sandy, Rockaway Beach, Queens, underwent some of the most heartbreaking destruction. For one family in that area, this meant their first-floor apartment flooded to such a great extent that they could no longer open their front door. Luckily, the family is safe, and they managed to rescue their 11-month-old dog Hazel from the floodwaters just in time.
Unfortunately, Hazel’s pet parent, Eddy, has been staying in temporary housing that does not accommodate animals, and he was nearly forced to surrender her to a shelter. That’s when Geoff, a longtime ASPCA photographer and owner of Tischman Pets Photography, stepped in to help. After meeting Hazel and Eddy while on assignment at an evacuation center in Jamaica, Queens, and hearing their story, Geoff volunteered to look after Hazel for as long as necessary.
Despite going through a terrifying time, Hazel is thriving. She has made friends with Geoff’s dog, Baxter, and the two are enjoying playing and taking walks together. When Hazel sleeps in her crate, Baxter sleeps next to her on the rug. We’re so glad that Hazel is safe and sound in her temporary home.