Oh, the excitement! The Inaugural Parade is getting started in just moments, and the ASPCA is in D.C. to help.
The D.C. Department of Health asked the ASPCA to assist with today’s parade, and we were proud to accept the responsibility. Field Investigations & Response Team members are attending to any animal-related cold weather issues or concerns, and they're stationed along the parade route in case an animal emergency should occur—particularly with any of the more than 200 horses in the parade.
The parade is set to start at 2:36, but those horses—and 40 dogs scheduled to appear on a float—arrived at the staging area hours before their big moment in the spotlight. ASPCA staffers have been with them all day to ensure that they stay happy and healthy.
“I am so happy that the D.C. Department of Health recognizes the importance of providing a safe environment for the animals in the Inauguration Parade, and I’m honored that the ASPCA was asked to take part in this historic event,” Field Investigations and Response VP Tim Rickey told us.
Thanks to the power of social media, a puppy will soon have a new forever home!
After their previous dog died of cancer, a pair of sisters took to Facebook on Tuesday in an effort to get their father to adopt another. The pair posted a photo of themselves holding a sign that read, “Hi World. We want a puppy! Our dad said we could get one if we get one million likes! He doesn’t think we can do it! So ‘LIKE’ this!”
Luckily for the two girls and their new puppy, the photo quickly hit the goal, amassing 1.2 million likes in just seven hours. In a post on their Facebook page, Twogirlsandapuppy, the girls’ father promises he’ll be true to his word to give a lucky dog a new home.
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.