For two years, Spice had been in our care, recovering from extreme neglect. This sweet and social young dog longed for a family of his very own, but couldn’t seem to find one.
This month, we launched a special campaign to help get the word out about this energetic pup. We’re happy to announce that on Christmas Eve, Spice received the greatest gift of all—a loving home. Two brothers made the trip from New Jersey to adopt Spice after a friend shared his photo on Facebook.
So many people had a hand in finding Spice a home, including the Animal Care Technicians who nurtured him to our media team who helped promote his story. But we couldn’t have done any of this without your support. Thousands of you shared Spice's photos and story on your social media channels—and it made all the difference.
As 2013 comes to a close, we’d like to thank you for your unwavering commitment to our country’s animals. Because of you, we were able to secure lives free of suffering and full of comfort for so many animals who count on us.
This video is a thank you for all of the work you make possible—please enjoy it.
Last-minute gifters, don’t worry! It’s never too late to express your love for family, friends and their furry companions with an ASPCA Honor Gift.
ASPCA Honor Gifts can be a meaningful addition to your holiday celebrations. Not only will you be spreading cheer—you’ll be making a real difference in the lives of countless animals. Plus, every honorary holiday donation comes with a customizable e-card for your recipient.
Every now and then, we come across a special dog in our Adoption Center who just can’t seem to find a home. That’s the case with Spice, a super sweet and social pup who has been waiting a long while to meet his perfect adopter. This holiday season, we’re asking you to help us find a home for Spice!
Spice came to the ASPCA in 2011 after living in squalid conditions in a basement without access to food or water. He was severely underweight, weighing only 32 pounds when he came to the ASPCA Animal Hospital. After being nursed back to health by ASPCA veterinarians and staff, he now weighs 54 pounds!
This sweet dog could not be friendlier. He would thrive in a home with an energetic adopter who’ll take the time to play with him. He already knows Sit, and loves to learn new tricks. Whether you’re looking to add a new furry friend to your household or know a friend who might be willing to give Spice a chance, we’d love to have your help in spreading the word. Please share this flyer on your Facebook, Twitter, blog and other social networks. Together we can find Spice a home for the holidays!
If you live in a teens-and-up household and are interested in adopting this special dog, please call our Adoption Center in New York City at (212) 876-7700, ext. 4120, or come meet Spice in person.
Though we humans are often told to watch our waistlines during this season of holiday cookies and pie, it’s also important to keep our pets’ weight in mind. While it may be tempting for you or your party guests to share some extra treats from the table with your dogs and cats, those extra calories can really add up.
Pet obesity is a serious health concern. According to Dr. Louise Murray, Vice President of the ASPCA Animal Hospital, obese dogs may develop respiratory distress and are more susceptible to heat stroke. Obese dogs are more prone to pancreatitis and diabetes, have more orthopedic problems and arthritis, and their immune systems often are compromised. Overweight cats have an increased risk of diabetes, liver problems and joint pain.
To ensure your pet’s weight remains on the healthy end of the spectrum during the holiday season, consider following these simple tips:
Remove the pet from the room during family mealtimes.
Feed your pet several small meals throughout the day.
Feed all meals and treats in the pet's bowl only.
Reduce snacks or treats.
Provide them with non-food related attention.
Check out our Pet Care section for more information about maintaining a healthy weight for your cat or dog.