As many of you know, earlier this week, the ASPCA joined local authorities to remove more than 40 dogs, including Chihuahuas and blood hounds, from a large, substandard breeding facility—also referred to as a puppy mill—in Nancy, Kentucky. Many of the dogs have untreated medical conditions, and are being cared for by a team of veterinarians and responders at a temporary facility, set up by the ASPCA and the Kentucky Humane Society, in Louisville.
The dogs are safe now. With temperatures dropping rapidly across the country, it was just in time. These dogs will never again suffer in extreme cold without access to food or shelter. They’ll never be stacked in tiny cages. And they’ll never be forced to breed.
Right now, the ASPCA is providing shelter, veterinary care, healthy food and much-needed attention and affection to the rescued dogs. Our work is far from over.
Please take a moment to watch and share our video. You’ll see some of the dogs we rescued, as well as the conditions these dogs were forced to endure.
We all know 2013 was a banner one for animals on the internet. From Instagram to YouTube, there were tons of places for them to let loose. But this year wasn’t too shabby for cats and dogs at the ASPCA, either. They were the real winners, as always, and their lives just got better and better under our watch. Check out seven reasons why cats and dogs had an epic time of it at the ASPCA in 2013.
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.