Grab some iced tea and put on some tunes—it’s time to cozy up on the couch and do some online shopping! Right now, ALL clearance items are up to 50% off! We’ve got pet toys, travel gear and books for animal lovers of all ages. Don’t miss the jewelry selection.
Plus, purchase one of our cute and sassy message tees now through May 31, and shipping on your entire order is only $2.99!
Best of all, you can feel good about shopping with us—all proceeds from your purchases go to support our life-saving programs all over the country. So what are you waiting for? Visit the ASPCA Online Store, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
To mark the first anniversary of the Joplin tornado, the ASPCA's National Spay/Neuter Project is returning to the once-devastated community. Teaming up with Joplin Humane Society, the team will host a low-cost spay/neuter and vaccine clinic from June 1 to June 3.
"Last year, the ASPCA was one of the first responders on the scene, and we witnessed first-hand the devastation that the tornado caused," says Shelby Davis, Director of ASPCA Spay/Neuter Operations. "We have returned to Joplin to offer much-needed animal services to pet parents who may still be struggling to make ends meet."
Appointments must be made in advance for the spay/neuter surgery, and the vaccine clinic will run from noon to 3:00 P.M. each day. For more information or to make an appointment for spay/neuter, Joplin-area residents should call (877) SPAY-NYC.
Who says you can’t teach an adopted pet new tricks? Certainly not Uggie! Ten years before capturing the hearts of moviegoers around the world, The Artist's Uggie was a shelter pup. Yep! In fact, he was returned by two guardians who were unprepared for the little Jack Russell's boundless energy. But dog trainer Omar Von Muller saw something special in the playful pup. He fell in love with Uggie’s outgoing, mischievous behavior—and it’s been a perfect match ever since.
Enter Your Pet in Our Talent Contest! We know talent comes in many shapes and sizes…and species. Whether your pet is a dog who can high-five or a cat who can sing, we want to see your furry, feathered or finned family member looking like a star. Submit your pet's best trick on video and you’ll be entered to win an Artist poster signed by Uggie! Plus, winners will be featured on the ASPCA website.
Guest blog written by Cathy W., ASPCA Legacy Society member
I was part of the search and rescue team after the tornado hit Joplin. We lost 161 people in our community that evening—and lives were forever changed. We are still recovering and rebuilding.
I found a little dog that had been so injured and nearly died. I went to the area where the ASPCA had set up a shelter—taking in, loving and caring for animals. Surgeries were performed as needed, and shots, collars and other items were provided. It was so organized.
Several weeks later adoptions were advertised and people came from all over the country to adopt the precious pets. Every animal was adopted…given another chance. Some were reunited with their original families. A happy ending to a tragic day.
That is when we decided to include ASPCA, PETA and Hospice Care in our wills. We are supporters of life, freedom, kindness and our most beloved four-legged pets. I will never forget that day! Never!!
Who could ever forget that tragic day? It was just one year ago that a massive tornado ripped through Joplin, Missouri, killing more than 150 people and reducing a once thriving town to rubble.
Amid the deadly chaos, more than 1,000 beloved pets went missing. It took less than a moment before Tim Rickey, ASPCA Senior Director of Field Investigations and Response and a Joplin native himself, deployed his team to help. What followed was the largest animal rescue and sheltering mission we have ever undertaken.
With your support, we rescued hundreds of stranded and injured animals. We built an emergency shelter and managed a medical triage station. We provided food, comfort and love to frightened animals. And, most important, we reunited hundreds of beloved pets with their families.
We won't lie—it was hard. Our team worked long hours and saw tremendous heartbreak. But through our efforts, we also saw tremendous joy. Together we changed the lives of hundreds of animals and helped a community recover its incredible spirit.
Without you, we never could have helped so many animal and human victims of the Joplin tornado. Please help us stand at the ready to respond whenever and wherever we are needed.