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ASPCA Raises Awareness for Equines at the 2015 Hampton Classic Show

The ASPCA, along with horse-lovers from near and far, headed out to Bridgehampton, New York, this week for the prestigious and star-studded 40th Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show.

For the ninth consecutive year, the ASPCA partnered with this iconic week-long show to promote animal adoption and raise awareness of critical equine cruelty issues with two special ASPCA-hosted events.

Know an Inspiring Young Animal Advocate? We are Seeking Nominations for our 2015 Kid of the Year Award!

Do you know a young animal lover who has made a big difference for our furry friends this year? We want to know!

The ASPCA is currently accepting nominations for animal heroes under the age of 14 who have helped make the world a kinder place for animals to receive our 2015 ASPCA “Tommy P. Monahan” Kid of the Year award. The award is presented as part of the ASPCA’s annual Humane Awards, an annual event which honors individuals who have been a voice for animals in crisis, as well as cats and dogs whose experiences represent the urgency behind our mission.

"Clear the Shelters" Event Finds Homes for More Than 18,000 Animals

During the “Clear the Shelters” adoption event on Saturday, August 15, four hundred animal shelters around the country reduced or completely waived adoption fees to help connect adoptable dogs and cats with loving families. Now the numbers are in, and we are thrilled to announce that more than 18,000 cats and dogs found homes during this nationwide event!  

ASPCA and California Assemblyman Host Donation Drive and Adoption Event

The lives of Los Angeles shelter pets just got much happier thanks to some very generous community members!

This past Saturday, August 8, the ASPCA and California Assemblyman David Hadley (R-South Bay) joined forces to raise awareness about local shelters with a special donation drive and pet adoption event benefitting shelter animals in Southern California.

The Partner Animal Rescue Can’t Do Without

By ASPCA President & CEO Matt Bershadker

When most people think about animal rescues, they probably visualize professional responders and advocates coming to the aid of dogs, cats, and other animals in desperate and sometimes abusive situations. But this equation leaves out a third party that’s absolutely crucial to saving lives: The community.

A Weekend of New Beginnings: Alabama Adoption Event Recap

On June 30, acting at the request of local law enforcement, the ASPCA assisted in the rescue and removal of 300 dogs and cats from a neglectful animal shelter in Moulton, Alabama. Now, nearly one month later, we are thrilled to announce that the majority of the rescued animals are happily in forever homes.

Hundreds of Alabama Rescues Now Ready for Forever Homes

On June 30, the ASPCA assisted in the rescue of 300 severely neglected animals from the Lawrence County Animal Shelter in Moulton, Alabama. The animals—including dogs and cats of all breeds and ages—were found living in filthy, deplorable conditions; many were starving and fighting to survive.

Animal Planet Teams Up With the ASPCA to Find Homes for 2,000+ Pets

Animal Planet has helped find loving homes for over 2,000 pets through a 17-city partnership with the ASPCA and animal shelters across America. As the culmination of these efforts, we teamed up with Animal Planet and PAWS Chicago to host the “Woofstock: Road to Puppy Bowl” Festival at Chicago’s Soldier Field on Saturday, June 27.

The ASPCA Brings Adoptable Pets Directly to the California Legislature for Paws for Celebration!

Advocates from across California met at the State Capitol in Sacramento on Tuesday to rally for stronger animal-welfare laws at the ASPCA’s second annual Paws for Celebration event—and got to meet some very cute, adoptable pets while they were at it!

This Week Marks the 100th Anniversary of Be Kind to Animals Week, Help Us Celebrate!

During the first week of May each year, we celebrate Be Kind to Animals Week. This year marks the 100th Anniversary of this very special occasion, and we’re excited to spend this week going the extra mile for animals in need. While we know our supporters are “kind” to animals year-round, we wanted to share a few ways to get involved now:

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