When Brenda Kupchick’s son was nine years old, he begged her for a puppy. Eventually, she gave in and purchased a female beagle at a pet shop. “Over the next 12 years, that dog cost us $16,000 in vet bills,” admits Kupchick, now a Connecticut state representative. “Not only did she cost us a lot of money, but a lot of heartache, as well.”
Do you know which pet poisons are lurking in your home? Each year, thousands of pets accidentally ingest dangerous but common household items. Onions, grapes, gardening mulch—the culprits are surprising! In honor of National Poison Awareness Month, we’re holding a live Twitter chat Wednesday, March 5 with Dr. Tina Wismer, Medical Director of the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center.
AC&C honors ASPCA partners (right) as “New York’s Kindest”
Animal Care & Control of NYC (AC&C) celebrated “New York’s Kindest” in a gala at the National Arts Club on Friday, December 6. Among those honored at the ceremony were four of the ASPCA’s own: Julie Morris, Gail Buchwald, Michelle Villagomez and Heidi Miller.
Whether you’re already camped out for the Black Friday sales or avoiding the crowds like the plague, there’s one promotional event happening this Friday that we can all get behind—Cat Friday at the ASPCA!
A group of amazing people and animals will be honored today at the 2013 ASPCA Humane Awards Luncheon in New York City. The annual ceremony recognizes special animals and individuals who made a positive and lasting impact during the past year.
On June 1 and 2, 2013, the ASPCA was thrilled to participate in Maddie’s® Pet Adoption Days to promote adoption and save the lives of homeless dogs and cats in New York City.
Maddie’s Pet Adoption Days are held to empty community shelters, increase awareness of pet adoption and shed light on the efforts of shelters and rescue organizations to save countless animals’ lives every day.
It’s time to meet your match, people—your four-legged match! Once again the ASPCA is teaming up with dozens of animal shelters across the country for the second-annual ASPCA Mega Match-a-thon! This weekend (October 18-20), nearly 40 animal rescues across the country are joining forces to co-host some epic adoption events. We threw down more than $278,000 in grants to help make it happen.
Last year’s Mega Match-a-thon saw more than 6,100 pets adopted in just one weekend! Can we top that number? Yes, we can!
So what can you do to help? So much! Check it out: