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ASPCA Team Members Visit Community to Provide Free Vaccines, Spay/Neuter Services

Just days before the ASPCA’s free vaccine clinic in Lincoln Terrace Park in Brooklyn, as three team members taped flyers to windows and knocked on doors, they ran into Jessica Velez and her very skinny 4-month-old pit bull puppy, Nevesa.

Jessica told the ASPCA team that the pup was from a litter born to her dog Maddie, and she was now “stuck” with three puppies. Not only that, but Nevesa, though eating well, remained underweight and thin.

Barknado Takes Country By Storm

By now, you’ve heard of the SyFy channel’s cult classics Sharknado and Sharknado 2. Now the ASPCA is coming at you with our own cinematic masterpiece: Barknado is coming! The forecast includes the cutest storm of the century with a heavy chance of adoptable dogs landing at your feet.

The only way to stop to adopt it! Watch the trailer for Barknado.

Take Your Dog to Work Day Is June 20!

All hail the new King of the Office: Tomorrow is the 16th annual Take Your Dog to Work Day!

This Weekend: Adopt These Long-Stay Pets at No Cost During Maddie’s Pet Adoption Days

Looking for something to do this weekend? We’re excited to announce that the ASPCA will be participating in Maddie’s Pet Adoption Days Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1. ALL adoption fees for dogs and cats will be waived during the event, thanks to subsidies provided by Maddie’s Fund.

It's National Animal Advocacy Day—Take Part and Speak Up!

Attention, animal lovers! Have you heard? Today is National Animal Advocacy Day—and we need your help! We know you’re standing up for animals all year long, but today is a special opportunity for the millions of animal lovers across the county to come together to speak in one strong, unified voice for animal protection.

National Help a Horse Day: Benny’s Story

At the ASPCA, helping horses isn’t just something we preach—it’s something we practice in our work every single day. Intelligent, sensitive, and true American icons, horses have been at the heart of our mission since the very beginning, and in honor of our second annual National Help a Horse Day on April 26, we wanted to share the amazing story of Benny.

Political Power Players Pair Up at Paws for Love!

Pictured: Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA) and Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA)

Happy Birthday to Us! The ASPCA Turns 148

ORANGE you excited?! Today is the ASPCA’s birthday! That’s right, the oldest humane organization in the Western Hemisphere is turning the big 1-4-8. 

Celebrate National Dog Fighting Awareness Day with 6 Rescues Ready for Adoption

Last August, the ASPCA played a major role in the second-largest dog fighting raid in U.S. history. The raid, which spanned Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia, led to the rescue of hundreds of dogs ranging in age from several days to 10-12 years. At the time, we knew that these dogs would have long journeys ahead of them—many suffered physically and emotionally at the hands of their abusers.

Why We Need National Dog Fighting Awareness Day

By ASPCA President and CEO Matt Bershadker


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