Annual Report

We are pleased to present our 2022 Annual Report to everyone who shares our passion for animals and dedication to their welfare and protection.

In 2022, the ASPCA took on new and persistent challenges to animal welfare, including barriers to veterinary care in under-resourced communities, a severe national shortage of veterinary professionals and the unique needs of shelter animals with medical and behavioral conditions that challenge their adoption.

The Annual Report—alongside our 2022 IRS Form 990 [PDF] and Audited Financial Statement [PDF]—includes many examples of how ASPCA teams across the country addressed these and other challenges head-on with commitment and innovation, ultimately assisting hundreds of thousands of dogs, cats, horses and farm animals in need through our full range of local and national programs.

Rather than directly operating a network of shelters, our role as a well-established national organization—and as envisioned by our founder, Henry Bergh—is to collaborate with and offer training and support to hundreds of local agencies, including shelters, rescues, clinics and others committed to addressing their communities' needs. This position enables us to advance animal welfare innovations and respond promptly to animal crises throughout the country.

We will share details about our work in 2023 with you soon! Until then, we invite you to read the Annual Report for highlights of our 2022 efforts and impact.

While the Report, our Form 990 and financial statement provide an overview and examples of the work we accomplished, the materials are not meant to comprehensively account for everything we do. Please learn more about the ASPCA and read answers to frequently asked questions on our website,, and on our site for animal welfare professionals,

Together, we're making a difference in the lives of animals, and we look forward to achieving even more in the future.

Read the 2022 Annual Report [PDF]

ASPCA Financial Statements

The ASPCA provides our latest financial statements for our donors and the general public in an effort to operate with transparency and accountability.


2022 IRS Form 990 [PDF]

ASPCA Audited Financial Statements 2022 [PDF]


2021 IRS Form 990 [PDF]

ASPCA Audited Financial Statements 2021 [PDF]


2020 IRS Form 990 [PDF]

ASPCA Audited Financial Statements 2020 [PDF]

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is committed to efficiency and transparency. We communicate with our members, supporters, prospects and donors by postal mail and other means, both to request contributions to our cause, and to educate the public about various animal welfare issues around the country. These efforts help advance our mission to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a result, in accordance with the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) guidelines and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidance, the ASPCA allocates a portion of our fundraising costs to program services. As nonprofit organization that is exempt from federal taxation, we ensure our donors’ money is spent on helping animals across the country as efficiently and effectively as possible.