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Latest Press Releases
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Wednesday, April 20, 2016
The ASPCA today announced that it will offer a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case of a German shepherd found abandoned with his mouth duct-taped shut on the side of a Long Island, New York highway. This reward is in addition to the $2,000 being offered by the Suffolk County SPCA, which is leading the investigation.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
The ASPCA today commends the members of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee for approving an anti-horse slaughter amendment to its fiscal year 2017 Agriculture Appropriations bill. The amendment will prevent the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) from using taxpayer dollars to inspect horse slaughter facilities, which is a requirement for their operation.
Friday, April 15, 2016
The ASPCA commends the U.S. Sentencing Commission (USSC) for voting today to strengthen federal sentencing guidelines for animal fighting, including enhancements that specify tougher penalties for extreme offenses
Thursday, April 14, 2016
At the request of the FBI and Rock Island Police Department, the ASPCA helped to remove 64 pit bulls from multiple properties suspected to be involved with dog fighting in Rock Island, Ill. and Davenport, Iowa on Thursday.
Friday, April 8, 2016
The ASPCA today announced the start of a months-long celebration of its 150th anniversary this April with ASPCA 150: Come to Their Rescue – a national campaign honoring the ASPCA’s 150 years of animal rescue by inspiring public acts of compassion that will help save and protect dogs, cats, horses and farm animals from cruelty. The Come to Their Rescue campaign will feature multiple large-scale animal welfare programs and events, including a public action campaign and nationwide contest, a video featuring celebrity supporters, and the premiere of the ASPCA’s first-ever documentary.
Friday, April 8, 2016
The ASPCA today announced the first recipients of the “ASPCA Champion for Animals” award, coinciding with National Dog Fighting Awareness Day (April 8). National Dog Fighting Awareness Day was created to shine a light on the brutality and pervasiveness of dog fighting in America.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
On Saturday, March 19, 2016, the Veterinary Medical Association of New York City (VMANYC) presented Dr. Robert Reisman with the 2016 Outstanding Service to Veterinary Medicine Award. Dr. Reisman first joined the ASPCA in 1988 and now serves as the Supervisor of Forensic Sciences at the ASPCA Animal Hospital in Manhattan.
Monday, March 14, 2016
The ASPCA is hosting a major adoption event at its temporary shelter in Sanford, N.C. from Friday through Sunday, March 18 to 20, for nearly 700 dogs and cats who need loving homes. These animals were rescued on January 27 from The Haven, a 122-acre unlicensed, self-described animal rescue in Raeford, N.C. Hundreds of animals—including dogs and cats of all breeds and ages—will be made available for adoption to the public.
Thursday, March 3, 2016
The ASPCA commends the Boston City Council for passing an ordinance prohibiting Boston pet stores from selling puppies, kittens and rabbits. It also bans the sale of these animals in city parks and on streets.