Cruelty Recovery Center

At the ASPCA Cruelty Recovery Center (CRC) in Columbus, Ohio, our dedicated team of sheltering, veterinary and animal behavior staff work together to help animals rescued in national cruelty cases and disaster response. This team works closely with our National Field Response team, Veterinary Forensics, Legal Advocacy & Investigations, Behavioral Sciences and Shelter Medicine Services teams to ensure high-quality, holistic care for animal victims of neglect, abuse and natural disasters. The CRC team also provides care for animals housed in ASPCA temporary field shelters.

The CRC is part of our Rehabilitation Services Group, which also includes the Behavioral Rehabilitation Center in Weaverville, North Carolina, and the future Recovery and Rehabilitation Center (R&R), which will be located in Pawling, New York. All three facilities provide opportunities for animals to heal after rescue. 

As they engage in hands-on care, teams also prioritize the elevation of our work through ongoing learning, advancing the animal welfare field through research, developing effective, efficient interventions, establishing new best practices and sharing innovations with other organizations nationwide.