ASPCA’s Response to COVID-19 (v2)

ASPCA’s Response to COVID-19

The concern around the coronavirus is growing each day, but our priority remains with the health and safety of our employees, clients and the animals we serve. Read a statement from ASPCA President and CEO Matt Bershadker and learn more about the ASPCA’s response efforts to the coronavirus pandemic.

In an effort to answer questions around animal safety during the COVID-19 outbreak, we’ve created a Frequently Asked Questions list.

See our recent news posts on our ongoing response efforts:

May 7, 2020
ASPCA Commits to Helping 200,000 Animals Affected by COVID-19

May 6, 2020
Stella & Chewy’s Donates Pet Food Meals to ASPCA COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Initiative

May 4, 2020
ASPCA Leads Coalition Urging USDA to Stop High-Speed Animal Slaughter During COVID-19

April 30, 2020
Attention New York: Introducing the COVID-19 Pet Hotline

April 16, 2020
High-Speed Slaughter Amidst COVID-19 Will Devastate Animals and Workers Alike

April 16, 2020
Feeding the Nation’s Animals Amid a Pandemic

April 9, 2020
USDA Must Stop Issuing New Licenses to Puppy Mills During Coronavirus Pandemic

April 9, 2020
Coming Together for Animals in Need

April 6, 2020
ASPCA Urges USDA to Allocate COVID-19 Relief Funding to Higher-Welfare Farmers

March 31, 2020
ASPCA Coronavirus Relief Efforts Begin in NYC Communities

Please visit these pages for the most current updates on ASPCA client service operations:

New York City

Los Angeles


North Carolina

For more information directed to animal welfare organizations impacted by this pandemic, please see our ASPCA COVID-19 Information Hub.

We are working with the USDA to ensure that welfare-certified and other welfare-conscious farmers have access to funds allocated to support agriculture through the CARES Act. Farmers, please visit our funding resource hub.

Help Us Prepare for Emergencies

The coronavirus pandemic has brought so much uncertainty to our lives. We don’t know what tomorrow will bring, but you can help us stay prepared for emergency situations. Please give today and your gift will go where it’s needed most.