ASPCA’s Response to COVID-19

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:

November 24, 2020
ASPCA Commits to Supporting Food Bank Partners Ahead of the Holiday Season

August 25, 2020
The ASPCA Assists COVID-Impacted Shelter by Caring for 70+ Kittens

August 25, 2020
Animal Welfare Organizations Hampered by the Pandemic Get a Boost from ASPCA Funds

August 12, 2020
Companies with Strong Farm Animal Welfare Policies Weather Pandemic Better

August 6, 2020
Our Fight Against Inhumane “Depopulation” Methods

August 6, 2020
Kentucky Shelter Finds Help and Hope in ASPCA Emergency Funding

July 30, 2020
Accommodating Adoptions During a Pandemic

July 28, 2020
Bill Introduced to Protect Farm Animals, Food Workers and Consumers During COVID-19

July 9, 2020
New York’s Pandemic Puppies and Shutting Down the Pipeline

June 24, 2020
A Milestone Reached for Animals, Thanks to You

June 24, 2020
Happy Reunion for Max and His Mom During the COVID-19 Outbreak

June 15, 2020
ASPCA Provides $2 Million in Grant Funds to Animal Welfare Groups Impacted by the COVID-19 Crisis

May 26, 2020
Matt’s Blog: Why We Can and Should Be Helping Vulnerable Animals During the COVID-19 Crisis

May 18, 2020
Rafi Nova Donates Essential Face Masks to ASPCA Staff

May 18, 2020
Matt's Blog: We Must End High-Speed Slaughter To Protect Workers, Animals and Food Safety Now

May 15, 2020
Pet Food Distribution Update: Now Helping L.A.’s Vulnerable Horses

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

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.