A Milestone for Animals: The ASPCA Has Treated 1,000 Animal Cruelty Victims since Launching Partnership with NYPD
We are pleased to announce that the ASPCA has now treated 1,000 animals through our partnership with the New York City Police Department (NYPD), which launched citywide in January 2014. Through this partnership, the NYPD took the lead role in responding to all animal cruelty complaints in New York City, and the ASPCA expanded its direct care support for cruelty victims. ASPCA experts also offer training, veterinary forensic and legal support for the NYPD.
“The heroic efforts of NYPD officers and ASPCA medical and behavioral staff are clearly giving more victimized animals the opportunity to recover and transition into safe and loving homes,” said ASPCA President and CEO Matt Bershadker. “Reaching this milestone so quickly confirms the effectiveness of the ASPCA/NYPD Partnership in fighting animal cruelty and upholding New York City’s commitment to protecting its most vulnerable residents.”
We look forward to caring for countless more animals as this successful partnership continues.