Together we can save more lives.

Adopt One.
Save Another.
That's The Rescue Effect.

When you adopt or foster an animal, you make an impact that ripples throughout shelters nationwide — saving that animal’s life makes room for others. Helping one animal is just the start. The Rescue Effect is proudly supported by ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter.

Our Role in The Rescue Effect

Here are just some of the ways the ASPCA partners with local shelters and provides life-changing tools, resources and relocation services to help give even more animals a second chance.

Our Shelter Medicine Services team works directly with shelters across the country through remote and on-site consultations and has impacted almost 500,000 animals since 2002. With more veterinarians board-certified in Shelter Medicine Practice than any other sheltering organization in the world, we operate the largest training program for future shelter medicine specialists.

Additionally, the ASPCA Adoption Center and Kitten Nursery serve more than 2,000 of the most in-need and vulnerable dogs, cats and neonate kittens in New York City annually entering the shelter from New York Police Department (NYPD) cruelty cases, overwhelmed owners, and Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC).

And, as the largest transporter of shelter dogs and cats for adoption in the U.S., we’ve also partnered with local shelters and rescues across 40 states to safely relocate over 250,000 animals for a better chance of adoption.

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This Adopt a Shelter Cat month, we are proud to partner with ARM & HAMMER ™ Cat Litter to help save the lives of even more shelter cats.

Adoption Resources

What to Expect When Adopting

Animals aren’t looking for perfection, they’re looking for a loving home. The ASPCA has resources that can help you during every step of your adoption journey.

Before You Adopt

Before welcoming a new companion into your life, it’s important to prepare your home, your schedule and your budget.

How to Prepare for Adoption

After You Adopt

The ASPCA is committed to providing pet owners the resources and tools needed to have fulfilling relationships with the animals they adopt.

Adoption Resources