Blackout Over? Congress Demands That USDA Restore Animal Welfare Records

Nearly three years ago, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) abruptly purged tens of thousands of records related to the inspection of commercial dog breeders, a.k.a. puppy mills, and has continued to block public access to crucial animal welfare records. This information blackout has protected the agency and the businesses it licenses, endangering the lives and well-being of animals. Thanks […]

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A Year of New Beginnings for Animals in Need

https://www.youtube.com/embed//kV2kGhHui0Q See some of the happy endings from 2019 you helped make possible in the above video! Welcome to the new year! We’re so grateful to have been a part of making new beginnings possible for so many animals in need nationwide last year. From transports to places where they will have better chances of adoption, to rescues from cruelty […]

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Worth the Wait: Cinnabun’s Story

happytail_cinnabun_010220_main.jpg Odette S. was browsing the ASPCA’s website last May for a cat to adopt, trying not to get her hopes up. “Nearly every time you see a cute calico cat online, they’re almost always gone right away,” she says.  But Odette was in luck. When she spotted Cinnabun, a petite calico, she learned the cat was still available and […]

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Final Appropriations Bills Contain Groundbreaking New Protections for Animals!

We’ve just received great news for animals! Yesterday, the U.S. House and Senate brokered a final budget for the federal government that includes groundbreaking protections for animals. The ASPCA fought for increased protections for wild and domestic horses, dogs in puppy mills, victims of animal fighting, and domestic violence survivors and their pets. Our efforts were bolstered by advocates like […]

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Dog Sitting: Your Questions Answered – Fetch! Pet Care

December 11, 2019 | Tags: dog, dog sitter, dog sitting, dogs, pet care, pet sitting, puppies, puppy, puppy sitting Questions about dog sitting? Fetch! Pet Care has answers! More and more pet owners are opting for in-home dog sitting instead of leaving their pooch at a kennel, pet hotel or other private boarding facility. Fetch! Pet Care believes you need […]

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A Pug’s Life: ASPCA Gives T-Rex a Fresh Coat

happytail_t-rex_121119_main.jpg Ten years ago, a special dog became a big part of Angel O.’s family. Angel, a recently-retired truck driver who enjoyed watching the antics of the Pug, Frank, in the “Men in Black” movies, found himself looking for a companion animal. So, his wife, Magda, and son, Angel Jr., adopted a Pug for Angel. Magda’s brother cared for the […]

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New Survey Reveals That 1 in 4 People Know Someone Who Has Purchased a Sick Puppy from a Pet Store

bfl-pet-store-survey_120919_main.jpg Angella was so happy when her mom surprised her with an adorable Shih Tzu puppy from the local pet store on Christmas. Her mom had saved for a long time to afford the nearly $3,000 puppy.  The three-pound puppy, whom Angella named Giant, seemed playful and healthy. But within 48 hours of leaving the pet store, he was vomiting […]

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The Genius Way to Gift a Pet for the Holidays

This time of year, many parents are handed holiday wish lists from their kids—and puppies, kittens, ponies and other animals often make their way to the top of those lists. For some families, a hard “no” is fair! Pets are a big responsibility that may not be suitable to take on for a variety of reasons. But if you are […]

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Host a Facebook® Fundraiser to Help Animals

Host a Facebook® Fundraiser to Help Animals Every year on Giving Tuesday, people come together to support the causes they believe in by donating to or raising funds for nonprofits they care about. It’s easy to get involved—and this year, the ASPCA is hosting a Virtual Food Drive on Facebook® to raise critical funds for animals in need across the […]

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Host a Facebook® Fundraiser to Help Animals

Host a Facebook® Fundraiser to Help Animals Every year on Giving Tuesday, people come together to support the causes they believe in by donating to or raising funds for nonprofits they care about. It’s easy to get involved—and this year, the ASPCA is hosting a Virtual Food Drive on Facebook® to raise critical funds for animals in need across the […]

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