Medication Spotlight: 5-Fluorouracil and its Deadly Effects

While there are plenty of medications that may be lifesaving to humans, these same medications can be life-threatening to our pets. Recently, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) has received a 32% increase in calls about the medication 5-Fluorouracil, or 5-FU.  5-FU can be deadly to our beloved pets and the APCC wants to make sure you have all […]

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Blondie Is Still Looking For a Loving Home

In July, we shared sweet Blondie, our adoptable pup who’s made tremendous progress in our care and is eager to find a loving home. Months later, sadly, Blondie is still waiting for a family to call her own. Could that family be yours? Please share Blondie today to help her find a home! Blondie  Age: 8 yearsGender: FemaleBreed: Cattle Dog […]

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ASPCA Urges Stronger Enforcement in Organic Foods Program

The USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP) creates and oversees standards for producing USDA Organic-labeled foods, including dairy, meat and eggs. NOP regulations include some requirements for living conditions and health care for farm animals. Despite these requirements, factory farm-style operations can still receive USDA Organic certification since many NOP regulations have no means of objective measurement. We urge the USDA […]

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Hay Horse Lover, Did You Miss Hooftober? NEIGH-ver Fear!

Earlier this month, from October 3-11, we threw open the virtual barn doors and invited you to join us online to meet a horse. During this period, which we dubbed Hooftober, viewers tuned in approximately 20,000 times over the course of the event to learn more about horses, equine rescue and adoption. The best part? Hooftober may officially be “Hooft-over,” […]

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Good Luck for Chuck

Volunteers and foster caregivers are often crucial to the care and rehabilitation of animals in our care. The dedication of these people has been highlighted now more than ever, but their patience and generosity reached animals before the COVID-19 pandemic.  Ruth H. had opened her heart and home to foster a senior dog in 2011, and in 2018 she was […]

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Risa and Sky Rebound from Tragedy

Risa, a nine-year-old Staffordshire terrier, and Sky, a five-year-old tuxedo cat, shared a home for years in Laurelton, Queens, until their caretaker passed away from COVID-19. Sadly, that tragedy is not unusual during this devastating pandemic. “For people and pets alike, the pandemic has torn apart families,” says Katherine Good, Foster and Placement Manager at the ASPCA.  Katherine encouraged a […]

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ASPCA Stands Up to Feds in Controversial Case of Imported Puppies

Like many, we were shocked to hear of the plight of the 15 French Bulldog puppies who were recently found suffering in a warehouse in the Chicago area. The dogs were shipped from Jordan to the United States, despite an existing federal ban on importing puppies under six months old for the pet trade. The puppies were then abandoned in […]

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Popular Fall Plants: Which Ones Are Pet-Friendly?

As the days get shorter and the nights get chillier, it’s no surprise that we like to surround ourselves with things that bring us joy—pets and plants! But some plants aren’t suitable for our furry friends. To help keep animals safe this autumn season, our experts at the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) have curated a list of the top […]

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Disaster Preparedness Checklist for Your Pets

September is Disaster Preparedness month, and we want to make sure you have the information you need to keep your pets safe this disaster season. Hurricanes, wildfires and severe storms throughout the country have already forced thousands to evacuate their homes. With a pandemic looming, there are extra precautions to take when considering your emergency plan.  First responder capabilities may […]

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30 Animals Displaced by Hurricane Laura Get Their Ride to Safety

On August 31, we assisted in transporting 30 homeless dogs from Louisiana to Florida following Hurricane Laura. The unowned animals were relocated at the request of the Louisiana SPCA in New Orleans after they opened their doors to evacuated animals from coastal shelters most impacted by the hurricane. These 30 homeless dogs were relocated to SPCA Tampa Bay where they […]

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