ASPCA and 27,370 Advocates Demand Better for Animals on Organic Farms

Yesterday marked the end of the period during which the American public was invited to weigh in on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) new Organic Livestock and Poultry Standards (OLPS) proposed rule. Alongside the Animal Welfare Institute, the ASPCA led and submitted comments endorsed by 17 other animal-welfare, farming and environmental organizations and companies, including Shop With Your Heart […]

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Finding the Perfect Puppy

If you are considering adding a four-legged friend to your family this holiday season or in the near future, this article is for you! We’ve compiled a few tips to help you find the perfect pet and avoid supporting the cruel puppy mill industry.   Don’t purchase a pet from a store Pet store puppies come from puppy mills, commercial […]

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FAQs: Microchipping Your Equine

Microchips have been popular with cats and dogs for decades, but did you know that they are also becoming popular with horses, donkeys and mules as well? In fact, they are even required in some states like Louisiana. Microchipping is an inexpensive and permanent method of identification and can help reunite horses with their owners in case they get lost. […]

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ASPCA Grant Program Helps “Underdogs” Nationwide, with Help from Local Subaru Retailers

We have teamed up once again with Subaru of America, Inc. to help animals in need across the country, with a focus on supporting shelter dogs with special needs—lovingly called the “Underdogs.”  The 2022 grant program distributed $731,231 to 185 animal welfare organizations across 45 states and Washington, D.C. The grant funding supported a variety of pet events (virtual or […]

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5 Reasons Why You Should Foster a Large Dog

Though Adopt a Shelter Dog month has come to an end, we could still really use your help for dogs in New York City! The ASPCA has many large-breed dogs in our care, and we are in urgent need of foster caregivers in the tri-state area to share a helping hand on their journeys towards adoption. But why should you become […]

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Get Out and Vote! Animals Are Counting on You.

The government you elect is the government you deserve—Thomas Jefferson Election Day, November 8, is right around the corner. Do you know where your candidates stand on animal protection issues? Every voter in America has an opportunity to be a voice for animals and this is your chance to make a difference. As you cast your ballot, please keep animal […]

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Twister’s Arduous Journey Takes a Straight Path to Safety Thanks to Committed Foster Caregivers

For dogs like Twister, an eight-year-old male pit bull, having multiple foster caregivers supporting him throughout his journey to adoption made a life-changing difference. Rescued by the NYPD and ASPCA in October 2021, Twister’s first foster caregiver supported him for several weeks until his next foster, Hannah N., took over from late April 2022 to mid-June. When Hannah’s travel schedule […]

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Could Griffin Be Your Guy?

How could he not be? I mean, look at that face! As you can tell, Griffin is a handsome man, but what you can’t see is that he enjoys the quiet things in life. He’d love a peaceful home with a patient adopter willing to help him come out of his shell. And what’s your reward for helping? A best […]

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ASPCA Assisting in Rescue of Nearly 300 Neglected Animals from Hoarding Situation on Long Island

At the request of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, the ASPCA urgently mobilized more than 20 responders to assist with the rescue of nearly 300 neglected animals from a hoarding situation in Brookhaven, N.Y. The animals, including cats, rabbits, birds, tortoises and snakes, are being removed from the home where they were living among filth—many surrounded by their own […]

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