Five Benefits of Adopting Your #RightHorse

There has never been a better time to explore equine adoption—as the ASPCA’s Right Horse Adoption Partners are committed to helping you find your next horse. Adoptable horses are just like the loveable, capable horses you will find available for sale, and there are many exciting benefits to adopting. Here are five special perks when you adopt from one of […]

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Help Us Neigh-m This #RightHorse!

We recently had a very special arrival at our Equine Adoption and Transition Center pilot in El Reno, Oklahoma. We’re hard at work finding this special #RightHorse a home, but first—he needs a name! Thank you for casting your vote.  We’ll reveal the winner later this week, but while we’re tallying the votes, we encourage you to learn more about […]

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Defying the Odds: Athena’s Story

https://www.youtube.com/embed//G2tNGjKHFmk Amanda was in the saddle before she could walk. She spent her childhood sharing her parents’ love of horses, a passion that led her to volunteer at a local rescue as an adult. It was there that she met a horse named Athena. Athena was thin, having experienced a period of neglect prior to rescue and was mistrusting of […]

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Gilly Finds a Home and Makes a Longtime Dream Come True

Like many people, Holly loved horses as a little girl. She was inspired by their beauty and often dreamed of a day when she’d be able to bond with a horse of her own. She kept her dream at bay until a family visit to Yellowstone National Park gave her the opportunity to take her first trail ride. She loved […]

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Can You Spot the Pony?

In honor of May being Adopt a Horse Month, we invite you to put your knowledge to the test. Did you know that there’s a difference between “ponies” and “horses”? They are the same species but they are not the same category. There’s one little detail that determines if an equine fits into the “pony” category, and it can open […]

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For Tiny Kittens Like Oscar, This Device Delivers a Sure Start to Life

On July 3, a tiny stray kitten was left at Animal Care Centers of New York City’s Brooklyn location. Because he was too young to survive on his own, the kitten was transferred quickly to the ASPCA Kitten Nursery in Manhattan. Only two days old, the fragile feline weighed 68 grams—the equivalent of about 14 nickels. Originally called Shrimp, the kitten was […]

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Here’s How to Keep Your Mother’s Day Bouquet Pet-Safe

Mother’s Day is here—we know, we can’t believe it either—and we are so excited to celebrate all of the incredible mothers out there! As a common way to say, “thank you,” many people give a gorgeous bouquet of flowers to their loved ones. If your mom, or anyone you may be gifting flowers to, is also a pet parent, it’s […]

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Equine Adoption: A Childhood Dream Come True

Jessica was captivated by the magic of horses from an early age. Eager to learn and unable to own a horse of her own, she seized every opportunity to spend time with horses and develop her riding skills. Jessica regularly attended riding camps and practiced her horsemanship by riding friends’ horses. As Jessica grew older, her love of horses remained. […]

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ASPCA and Consciously Empower Online Food Shoppers to Fight Factory Farming

U.S. consumers are increasingly making food choices with animal welfare and climate change in mind: either opting for plant-based products, or searching for more humanely and sustainably produced meat, eggs and dairy. For the past five years, the ASPCA has connected these concerned consumers with more humane alternatives through our Shop With Your Heart program, offering a Grocery List of […]

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The Top 10 Male and Female Pet Names of 2021

In 2021, our veterinarians at the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) helped over 401,550 animals. For each call, a record was kept, including the pet’s name, and at the end of 2021, APCC created two lists of the top 10 male and top 10 female pet names they received calls about. Check the lists to see if your pet’s name made […]

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