ASPCA Relocation Team Transports 30,000 Animals to Brighter Futures

This month, the ASPCA Animal Relocation Team hit a huge milestone when we transported our 30,000th animal, a blue heeler-mix puppy named Gene, to a shelter where he would have a better chance of finding a loving home.  Year-round, the Relocation Team works tirelessly to transport animals from “source shelters” in areas where the homeless pet population is high, to “destination shelters” […]

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5 Toxic Seasonal Plants You Don’t Want Your Pet To Fall For!

Fall is a favorite time of year for many, full of beautiful flowers, colorful trees and festive decorations.   Some seasonal plants and decorations, such as pumpkins and corn, are considered non-toxic to dogs and cats, but some autumn plants can be very harmful to pets. It’s important to know which fall beauties are friends and which are foes. Before […]

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Find Out What Orson’s Been Dreaming Of!

Some things take time. And for some, finding “the one,” can take a little more time than expected.  Over the past year, we’ve worked hard to help find one special shelter dog a home. In his time with us, Orson has been shaking paws and kissing faces all over New York City—he even got a chance to cuddle actor Sir […]

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Jah’s Journey: How One Blind Dog Overcame the Odds

It had been four years since Steven and Jacqueline Berry and their family lost their Siberian Husky, Missy, to old age. But when Steven saw a media segment about the Clear the Shelters adoption event at the ASPCA on August 18, he knew the time was right to bring a new canine companion into their home.  By the time Steven and his […]

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Bumble® Teams Up With the ASPCA to Help Fidos in Need Find Their Matches

In honor of Adopt a Shelter Dog Month this October, the ASPCA has teamed up with the networking app Bumble® to connect potential adopters with their dream dog during our #FindYourFido campaign. To help more Fidos find “the one,” Bumble® will be kicking off #FindYourFido by featuring adoptable dogs in their app from select shelters in five cities across the country […]

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New York Is the Latest State to Reject Pet Leasing

We have good news to report for pets in New York! On September 24, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill outlawing the leasing of dogs and cats in New York.  Puppies sold in pet stores, many of which are sourced from puppy mills, are often accompanied by soaring sticker prices. To make puppies appear more affordable, pet sellers partner with private lending […]

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A Sudden Love Connection Helps Nero Find a Home

Ray Li was on his way to visit a friend in Stuyvesant Town in Manhattan’s Lower East Side when he noticed the ASPCA’s Mobile Adoptions Vehicle parked nearby.  As he neared the vehicle, Ray spotted a black-and-white kitten behind a glass window.  “Our eyes met for less than one second,” Ray explains. “I took a picture, and our eyes met […]

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Nearly 20,000 ASPCA Supporters Raise Their Voices for Pigs

You may remember that last February, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a dangerous proposal that would remove line speed limits at pig slaughterhouses across the country. The removal of limits could allow slaughterhouses to handle a mind-boggling 1,300 or more pigs per hour and risk improper stunning in the rush to process them quickly, causing these vulnerable animals even greater […]

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