Expecting the unexpected is par for the course when rescuing animals from cases of cruelty. But little did we know that two turtles would become part of the story of thousands of birds rescued from a cockfighting bust earlier this month.
When Fluffy’s parents brought her to the ASPCA, she was vomiting and straining to urinate. Doctors scheduled a routine surgery for the four-year-old poodle mix, but what they found was anything but ordinary.
In January, we assisted in the removal of more than 40 dogs from Dream Catcher Kennels, a puppy mill in Kentucky. Six of the dogs have been transported to the ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center to recover and prepare to be adopted.
We are collaborating with the Urban Resource Institute's PALS (People and Animals Living Safely) program, an initiative to shelter families affected by domestic violence with their pets. We'll provide grant funds and help clients and pets in the program receive the support they need.