Field Investigations and Response Team
The ASPCA's nationally respected Field Investigations and Response Team was created in September of 2005 to assist with the rescue of animals during Hurricane Katrina. Since then, this Team has grown into a group of specially trained staff members who assist the animal victims of both natural and man-made disasters throughout the country. From hurricanes and wildfires to puppy mill raids and other large-scale animal cruelty cases, the Team works tirelessly with other emergency responders, humane associations and shelters to rescue animals from life-threatening situations and provide them with the essential care they need.
Anatomy of a Raid
Here’s an inside look at how we execute large-scale raids, rescuing hundreds of animals at a time and helping local law enforcement build cases against abusers.
Meet the Team
Get to know the men and women who just might have the coolest job in the world: rescuing animals for a living.
Please Check Out Our Most Recent Raids
From illicit sanctuaries to private homes, the ASPCA conducts critical hoarding interventions.
The ASPCA cracks down on dog fighting rings across the country.
From on-scene investigations to providing expert testimony, our forensics team takes action.
When disaster strikes, we respond—from hurricanes to wildfires, we provide critical support to animals in need.
The ASPCA investigates puppy mill operations across the nation, rescuing countless dogs from ghastly conditions.