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Latest Press Releases
Thursday, May 1, 2014
The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today commends Rep. Dina Titus, D- Nev., for introducing The Animal Emergency Planning Act of 2014, legislation requiring facilities regulated by the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) to create contingency plans for emergencies to better protect animals during disaster situations.
Friday, April 25, 2014
At the request of the Buffalo Police Department and SPCA Serving Erie County, N.Y., the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is assisting in evidence collection and the removal of 21 dogs seized during a dog fighting raid in Buffalo, N.Y.
Monday, April 14, 2014
The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced participants in its 2014 ASPCA Help a Horse Day grants contest, a nationwide competition for equine rescues and sanctuaries to raise awareness about the lifesaving year-round work they do to care for local at-risk horses who’ve been abused, neglected or find themselves homeless.
Friday, April 11, 2014
The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is pleased with the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision expanding the emergency exception to the warrant requirement to protect animals in danger of imminent harm.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is teaming up with Google and Yahoo for the first-ever Google+ Hangout adoption event celebrating National Pet Day.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) applauds Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe for signing three bills to protect animals and pet owners during the 2014 legislative session.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
As part of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month in April, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) designates April 8 National Dog Fighting Awareness Day to raise awareness of the prevalence of dog fighting in the U.S., reveal little-known truths about the blood sport, and encourage animal lovers nationwide to take action against one of the most brutal forms of animal cruelty.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
In a new report released today by the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), the Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) reveals that human medications once again tops the list of toxins most commonly ingested by pets. Within the human medications category, a majority of cases (4,151) involved cardiac medications used often to control heart rate and blood pressure.
Thursday, March 13, 2014
The ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) commends the Massachusetts House of Representatives for passing S.1172, which would require local governments to include strategies in their emergency operations plans to support the needs of people with household pets or service animals in the event of a natural or man-made disaster. The Senate passed this bill in 2013, and it now heads to Gov. Deval Patrick to be signed into law.

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ASPCA in the News

huffingtonpost.com – May 29, 2014
How to Fight a Puppy Mill

dnainfo.com – May 28, 2014
ASPCA to Open Facility for Orphaned Kittens and Abused Dogs

petcarenews.com – May 28, 2014
5 Ways to be an Effective Advocate for Animals

usatoday.com – May 24, 2014
Senior dogs still have love to give

washingtontimes.com – April 3, 2014
13 arrested in Milwaukee dogfighting investigation

jsonline.com – April 3, 2014
12 Milwaukee residents charged in dogfighting investigation

washingtonpost.com – April 3, 2014
Md. General Assembly makes all dog owners liable for attack regardless of animal’s breed

abcnews.go.com – March 28, 2014
Critics: Kentucky Senators 'Snuck' 'Ag-Gag' into Animal Rights Bill

Today – February 20, 2014
Chow down! Homemade food for your pooch

washingtontimes.com – February 21, 2014
Animal advocates lobby state on pet shop breeders

connectionnewspapers.com – February 20, 2014
Letter: Ending Fox Penning

wtsp.com – February 19, 2014
74 Greyhounds killed at Florida tracks in seven months

mysuncoast.com – February 19, 2014
Groups push state lawmakers to increase regulation of dog racing

huffingtonpost.com – February 17, 2014
Michigan Wolves Don't Need to Die