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Latest Press Releases
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
The ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), at the request of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office and Pulaski County Attorney's Office, is assisting in the removal, transport, sheltering and medical treatment of more than 40 dogs from a large, substandard breeding facility—frequently referred to as a puppy mill—called Dream Catcher Kennels in Nancy, Ky.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Recognizing the need for continued education in the field of veterinary forensic sciences, the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) and the University of Florida’s Maples Center for Forensic Medicine today announced a new graduate program that will give students the opportunity to earn a Master of Science degree in Veterinary Forensic Sciences from the University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in Gainesville, Fla.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Virginia voters overwhelmingly oppose the practice of “fox penning” by a more than 9-to-1 margin – and a large majority support legislation to prohibit the practice. A new poll conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research surveyed 625 statewide voters on various animal welfare issues.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for voting to prohibit the use of tax dollars to inspect U.S. horse slaughter facilities, reinstating a ban on domestic horse slaughter for the 2014 fiscal year.
Friday, January 10, 2014
The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today applauds Gov. Andrew Cuomo for enacting a measure to regulate pet dealers in New York State.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
The ASPCA today commends the U.S. Senate for passing the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act (S. 1171), which will enable veterinarians to more easily perform life-saving services for animals in crisis.
Monday, January 6, 2014
The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced that applications are now open in the 2014 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge, with $600,000 in prize grants to help shelters save more homeless cats and dogs.
Monday, January 6, 2014
The first “ag-gag,” or whistleblower suppression, bill of 2014 has been introduced, and will be heard in the Corrections and Criminal Law committee on Tuesday at the Indiana State House. In 2013, 11 states saw introductions of these bills aimed at covering up animal abuse, unsafe working conditions and environmental violations on industrial factory farms.
Friday, December 20, 2013
The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) announced today that it will wrap up its operational support in Spokane, Wash. next Monday, December 23 after helping Spokane County Regional Animal Protective Services (SCRAPS) find placement for the majority of horses seized during an animal cruelty investigation last month.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s release of its long-awaited policy is drawing criticism from a group of leading animal welfare organizations, including The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), Farm Sanctuary, Animal Welfare Approved, and the Animal Legal Defense Fund.

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ASPCA in the News

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