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Latest Press Releases
Thursday, May 3, 2007
NEW YORK, May 3, 2007—With Menu Foods yesterday greatly expanding its recall of pet food products due to new evidence of cross-contamination, the ASPCA today warned pet parents that this crisis is far from over, and urged them to watch their pe...
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
NEW YORK, April 25, 2007—The ASPCA is extremely proud to be part of a team of animal welfare agencies, led by the Louisiana SPCA (LA/SPCA), which participated in a major planned raid of a drug trafficking organization by federal authorities yes...
Friday, April 20, 2007
NEW YORK, April 20, 2007—As rumors of the spread of contamination in pet foods—possibly intentional—have been confirmed by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the ASPCA today announced new recommendations for pet parents looking for a...
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
NEW YORK, April 18, 2007—The ASPCA today urgently reminded pet parents that the pet food recall crisis, which started almost five weeks ago, is far from over—and, as such, pet parents need to stay alert to new developments as well as the health...
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
NEW YORK, April 17, 2007—Humane Law Enforcement agents of the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) arrested Joe Petcka this afternoon on animal cruelty charges. Petcka, 36, of Brooklyn, was arrested for the bea...
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
NEW YORK, April 10, 2007—The ASPCA today issued an urgent alert to pet parents that if they have not already done so, it is imperative for them to discontinue use of the recalled foods immediately. “More than three weeks into the pet food ...
Thursday, April 5, 2007
NEW YORK, April 5, 2007—With breaking news from Menu Foods that the dates of, and varieties listed in, the original pet food recall of March 16 has just been extended, the ASPCA reminds pet parents to stay alert to the wellbeing of their pets—b...
Wednesday, April 4, 2007
NEW YORK, April 4, 2007—As investigations into several aspects of the recent pet food recall continue—including any link between melamine, the toxin identified in the contaminated foods, and renal failure in pets, especially cats—the ASPCA has ...
Saturday, March 31, 2007
NEW YORK, March 31, 2007—Yesterday, news conferences held by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Menu Foods, Inc., confirmed suspicions by the ASPCA that a contaminant other than aminopterin may be responsible for the illnesses and...
Friday, March 30, 2007
NEW YORK, March 30, 2007— Three days ago, the ASPCA cautioned that aminopterin was an unlikely suspect in the illnesses and deaths of animals that ingested the recently-recalled contaminated foods—a suspicion that was today confirmed by the U. ...


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