Every year, thousands of animals succumb to heat stroke and suffocation because they’ve been left alone in a hot car. Even with the windows cracked, temperatures can become deadly in less than thirty minutes. To help the ASPCA save more lives this summer, find out what YOU should do if you encounter an animal in this situation.
A constitutional amendment guaranteeing the “right to farm” was passed in Missouri last week by the narrowest of margins. Those who opposed it, including the ASPCA, worry that it could shield a disturbingly broad range of agricultural industries and practices.
Lawmakers in Nassau County, New York, recently passed legislation regulating county pet stores and breeders beyond state requirements, but it doesn't do enough to protect animals and consumers. Read more about how local governments can take an active role in creating new standards of care.