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Ed Sayres

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Moving in the Wrong Direction for Horses

(396) Comments | Posted March 1, 2013 | 12:44 PM

The media has been in an absolute frenzy this past month over the appalling discovery that horse meat has been co-mingled and passed off as beef in frozen food products distributed across Europe. These are not isolated outbreaks in small companies either, but are massive scandals that have ensnared some...

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Shelter Dogs Deserve 'Best in Show'

(97) Comments | Posted February 11, 2013 | 1:20 PM

While many dog lovers will soon be watching pampered pooches strut their stuff on the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show stage, the ASPCA has this reminder: Dogs in shelters might not have a distinguished pedigree, but they are equally deserving of pomp and circumstance.

From coast...

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How We Were the Voice for Animals in 2012

(0) Comments | Posted January 2, 2013 | 12:22 PM

It's hard to believe that another year is over, and as I reflect on 2012 I'm amazed at all that was done to help animals. From rescuing animals imperiled following natural disasters and cruelty situations to working with animal shelters to increase their adoption rates, the ASPCA witnessed many successes...

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Puppies Are Not Toys

(28) Comments | Posted December 19, 2012 | 1:40 PM

Whether your pet has been naughty or nice this year, there's a good chance he or she is still going to get something special for the holidays. A recent Edge Research poll, commissioned by the ASPCA, found that 37 percent of American adults plan to buy holiday gifts for pets...

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ASPCA Angels 'Hop' to Help Small Animals

(0) Comments | Posted December 4, 2012 | 11:55 AM

As many know, the ASPCA works tirelessly across the country to protect dogs, cats and horses. What some might not know is that we also help many other types of animals, in part by supporting other organizations through our grants program. This includes programs such as rescuing farmed animals from...

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Rachael Ray and the ASPCA Combine Forces to Help Sandy's Animal Victims

(0) Comments | Posted November 19, 2012 | 12:56 PM

Rachael Ray is many things to many people - a favorite television personality, a bestselling author, a teacher, and a philanthropist. To homeless dogs and cats, Rachael is a rock star who is pulling out all the stops to save them.

Earlier this year, the ASPCA first partnered with...

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ASPCA Helping Those Affected By Hurricane Sandy

(1) Comments | Posted November 1, 2012 | 1:36 PM

As the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast assess the devastating destruction of Hurricane Sandy, I hope that you are all safe and sound inside with your pets. The ASPCA is on the ground, ready to help animals trapped or in danger in the aftermath of the hurricane.

On Monday I visited the...

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Adopt a Shelter Dog, and Save a Life

(0) Comments | Posted October 26, 2012 | 5:42 PM

Turn on the evening news tonight and there is a good chance that one of the top stories will be the latest presidential poll results. While polls may show that a large number of Americans remain undecided about their candidate of choice, there is no such indecision when it comes...

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ASPCA and Community Partners Team Up to Save Lives

(1) Comments | Posted September 12, 2012 | 5:27 PM

Oliver the kitten didn't have the most auspicious start in life: An animal control officer from the Tallahassee Leon County Animal Service Center rescued the orange tabby from a flooded sewer drain and took him to the shelter, where Oliver hissed at everyone who passed by his cage until the...

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Rescuing Gulf Coast Animals Endangered by Hurricane Isaac

(1) Comments | Posted September 4, 2012 | 10:21 AM

The devastating images from Louisiana and Mississippi following Hurricane Isaac's landfall are heart wrenching. While the damage from Isaac has not approached that of Hurricane Katrina, for the families and their pets who have been displaced from their homes, the effect on them is just as monumental.

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Hundreds of Caboodle Ranch Cats Rescued by the ASPCA Seeking Homes

(10) Comments | Posted August 7, 2012 | 11:19 AM

You can be a part of history by adopting a cat from the ASPCA's largest cat rescue effort since its founding more than 146 years ago: Next weekend, August 11-12, the ASPCA and several Florida animal welfare groups are holding simultaneous adoption events in Jacksonville, Sarasota and Clearwater, for hundreds...

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New York City's Homeless Animals Saved by National, Local Partnerships

(24) Comments | Posted July 27, 2012 | 6:43 PM

New York City has the lowest per capita rate of killing homeless dogs and cats by animal shelters, according to the latest findings of cities studied by Animal People, the leading independent newspaper providing original investigative coverage of animal issues worldwide.

Data in the July/August 2012 issue of

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ASPCA Grant Helps Save Horse's Life

(0) Comments | Posted July 12, 2012 | 12:57 PM

It wasn't what you would think of as a typical 911 call. A woman who was terrified her horse would drown in the Umpqua River in Oregon called 911 for help. She had been with her horse at the county fairgrounds when her horse spooked and jumped into the fast-moving...

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ASPCA Helps Seize 50 Dogs From Dog Fighting Dungeon

(6) Comments | Posted June 26, 2012 | 3:59 PM

The ASPCA, in conjunction with the New York Police Department (NYPD) Vice Enforcement Division and Bronx District Attorney's Office, assisted last week in the seizure of 50 canine victims of a dog fighting operation in the Bronx. Many of the dogs, ranging in age from 12 weeks to...

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ASPCA Pummels Puppy Mills With Pressure From Consumers, Politicians

(10) Comments | Posted June 1, 2012 | 4:45 PM

Hurting puppies is unfathomable to most of us. Americans love puppies, and many of us agree with the late Charles M. Schulz's sentiments: "Happiness is a warm puppy." But despite all the adoration, puppies (and their mothers) continue to suffer in puppy mills. Thankfully, recent developments, including a...

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Honor All Those Who Serve Us On Memorial Day

(1) Comments | Posted May 25, 2012 | 6:09 PM

This Memorial Day, as we remember all the brave men and women who have given their lives to protect our freedoms, let's not forget the sacrifices of the military working dogs who have served alongside them.

Much of the world cheered when 80 members of an American commando team...

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Saving Animals Through Advocacy

(2) Comments | Posted May 2, 2012 | 10:27 AM

Few causes are able to unite people such as Lorenzo Borghese from ABC's The Bachelor, actors Bo Derek and John Corbett, school children and animal welfare organizations, but all of these people and groups got together last week to participate in the "Horses on the Hill" event on...

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ASPCA Mega Match-a-thon a Resounding Success

(0) Comments | Posted April 13, 2012 | 4:20 PM

On any given Friday afternoon across America, most of us are likely to utter a variation of the same phrase: "Have a great weekend!" A good weekend may be one in which we are able to relax, but I believe that a truly great weekend is one in which something...

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Ag-Gag Bills Threaten Our Children, Our Freedom and Our Animals

(9) Comments | Posted March 22, 2012 | 10:48 AM

Americans overwhelmingly believe that food from our farms should be safe to eat and that farm animals should not be abused for its production. So it is disturbing that legislators in a number of states throughout the country are considering legislation known as "Ag-Gag" bills that would cripple the ability...

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Rachael Ray and ASPCA Team Up to Save Animals' Lives

(4) Comments | Posted March 6, 2012 | 11:42 AM

Do you know the top cause of death of dogs and cats in the United States? Cancer? Heart disease? Accidents? It's none of the above.

Homelessness is the leading cause of death for dogs and cats, and while far fewer animals are being killed in animal...

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