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How Some Of Trump's Bad Tweets Are Helping Puppies And Kittens

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 02.01.2017 | Home

Here’s a little solace when you’re thinking about President Donald Trump’s rampant Twitter habit. Sometimes, those presidential barbs may be hel...

Shelters Offer Genius Way To Help Transition Dogs Into Forever Homes

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.12.2016 | Home

Animal shelters aren’t ideal environments for dogs. Oftentimes, they can be noisy, stressful and isolating. But some shelters across the country a...

Keeping The Animal Welfare Act On The Job Of Animal Protection

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 08.25.2016 | Home
Matthew Bershadker

During these times of political conflict and division, one issue that draws bipartisan and nearly universal support is animal welfare. For decades, th...

Elephant Memories: A Childhood Lost, And Found - At The Circus

Sandi Bachom | Posted 08.22.2016 | Home
Sandi Bachom

The falsehoods being perpetrated against the animal enterprise industry is unconscionable. This is about animal welfare, people who know everything about animals, defending themselves against those who know nothing.

Mervin The Chihuahua Has 2 Dads And 4 Siblings

Suzanne Donaldson | Posted 07.15.2016 | Home
Suzanne Donaldson

I met a man who loves dogs - so much, in fact, that he has 5 of them with his husband. He is my idea of a hero and here is his story. Meet Joey Teix...

Make 'Organic' Mean Something

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 06.23.2016 | Home
Matthew Bershadker

When an animal food product in your grocery store is proudly labeled "USDA Organic," you would think that means the animal had exposure to fresh air, sunshine, and significantly more space to move than on standard non-organic farms. But in reality, the "organic" label provides no clear requirements for either space or outdoor access for most animals.

Putting Muscle Behind the Animal Welfare Mission

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 05.04.2016 | Home
Matthew Bershadker

What's clear is that strong animal cruelty laws and dedicated enforcement go hand in hand with the elevation of public attitudes about the seriousness of these crimes. Each inspires and activates the other, and both are necessary to effectively tackle this problem.

ASPCA at 150: The Next Steps in Preventing Animal Cruelty

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 04.18.2016 | Home
Matthew Bershadker

While our historic milestone provides plenty of reasons to take pause and commemorate our past, the urgency of our cause demands that we continue to look ahead. To that end, the ASPCA is at the forefront of three relatively new areas of animal welfare concentration where the potential for saving lives is nearly limitless.

Commending Walmart's Cage-Free Commitment

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 04.06.2016 | Home
Matthew Bershadker

This week, Walmart, the largest grocery retailer in the U.S., took a positive step with its announcement to stop carrying shell eggs from hens raised in battery cages by 2025. The ASPCA was proud to work with Walmart on this historic decision.

When Compassion Defeats Cruelty

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 03.23.2016 | Home
Matthew Bershadker

One of the reasons animal cruelty is so shocking is because these atrocities stand in stark contrast to the values of our culture and communities. In January, that cruelty reached a horrific scale during our rescue of nearly 700 animals

52 Severely Neglected Animals Rescued From A Hoarder's Home In Florida

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 02.20.2016 | Home

One phone call saved 52 animals’ lives. According to the ASPCA, 47 dogs, four cats and a horse were rescued from a severe hoarding situation in a Be...

Make Animal Fighters Do More Time for Their Crimes

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 02.16.2017 | Home
Matthew Bershadker

When someone commits a heinous criminal act, we always hope the punishment will match the offense. But when it comes to one of the most abhorrent and brutal crimes there is -- animal fighting -- things rarely work out that way.

How To Help The Animals

Ken White | Posted 02.02.2017 | San Francisco
Ken White

What would you do if your kitten was kidnapped and abused? What if your dog was tortured by teenagers in a gang ritual? What if you knew of a trailer where dogs and cats had been abandoned, living without food, fresh air, or someone to take care of them?

Falling in love with Lucy the Christmas pup

R.J. Marx | Posted 12.29.2016 | Home
R.J. Marx

We haven't had a lot of dogs over the years. Never more than two at a time. Our last Christmas dog was Rinaldo. It is our wont to go Christmas week ...

Telling the Full Story of America's Animal Shelters

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 12.22.2016 | Home
Matthew Bershadker

While some reasonable estimates exist, the true number of U.S. animals sheltered at a national level has never actually been counted, much less shared. This lack of clarity severely impedes our ability to best serve our country's homeless animals.

All the Reasons Pets Are Good for You

Thrillist | Posted 12.17.2016 | Home

By: Jess Novak Credit: Shutterstock Owning a pet is one of the few experiences that can make you amenable to receiving a slobbery kiss from an anim...

New Study Spotlights Need To Help People Keep Their Pets

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 12.11.2016 | Home
Matthew Bershadker

One of the most telling discoveries from the study was that people with incomes below $50,000 were significantly more likely than their wealthier counterparts to re-home animals due to cost and housing issues. They were also more likely to re-home all pets in the household at once.

'Golden Girls' Remake With Senior Dogs Is Beyond Adorable

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.03.2015 | Home

For years, Sophia, Dorothy, Rose and Blanche were four of our best friends. But now there's a new set of "Golden Girls" on the block, the four-legged ...

Nina Golgowski

Arkansas Dog Hoarder Found Dead In Home, Eaten By Own Pets | Nina Golgowski | Posted 11.26.2015 | Home

An Arkansas dog hoarder's love of her pets ended up creating far bigger problems when authorities found the canines eating her body after her sudden d...

We We Must Keep Working To End Horse Slaughter

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 11.06.2016 | Home
Matthew Bershadker

Horse slaughter for human consumption is, for the moment, effectively prohibited on U.S. soil. But this prohibition has to be renewed annually in the federal appropriations bill.

The Real Solution to Protecting Pit Bulls

Steffen Baldwin | Posted 10.29.2016 | Home
Steffen Baldwin

Throughout Pit Bull Awareness Month this past October, a war of words was waged between various groups online about the best way to protect pit bulls from abuse.

New Yorkers: Ask Governor Cuomo to Protect Community Cats

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 10.19.2016 | New York
Matthew Bershadker

Spayed and neutered cats make less noise, spray less, and have a reduced risk of getting cancer. And because spayed female cats don't go into heat, they attract fewer male cats to the area.

5 Quick Tips for Dealing With a Pet Poisoning Emergency

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 10.13.2016 | Home
Dr. Karen Becker

In 2013, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) processed nearly 180,000 cases of pets potentially exposed to toxic substances. The APCC has c...

Too Many People Are Still Not Adopting Animals

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 10.12.2016 | Home
Matthew Bershadker

For most people concerned about animal welfare, adopting pets from an animal shelter or rescue organization is unquestionably the right thing to do. However, as we observe "Adopt a Shelter Dog Month," it's easy to incorrectly assume that the general public understands this imperative.

If You Want To Stop Violence Against People, Stop Violence Against Animals

The Huffington Post | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.08.2015 | Home

Denise asked the animal service officers if she could look in the green bag. They told her she really didn't want to do that. In the bag were the rema...