Nowhere is Los Angeles' homeless dog population a more chronic problem than in South Central where thousands of canines run wild. And nowhere is a blind eye turned more than in this section of the city.
While we encourage potential adopters to look at rescue websites to help find their perfect match, you should never, ever adopt or purchase an animal without meeting him or her first. By doing so, you could be funding the puppy mill industry.
All pets will enjoy toys and supplies purchased from puppy-free stores every bit as much as those purchased at stores selling puppies, so why not exercise your consumer power by only purchasing toys and other supplies at stores that do not support the puppy mill industry?
For animal lovers the country over, the thought of losing a beloved pet does not bear thinking about. When a pet does go missing, people are often uns...
Despite the rawness of nature, the world made more sense in the oceans, the forests and the mountains. Yet, it was from the wilderness through one animal -- an endangered seal named KP2 (Kauai Pup 2) -- that my faith in the hand of man was restored.
While we strategize ways to prevent the births of unwanted pets through targeted spay/neuter programs, this is a time during which many homes consider adding a four-legged family member to the household.
After adopting his first dog last year, a pit bull named Trooper, Emmy-nominated television producer, Michael Levitt, felt compelled to go further, and added animal rescue -- specifically pit bulls -- to his slate of productions.
Did you know that pets under one year old are 2.5 times more likely to need unexpected veterinary treatment than their older counterparts; are you prepared to pay for his health care?
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.
Adoption doesn't take a hero and it's easy to do. As long as you're ready to love and care for a pet, you can help save a life. No matter how you're able to help, you can bring us one step closer to ending the pet homelessness problem for good.
Many people long to do something different. They dream about starting a new career but can't get past the common hurdles: how to leverage what they know into what they love and how to live on less, as a new career often means a pay cut.
This summer, we conducted an unofficial (and involuntary) experiment: Take one unsocialized Rottweiler and see what five different dog trainers will do with it
How would any of our newly elected politicians answer the question, "What would you do for the lives and welfare of companion animals?" Who is digging down to the root of social problems like animal abandonment?
While some may claim dogs don't understand dangerous situations, they are trained to know when there is danger and they are trained to run toward the danger to do their job. Surely, they are deserving of one night on the red carpet.
Why is the HSUS' eagerness for fund-raising after Sandy so loathsome? Because -- based on the HSUS's performance during and after Katrina -- if you care about starving creatures, you're probably better off grinding your dollars into a nutritious paste and feeding them directly.
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