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Helping Pets Before They're in Harm's Way

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 05.01.2015 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

The ASPCA's Cruelty Intervention Advocacy is a holistic intervention approach that takes into account how the societal challenges that pet owners often face -- including poverty, housing restrictions, lack of transportation, and limited resources -- profoundly affect the animals under their care. I'd like to share why this uncommon approach is so necessary to keep animals alive.

Science and Compassion Are Needed to Halt Animal Suffering

Ruth Steinberger | Posted 03.13.2015 | Impact
Ruth Steinberger

Due to overwhelming numbers of animals that need surgery and aftercare for free, and the near-impossible logistics and cost of setting up and staffing clinics all over the globe, most will not have access to spay/neuter programs.

Hey Derick Dillard, Here's The Perfect Way You Can Make Up for Trying to Hit A Cat With Your Sled

Arin Greenwood | Posted 03.04.2015 | Green
Arin Greenwood

Derick Dillard, husband of 19 Kids and Counting daughter Jill Duggard, has something of a PR cat-astrophy on his hands.

Give Spay/Neuter Options to Those Who Need Them Most

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 04.25.2015 | Los Angeles
Matthew Bershadker

Could you imagine having to give up your pet because you couldn't afford to spay or neuter it? Sadly, in underserved communities in and around the greater L.A. area, the biggest obstacles to spaying and neutering pets -- which is critical to preventing animal homelessness, suffering, and unnecessary euthanasia -- come down primarily to issues of economics and geography.

Good Neighbors Around the World: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 11.22.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

What is it like to make a financial investment in a social change leader, every single day of the year? Since January 1, 2013, through the Pollinatio...

From the Streets of LA to 90210; The Real Beverly Hills Chihuahua

Julia Orr | Posted 03.31.2014 | Los Angeles
Julia Orr

Against all odds, the life of a 9lb Chihuahua-mix dog called Anastasia changed dramatically, from living on the streets of LA with a homeless girl, to a Beverly Hills mansion.

Have YOU Talked To Your Pets About Condoms?

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 10.03.2013 | Green

It’s time to have ‘the talk.’ With your cat. The San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals launched a spoof website for ...

LOOK: PETA's Bizarre New Campaign

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.25.2013 | Green

A rather bizarre pro-spaying demonstration involving humans dressed as condoms and a model named Lacey Banghard has some people scratching their heads...

How We Were the Voice for Animals in 2012

Ed Sayres | Posted 03.04.2013 | Green
Ed Sayres

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 throughout the country.

Thinking of Adopting a Pet for the Holidays?

Ruth Steinberger | Posted 02.13.2013 | Impact
Ruth Steinberger

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.

Solving L.A.'s Homeless Dog Epidemic, Part One: The Rescuers

Xaque Gruber | Posted 02.13.2013 | Green
Xaque Gruber

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.

PHOTOS: A Haven For Strays In Former War-Torn City

AP | AIDA CERKEZ | Posted 12.06.2012 | Green

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- It's past midnight and a van stops on a hilly Sarajevo street. The side door slides open quietly and four dogs jump ou...

Getting a Little Nuts

Ken White | Posted 01.07.2013 | San Francisco
Ken White

In recent times, two breeds of dog have not only become incredibly popular but also appear to be bucking the past trends of falling out of popularity almost as quickly: Pit Bulls and Chihuahuas.

Dr. Drew: Too Much Sex Can Be A Bad Thing...

Posted 08.11.2012 | Green

Dr. Drew Pinsky believes too much sex can be a bad thing... for pets. Joining PETA's campaign to to combat animal homelessness, the "Celebrity Reh...

Kevin Nealon: We Can't Stop Fanny Packs But We Can Stop This

Posted 06.19.2012 | Los Angeles

Gonorea, lazy ear, infantile baldness. Too many whales, skateboarding in hospitals, kangaroo impotence. These are "problems" we cannot solve, Sa...

Saving The Satos -- Stray Dogs

Cesar Millan | Posted 05.02.2012 | Home
Cesar Millan

Stray and abandoned dogs are reproducing faster than we can find homes for them, and if spaying and neutering doesn't increase dramatically, we are going to see the problem get completely out of control.

Councilman's Personal Experience With Puppy Mills Inspires New Anti-Mill Measure

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 12.03.2012 | Los Angeles

The cute puppy and kitten faces peering out from Los Angeles malls and storefronts could soon all be rescues. The LA City Council Tuesday voted 11-1 i...

A New Method To Neuter Your Dog

Anna Jane Grossman | Posted 06.10.2012 | Home
Anna Jane Grossman

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Spay & Neuter Project In Trouble

AP | SUE MANNING | Posted 06.09.2012 | Green

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a state where people wear their hearts on their bumpers, a specialty license plate campaign by California pet lovers to save a...

Ethical Dilemma: When Is It Time to Cut?

Aaron Hurst | Posted 06.05.2012 | Home
Aaron Hurst

On numerous occasions I have written to the New York Times Ethicist columnist with ethical dilemmas arising from my job and personal situations. They...

Today Is World Spay Day

Posted 02.28.2012 | Green

Will you help save animal lives on World Spay Day? Held on the last Tuesday of every February, World Spay Day is part of a campaign to promote anim...

Speaking Up for the Underdog

Gary Weitzman, DVM | Posted 04.02.2012 | DC
Gary Weitzman, DVM

I urge you to speak up for animals, even -- or rather, especially -- for pit bulls. When enough people do, and do so at every opportunity, change will come.

The Pit Bull Dilemma

Gary Weitzman, DVM | Posted 01.14.2012 | DC
Gary Weitzman, DVM

We'll continue to try to save animals from needless euthanasia in this country. We'll save the pits, and anything else we can. And we'll try to convince the adopting public to go their local shelters first, if they're in the market to adopt.

Millions Of Cats And Dogs Killed Each Year: Could The Obama Administration Help?

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 11.22.2011 | Green

Every year, an estimated 3-4 million dogs and cats are killed in U.S. shelters. Based on those estimates, over 8,219 animals will be killed today. ...

Kids, Animals and Charities -- Who Knew?

Brian Buck | Posted 08.21.2011 | Impact
Brian Buck

It's probably not surprising that some of the most popular charities among kids are those that assist animals. Here are five such organizations.