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Should Animal Shelters Bring Back Controversial Pet Tests?

Los Angeles Daily News | Dana Bartholomew | Posted 02.02.2013 | Los Angeles

For a decade, Los Angeles has banned testing its shelter animals for potential aggression lest it condemn adoptable pets to death. Now Animal Service...

Helping Up a Storm: Saving Pets After Sandy

Natasha Ashton | Posted 01.20.2013 | Impact
Natasha Ashton

As heartbreaking as it is to watch our neighbors struggle after losing their homes and possessions, it is equally tragic to consider those who also lost beloved pets to the storm.

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

Ed Sayres | Posted 01.19.2013 | Impact
Ed Sayres

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.

What About All The Pets Left Behind?

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 01.13.2013 | Green

NEW YORK — Kate and Warren Sherwood had to think quickly about what to take when Superstorm Sandy's surge flooded their barrier island and cause...

A Crafty Way To Help Animals In Need

Huffington Post | Shana Ecker | Posted 11.08.2012 | HuffPost Home

We are asking our readers to "Sew For Sandy" and put their crafty skills to the test.

LOOK: ASPCA Sets Up Emergency Vet Stations At Evacuation Centers

Posted 11.05.2012 | New York

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, New Yorkers organized relief efforts to support victims and neighborhoods affected by the storm's immense damage. ...

Move Over, Romney and Obama: The Barbi Twins' 'Green Tea Diploradical Party' Speaks for the Real 99 Percent

Joan K. Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Joan K. Smith

Shane and Sia Barbi, the animal activists and legendary Playboy celebrities, would like us to understand that humans as a species represent "the 1 percent," with animals and the environment making up the 99 percent.

ASPCA Helping Those Affected By Hurricane Sandy

Ed Sayres | Posted 11.01.2012 | New York
Ed Sayres

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

Adopt a Shelter Dog, and Save a Life

Ed Sayres | Posted 12.26.2012 | Impact
Ed Sayres

You can help homeless dogs in a myriad of ways, the most obvious of which is by adopting one from your local shelter or rescue group. Foster families are often needed to care for dogs who are not doing well in a shelter environment.

Blind Pooch Stuns Judges With Aquatic Fetching Skills

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 09.17.2012 | Good News

Jack, a 10-year-old labrador who lost his eyesight three years ago, is making waves, literally, after earning the "judge's favorite" distinction in th...

ASPCA and Community Partners Team Up to Save Lives

Ed Sayres | Posted 11.12.2012 | Green
Ed Sayres

Our goal is an ambitious one -- to end the killing of healthy or treatable dogs and cats in animal shelters. We don't pretend this is easy, but we are always mindful that animals like Oliver need our help.

Catroulette Site Is Like Chatroulette, But For Homeless Belgian Cats

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 09.05.2012 | Good News

A group of Belgian cat adoption agencies have created a new adoption website based off the widely popular, if entirely unpredictable, Chatroulette phe...

Making A Difference: The World of Giving - How to Help Hurricane Isaac Victims

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 10.30.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Here are some relatively easy ideas and suggestions to consider. It is important to remember there are three stages or phases to most natural disasters. They are Rescue, Relief and Recovery... and all three need your help!

Hundreds of Caboodle Ranch Cats Rescued by the ASPCA Seeking Homes

Ed Sayres | Posted 10.07.2012 | Green
Ed Sayres

If you've ever considered sharing your home (or barn, in the case of certain animals) with a cat, now would be a great time to adopt. These cats have been through so much.

Outrageous Cat Headphones Are Real!

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 08.06.2012 | Technology

Cornering what some may considered a very niche, luxury market, headphones developer SOL REPUBLIC has created a new and limited line of headphones des...

How I'm Celebrating Non-Parents Day

Melody Moezzi | Posted 10.01.2012 | Women
Melody Moezzi

Considering roughly half of all pregnancies in the U.S. are unplanned, it makes you wonder: Why don't people give nearly as much consideration to childbearing as they do to pet adoption?

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

Ed Sayres | Posted 09.26.2012 | New York
Ed Sayres

Achieving no-kill status in communities across the country is something that we should not only aspire to -- we should also demand it.

LOOK: Congressional Staffers Play With Puppies, Kittens

The Huffington Post | Erin Mershon | Posted 07.24.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Congressional staffers might come to blows over their loyalty to elephants and donkeys, but when it comes to puppies, there's little to ...

47 Pit Bulls Rescued From Alleged Bronx Dog Fighting Ring

Posted 06.22.2012 | New York

The NYPD arrested a Bronx man Thursday, and are searching for another man, on charges of animal cruelty in connection with an alleged pit bull fightin...

Advocacy Groups: Military Dogs Should Be Classified As More Than Just 'Equipment'

Posted 06.07.2012 | Impact

Though military dogs fight alongside soldiers on the battlefield, these warriors are still qualified as "equipment" under federal law, making it diffi...

ASPCA Pummels Puppy Mills With Pressure From Consumers, Politicians

Ed Sayres | Posted 08.01.2012 | Impact
Ed Sayres

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.

WATCH: Banana Republic Plays With Puppies

Posted 05.31.2012 | Style

What's the only thing better than bright, print-covered summer clothes? Bright, print-covered summer clothes WITH PUPPIES. At least that was Banana...

PHOTOS: Adopt A Kitten On National Hug Your Cat Day

The Huffington Post | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 05.30.2012 | Los Angeles

More than 17,000 healthy or treatable animals were killed in Los Angeles shelters last year. And while City Council members and Angelenos come togethe...

Bronx Veterinarian Charged With Dumping Bags Of Dead Animals On Highway

Posted 05.29.2012 | New York

A Bronx veterinarian has been charged with illegally disposing over 30 bags of euthanized animals along a Westchester highway. Andrew Manesis was ...

Honor All Those Who Serve Us On Memorial Day

Ed Sayres | Posted 07.25.2012 | Impact
Ed Sayres

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.