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ASPCA - American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Rating: 4.26 stars   173 reviews 12,755

Address:

424 E 92nd St New York NY 10128 USA

Mission:

The ASPCA mission, as stated by founder Henry Bergh, is “to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.” The ASPCA works to rescue animals from abuse, pass humane laws and share resources with shelters nationwide.

Results:

Today, The ASPCA continues to be at the forefront of developments designed to protect and promote the welfare of animals. The organization helps thousands of animals every year, striving to make America a humane community in which all animals are treated with respect and kindness.

Programs:

Animal health services - see schedule o

public education and communications - see schedule o

anti cruelty programs - see schedule o

community outreach

2016 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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212-876-7700
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Rating: 5 stars  

I adopted Jubilee a few days ago from the adoption center on 92nd street. My experience at the center was wonderful. The workers were helpful, seemed to genuinely care about the welfare of the cats and kittens and have very close relationships with some of the cats. I went on a Tuesday afternoon around 4 PM expecting it to be empty, but apparently other people had the same idea, but although they seemed pretty busy, I was able to fill out a few forms and see available cats in short order, and walked out with my new roommate just over an hour later. The adoption center provided a collar and name tag with my phone number on it, as well as an information packet on certain aspects of feline care and food to make sure that her diet would be the same at home as it was at the shelter to provide consistency in her diet and comfort with her routine.

I would certainly recommend the ASPCA adoption center to anyone considering adopting a cat or kitten. Additionally, I adopted on a weekday, so Jubilee, who is just over a year old, was free, as opposed to the normal fee of $75 for cats aged 4 months to 3 years. Even though I did not have to pay (and I was pleasantly surprised about that) I will probably donate to the ASPCA due to the excellent service I received and the great work they are doing, and I would encourage others to do the same.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Hi,
I adopted "Quasar" the cutest kitten in the world. The staff was kid friendly and made us feel welcomed. We love our little forever friend. I also made a donation while I was there. Thank you again ASPCA.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I went to see about adopting a new fur-ever friend after the passing of our beloved 16.5 year old tuxedo girl, Lola. The space was well set up, with a variety of cats to see and meet. The volunteer who took me (and my mother-in-law, who was in town that weekend) through the process explained everything and answered any questions I had. I wound up meeting several cats, but as they say, a cat picks you, and that's how I wound up with Jackie (previously Nicoria), who loves her new home so far. Definitely a worthy option if you are looking to provide someone with a new lease on life.

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

Ain't it funny how the ASPCA shows you these commercials about the sad, helpless, and injured animals? When at the same time these commercials prove that it is not as important to care for these animals immediately but to make you feel bad to pull in extra dollars by continuing to leave these animals in cages and helpless situations longer as they must take hours ( more hours minutes or even seconds that these animals must suffer) to set up their cameras and walk around photographing these poor animals. But, instead of releasing these animals and getting medical care immediately they walk around and leave them helpless while fulfilling their own agenda first in order to stuff there own pockets with as much money as possible. These commercials are proof of only one thing. That the ASPCA doesn't care of the immediate attention of these animals which may only have seconds left to live but instead to get the correct shots for their money making commercials first. I would never donate money to such an organization with the lack of respect for life as the ASPCA. Don't judge a book by the cover. Open it up and have a more broad view of the situation.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Thank you with your help to provide pasture for horses in need.

 
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I am incredibly impressed by the ASPCA's adoption program. They are very organized, and both their staff and many volunteers walk you through the process from start to finish. It's the additional support provided, however, that I want to write about. You are given a free vet visit to use within a month of when you adopt (I adopted a kitten, so this is to make sure his booster shots are done). They also provide an extensive information packet with everything you need to know about caring for a cat - I am a previous cat owner and rescuer, and I still learned new things. They provide a hotline to call with any questions re: health, behavior, or any other support you need; I've used it a few times already. At no extra cost, they gave me a bag of both the dry and wet food brands they'd been feeding my cat so that I could transition him smoothly. They also gave a collar with engraved tag. For the $125 adoption fee (it's lower for older cats), you get all of the above as well as spaying/neutering, deworming, vaccinating, SNAP testing and microchipping. They follow up afterwards by e-mail to see how you're doing, and they'll take back any pet they adopt out if you can no longer provide care. I am thoroughly impressed and recommend them highly! They've got animal rescue down to a science. Sidenote: they also play a huge role in spaying/neutering NYC's feral cat population. Being TNR certified, I have been able to bring several stray cats and have them spayed/neutered for free.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Quite well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2016

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Went to ASPCA to adopt a cat and ended up leaving with a bonded pair of 8 month old cats, Deirdre and Dylan. The volunteers described their feline-ality purrfectly so I knew what to expect. I can tell all of the animals housed here are well cared for. I was able to meet many fur babies before making my decision. The process was enjoyable, thorough and took about an hr. Although they can never replace our Softy, we love our new babies!!!

 
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My daughter and I went by here to start the process of getting her a kitten for her 19th birthday. What a delightful and professional experience, from check-in through being interviewed to figure out what kind of a cat companion she wanted (she wanted a "personal assistant" it turns out!), and finally seeing the kitten we ended up bringing home as a new family member. Everyone was very thorough and we were given absolutely everything we needed to get started, as well as a behavioral hotline to call with any issues, for the life of our pet. It breaks my heart to think that our little kitten had been a stray on the street until he came to the ASPCA, and I would hope that everyone would consider adoption here if looking for a companion animal.

 
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i went to the ASPCA on sunday with the intention of adopting a kitty, when the kitty i wanted to adopt didn't end up being the right match for my family i was introduced to another little cat named PEYTON. well needless to say i fell in love and couldn't leave with out her.
she is such a joy to my family.
I would highly recommend adopting from the ASPCA every one from the volunteers to the adoption counselors to the Drs there.
everyone is wonderful!
thank you all so much!

 
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2 people found this review helpful

This place is amazing! The love and compassion they show the animals is beyond more than I can say! This place is family. We went to pick out a cat and the knowledge the staff has of every single animal there is great! Staff is the best! They treat you with kindness, answer anything and everything, show you every piece of information they have on each animal and don't hide anything! ASPCA IS THE BEST AND THANKS FOR LETTING US ADOPT CRUNCHY!

 
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