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ASPCA - American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Rating: 4.25 stars   170 reviews 12,596

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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.

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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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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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Rating: 5 stars  

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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Rating: 5 stars  

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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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Rating: 5 stars  

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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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Rating: 5 stars  

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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Rating: 4 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

After my 14 year-old cat 'TRACI' , who was like a son went to Heaven back in November 2015, I was reluctant to replace him with another cat. However, I had an empty space that needed to be filled and it was time to have some company again. I thought about purchasing a cat but realized that there were so many animals in shelters that needed a home. A friend of mine actually drove me to the 92nd Street ASPCA and told me that’s where he adopted his feline friend from. I must say, even though it was crowed, the wait-time was not long and I was escorted by a very courteous and patient volunteer who showed me a variety of cats of all ages. I was extremely impressed with the clean and well-kept center. Not even a hint of odor and the animals seemed very happy, as a matter of fact, the cat that caught my eye and heart was a 4-year old black & white the center called 'RASCAL'. When he was let out of his cage for us to do some bonding, he walked around me, purred and politely went back into his cage. Once in his cage, he turned and meowed at me… that’s when I knew he was the one I wanted to take home.

I have since renamed him ‘LOGAN’. At my house, LOGAN started exploring and decided that he likes to sit on my baby grand piano and look out the window.

HE IS SUCH A CUTIE and so mild-mannered.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

Almost two weeks ago I visited the ASPCA 92nd Street location and adopted a 4-year-old tuxedo cat I've named Herbie. I knew I wanted to adopt an older cat to give it a chance at having a good home, but since I've never owned a cat before I also knew I needed some guidance. The ASPCA has you fill out a questionnaire so they can get to know you better and then you sit down with a volunteer to figure out what kind of cat personality you're looking for (they test each cat to determine if they're a 'sidekick', 'leader of the band,' etc.). After that the volunteer took me into the room where the cats are kept, each one of them with their own bed, food, and toys behind glass. The space was very clean and each cat has information about their approximate age, adoption date, description of their temperament, and any health issues the ASPCA vet may have come across during their examination. Herbie was a 'see vet' cat, which means I met with the vet before officially adopting him so she could explain some health issues he came in with.

I didn't take too long looking around for a cat, but the staff wants to make sure the cats are paired with the right person so they definitely would have taken the time. I was just so smitten with Herbie after I kneeled down and he came out of his bed and put his paws on the glass right where I was. I knew he was the one! Even so, they take the cat to a socialization area so you can get to know it better. I can be a little timid in these situations and this was my first ever adoption as I mentioned, so I really appreciated the patience, care, and expertise of the staff and volunteers.

After meeting with the vet, I filled out the paperwork and picked up a starter kit (food/water bowls, litter box and litter, and some toys) they had on hand. They provide packets/cans of dry and wet food at no cost and an information guide on everything you need to know about caring for your pet in the years to come. I also bought a hard carrier from them, which was recommended for Herbie (you can also rent one). It looks like a lot of cats, especially kittens, go home in a box that the ASPCA provides.

I was really impressed with the fact that the ASPCA takes such good care of these animals and gives them the best chance possible to be adopted into a loving home. Herbie was given his vaccines and microchipped/registered automatically with Home Again (they do this for all their animals), and he also received a necessary tooth extraction. This was done when he arrived a month earlier. Also, the adoption fee is waived for cats over 3. All this means I adopted a cat at no charge, which I didn't expect. I just paid for the starter kit and carrier.

Herbie really has come into his own in his new home, and it warms my heart every day to see him feeling more and more at ease. I can't imagine my life without him, and I'm so glad I chose the ASPCA who took care of him so well after he was out on the streets for who knows how long. They will take an adopted pet back whenever, even years down the line, in the event you can no longer care for the pet. Herbie will always be safe with me, but I think that shows the ASPCA's life-long commitment to these animals. They check in with you periodically after adoption to make sure everything is okay, and they also provide a 14-day medical voucher in case anything should pop up that they didn't spot while he was at the shelter.

Thank you, ASPCA! I will definitely be supporting your efforts with donations in the future. You do a wonderful thing. Herbie would thank you too, but he's too busy snoring in the cat bed I made him (photo attached). :)

 
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What an amazing organization! I talked with Olivia Williams about the Horse Action Team and became even more enthusiastic about working to save horses at risk. Hope for Horses, Inc. was in need of funding to help gentle and train at risk horses we took in. The process was efficient and thorough. We received our notice quickly and the funding arrived before I could tell everyone involved! Thank You

 
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