ASPCA - American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Rating: 4.15 stars   145 reviews 8,547

Issues: Animals

Location: 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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EIN 13-1623829
212-876-7700
http://www.aspca.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Thanks to ASPCA NY, their spay/neutering grant to Animalkind Inc. (animalkind.info) in Hudson, NY, we were able to do 2000+ procedures for low-income pet owners in 2013. We are looking forward to do more of the same this coming year with the generous grant that the A has just awarded us for 2015-16. We are also grateful for the mobil S/N clinic which will enable us to go to farmers and low income communities--families with unneutered cats and be able to help people who otherwise will not have the means or access to take care of their animals. We are so grateful to be able to carry out this work. Thank you ASPCA NY!!!

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

Life-changing

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

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

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The ASPCA is the BEST organization helping animals and organizations! Animalkind Inc. in Hudson, NY had a fire in 2012 and the ASPCA stepped in to help to rebuild our facility as well as granted us a big grant to alter pets of low-income pet owners!
In addition, a vehicle was donatated, much needed in our rural area, to transport pets of low-income pet owners to our S/N clinic at our facility! The surgical suite was equippt by another grant from the ASPCA- we would have not recovered from the tragic loss. The ASPCA ROCKS!!! Thank you for always being there for the animals in need!!!!
Katrin Hecker (Animalkind/Executive Director)

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ASPCA is a great organization for animals who don't have home. I adopted one cat who is my love. Recently I adopted another cat who is so sweet. I strongly advise people who consider pet ASPCA is a great place to get one. Because so many lovely animals are waiting to be adopted. I promise that they will give back to you more than you give to them.
Good Luck!

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The ASPCA grant process has been exceptionally smooth (technologically), thorough, and the follow-up was exactly as they said it would be. It has been a pleasure working with this organization. Drema Telfer, Volunteer, BrightSide Animal Center, Redmond, OR

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

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Misfit Acres will be forever grateful for everything the ASPCA does for animals and for those facilities that help them. Their generosity and eagerness to help all involved in the animal world is to be commended

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The ASPCA is a very generous organization! Their understanding of the financial resources required to help animals is to be applauded. Many times, the ASPCA has fulfilled our grant request helping us succeed with our horse sanctuary. They are very easy to work with in the event you cannot complete your project on time, always eager to listen to your concerns, and are "just here to help".

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None - this organization needs no changes.

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

Life-changing

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

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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We popped into an ASPCA van with adoptable cats on Sunday and ended up taking one home! We received fabulous guidance from the staff regarding food, litter, toys and everything in between - Eileen was exceptional in setting expectations and making sure we took home a cat that would be compatible with us. We have had Maisy Jade (formerly Blanche) at home for 3 days now and after meticulously following the staff's instructions, she is adjusting very well! She is playful and affectionate and we are so happy to have found a great new companion!

We are also very pleased to know that Maisy can have a free checkup at the shelter within a month of her adoption and that she was up to date on shots at the time of adoption! We are very happy with the services of ASPCA and very thankful to the staff who supported us through the adoption process. Thank you!

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We visited the ASPCA in upper Manhattan and had an amazing experience. They take great care of the animals and the people coming to adopt them. The place is extremely clean, the staff very kind and knowledgeable and efficient. After being taken around to look for a new cat, we chose one and were instructed what to expect and what to do. We love our new family member.

The experience was so great we are hoping to volunteer and will definitely be donors. Thank you to the staff!

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The ASPCA has supported the Longhopes Donkey Shelter in many ways the past few years. They have provided us with excellent educational opportunities to help further our cause. They have provided grants for castration programs, emergency hay support and capital improvements. Their grant application is easy to navigate and their communication is responsive. We are very appreciative for their support.

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My partner and I began searching for a cat in NYC in about September 2014. Before discovering ASPCA in Feb 2015 on the UES, we tried several agencies and smaller adoption operations and became quickly dismayed by the process. The fees were high, and we later learned several agencies were getting paid from NY Government, getting the cats for free, but still charging adopters. The application process was also onerous and many other aspects were shady and inconvenient. We gave up some time in November, after searching for at least a month.

The new year rolled around and we started searching again. We found ASPCA just by googling "same day adoption" and went the next day. We walked in and did some very fast paperwork but were quickly on our way to actually seeing the animals. One of the first cats we saw was this beautiful, curious 2 year-old girl. We had shown up pretty late but they let us begin the paperwork before the site closed. We returned the next day and within an hour we were leaving the site with our amazing animal. Oh, and she was completely free!
In NYC, ASPCA was easily the fastest, cheapest, cleanest adoption center, with guarantees, free check-ups, and other amenities.
I will absolutely be donating to this organization and recommending it to anyone looking for a pet for their home.

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Adopted a cat great experience! They found the best cat to fit my lifestyle and personality. He is a great addition to my home! The staff was very kind and very helpful. It's great that a free check up is included as well as free food samples to get him started. Very happy with my experience. The place was very clean and the animals looked well cared for.

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