ASPCA - American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Rating: 4.1 stars   136 reviews

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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Rating: 5 stars  

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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The ASPCA on 92nd Street is a wonderful place. I went two days after Christmas and the place was hopping. I was greetd warmly right away and told there would be a short delay but in the meantime I could fill out some paperwork. Before I was done there was a person assigned to help me. They asked me many good questions and reviewed my preferences before we began. The area we sat in had many cats in large rooms enclosed by glass. They were all healthy looking, had cozy beds, lots of space and toys to play with. None of the cats seemed at all agitated but were either sleeping or playing.
I had wanted a kitten but they were in short supply and before we even got to view them, I overheard that the two cats (5 months and 6 months old) in a room we were passing needed to be placed in homes with at least one other cat. Since I had another cat at home, I asked to see these two young cats. One was very shy and I was told she'd need to be handled very gently and might take a long time to warm up. I saw her and fell in love and that was that. They sent a behavioralist out to talk to me before they would consider placing this cat in my home. I was impressed that they knew their animals so well. The cat is now living with me. It's one week now and she does hide but she comes out and plays, eats well, loves the other cat, and will occassionally sit next to me on the couch.
I am very happy with this beautiful little cat and very impressed with the care and concern given to her and all the others at the ASPCA facility. What a wonderful organization.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I went the day after Christmas 2014 to adopt a kitten. From the moment I walked in there were several things that impressed me: the cleanliness, the staff, and their genuine need to make a perfect match. A volunteer immediately greeted me and within seconds I was filling out a survey to try and make the perfect match between the type of home the pet would be going in and the pet to make the pieces work. After filling out the appropriate paper work, we were escorted through the various rooms based on whether or not we would be adopting a single pet or a couple. As soon as we met T Jay, our new kitten, we KNEW this was the one. I am happy to say within just a few days, he has made a happy adjustment to our home. Thank you ASPCA for your love and care. I will forever be indebted to you!
Richard Skipper

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Rating: 5 stars  

Linn County Animal Rescue has great respect for ASPCA and their work with animal welfare. We are very honored to be associated with such a caring organization. Bonnie

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Rating: 5 stars  

I want to thank Jill Van Tuyl , Mathew Bershadker, Michael Barrett, and Adam Liebling for helping Aslan's Cats to obtain a spay and neuter grant from this wonderful organisation.

The ASPCA has helped our 501c3 organisation with grants since 2011.

We are deeply thankful to them for believing in "Our Mission " to help the forgotten felines that are diagnosed with this very debilitating disease.

We thank you all so very much and we are deeply appreciative of all your help .

In kindest regards,


Sabrina Hansen

President of Aslan's Cats.

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Rating: 5 stars  

my first job in an animal shelter was with the ASPCA a few decades ago. i was enthralled with its founder HENRY BERGH. i even read and collected all the books about him! he is a fascinating character one you would truly love. he confronted a lot of cruelty in nyc in the late 1800's. its a part of history in the annals of nyc lore. as i am the only donor that goes to their yearly meeting, i can tell you the ASPCA is doing HENRY'S work, and he would be proud of them!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Adopted a lovely adult female cat a few days ago from their mobile van on 9/26/14. My new cat is great, and adjusted well on day one. She is content and eating up a storm. The staff at the van were very helpful and not pushy. My cat was clean and seemed used to people and activity.
Thanks for my Calico/Siamese girl.

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

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

The ASPCA is the epitome of excellent non-profit work, and their grant channel is exemplary. The online application is complete and wonderful to navigate. It's so much easier than traditional paper applications, and you can upload your documents directly. However, the personal essence is not lost, as communication from and with the grant personnel is open and friendly. They truly WANT to help you to help the animals, and their inquiries are reasonable and justified. We are thrilled to be able to continue our work with horses thanks to another grant from the ASPCA. Approval from them also creates an excellent reflection to other benefactors when we are being considered, and we appreciate their vote of confidence. Millions of lives saved thanks to the ASPCA. Proud to be a supported charity, and a personal adopter :)

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Rating: 5 stars  

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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