A wonderful experience. The volunteer was patient with me as I explained my needs and helped make sure I found the perfect companion. I made the choice to adopt a very skittish kitten, and after getting the staff's approval, the cat behaviorist gave me tips and suggestions on how to slowly win him over. For the first few days in his new home, kitty hid behind the toilet tank in the bathroom where he was confined. It took 3 weeks of sleeping next to him on the floor and another month of no TV or loud noises to really make a difference. But it was all worth it.
The result is that Mr. Darcy is the best cat I could have ever dreamed of! He is loyal, affectionate, playful, gentle and friendly. I am so grateful to the supportive staff for all the good advice that helped me bond with a perfect furry companion.
April 2017: We are honored and incredibly appreciative to have received an ASPCA Grant towards our 2017 winter hay expenditures for Wild Love Preserve's 136 Challis, Idaho wild horses. We've had an unusually harsh and long winter in central Idaho, the worst in 30 years with high snow and bitter temps dropping to -30 degrees at times, hence we had to double our hay feeding to two-tons per day. As a non-profit that relies on grants and donations for daily operations and wild horse well-being, it has been very challenging on our budget. We inquired and the ASPCA responded with vital help towards our purchase of additional winter hay. Our appreciation is beyond measure for this timely assist and the positive impact the ASPCA has in wild lives we rescue and nurture in Idaho, and the lives of all animals in need.
Thank you, Andrea Maki + Wild Love Preserve
Read WLP Thank You Blog Post here: http://bit.ly/aspca-grant
There are so many needs, emergencies and lives to save in today's world. The ASPCA listens and is in constant motion on behalf of the safety and well being of animals everywhere. Wild Love Preserve's appreciation for the ASPCA, the work they do and the support they share in such a far-reaching manner is appreciated beyond measure.
WLP's appreciation is far from singular. We feel honored and privileged to also receive support from the ASPCA, most recently a grant towards winter hay for the 128 Idaho wild horses WLP rescued / permanently adopted from the 2012 Challis BLM Roundup.
To be heard, to receive such support, comes with a responsibility we believe all two-leggeds have to always work to help all animal lives, everywhere. To support and to be supported are key in successfully addressing the whole. Thank you ASPCA and thank you to all who support this keystone animal welfare organization.
Sincerely, Andrea Maki
Founder, Wild Love Preserve
West Place Animal Sanctuary got involved with the ASPCA in 2016 to help out with an animal cruelty case in Massachusetts. They spent several months on site organizing and running the operation and they did not leave until they succeeded in finding homes for every animal. From that cruelty case our organization agreed to take in goats, sheep, ducks, peacocks, partridges, quail, pheasant and fish, and in turn the ASPCA assisted in making sure we had the needed housing for these new rescues. Without their help, we would not have been able to offer our help to the animals. We cherish this new relationship between the ASPCA and West Place Animal Sanctuary and we look forward to being involved with them in the future for all the good work they do.
I have been interested in adopting a cat ever since I moved from home three years ago. I consistently pay attention to the ASPCA website and their available cats for adoption. I visited the shelter on Friday just with the intention of looking at animals. I was impressed with the amount of forms that you had to fill out just to look at the animals and have time with them - including proof of address and past experiences with animals. While it may seem cumbersome to few, I think that this made it much more secure for both the animals and the volunteers. It limited the amount of people that were wandering around the shelter and kept it secure and comfortable for the animals. One thing that I was disappointed in was the amount of kids running around and pointing at cats in the lobby. While I understand that kids are there with their parents to pick out their animal, it should be more restricted. Children also should not be allowed to play in the lobby because it was loud and distracting to the animals.
Even though I went without the intention of adopting that day, the volunteers were so helpful and supportive that I ended up coming home with my new friend, Gherkin. Gherkin is a two year old male tabby who has shown nothing but love and affection since I took him home. He has adjusted relatively well to his new home and has acted well towards others. I am a big fan of his personality - though it is completely different from what it was described as on his card in the shelter.
The ASPCA and its volunteers made me feel safe and secure in my adoption process and provided me with an animal that I know I will cherish and love forever.
I recently adopted two beautiful kittens from the ASPCA Adoption Center in Manhattan. It was an outstanding experience, and something I would recommend to anyone considering adopting an animal.
From the moment I walked into the Center, everyone worked hard to make me feel welcome. I filled out some paperwork while I waited briefly, and a very friendly volunteer (Sarah?) showed me cats. While we met the animals, she gave me care tips and advice, and was very helpful in answering all of my questions. There were tons of other volunteers playing with the animals and making sure that they were engaged, and the habitats in the center were clearly designed to make the cats feel cared for.
Finally, I met the "right" kittens. Something just clicked, and I knew that this bonded pair had to come home with me. I hadn't intended on getting a pair of kittens, but honestly could not be happier with my decision. It seemed to me that there was a cat there for every kind of cat person, and everyone made the process of finding a new friend fun, easy, and stress free.
Getting my kittens home, I did have a minor question about their eating habits during their first few meals with me. I called the ASPCA hotline, and a behaviorist (Blair) quickly got back to me and gave me outstanding advice regarding my concerns. She made sure to check in with me about the kittens in general, and made me feel welcome to call back any time for advice about any issue, big or small.
In short, if you're thinking about adopting an animal, think of the ASCPA adoption center first! Not only are they an amazing organization that does great work on behalf of animals throughout the country, their adoption center is the most friendly, helpful, and kind place that I've ever adopted an animal!
I am a first time cat adopter. I was apprehensive about inviting a fur-child into our home, but the coding system that the ASPCA uses helped us find our "purrfect" match. Nina is 10 months with a heart of gold. She is calm, playful, loving, and easy-going. thanks to the background information the ASPCA provides, she adjusted to our apartment in less than 24 hours. She is now reigns gently over her new domain. We are so excited to have her!
The staff/volunteers at the NYC ASPCA were caring, professionals! Clean, nicely cared-for cats! We have 3 & 6 year old kids, and the staff really helped match us with the best cat. They provide an rfid chip, spaying, a few days worth of food, & labeled collar, plus a care packet. The adoption fee was even paid for by the Animal Channel (not sure how common this is, but the fee would have been reasonable for our 1 year old cat, especially with all that's provided!) They also contact you 3 days, and then 3 weeks, and then 3 months after adoption to follow up! I'd definitely recommend coming to the NYC ASPCA for adopting a furry pet!
my puppy Aspen is a 4 yrs old Yorkshire terrier. I adopted him from the aspca in New York. the lady in the humane society said to ask them at the aspca if Aspen was healthy, social and friendly. When I met Aspen he was all three. He had just arrived at the aspca and they needed time to evaluate him - then he could be put on hold. A week later, I got a call that I could adopt him. When I met Aspen he immediately felt comfortable with me. The dog behaviorist said that he is slightly nervous around children and strangers and almost trained. I knew from the first time I saw him that he was comfortable with me and my husband and I adopted him. He is nervous around children and strangers and is almost trained, but he adjusted quickly to his new home and is so happy in his new home.
ASPCA does so much for the animals in their care. They also donate to the rescue groups who need financial assistance!