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ASPCA - American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal-Related, Animals, Veterinary Services

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

Community Stories

217 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Just moved in to a home near two dogs that are locked up day and night in kennels outside in this heat. They both cry all day long non-stop. Neighbors have complained to
animal control. Animal control has talked to the owner several times about the complaints.
The owner should not own dogs if he is going to abuse them in this way. Please help. I do not have his name but here is the address.
The address is:
14902 11th ave CT. E.
Tacoma, WA 98445

Donor

Rating: 2

There are 2 very large German Shepards locked in a small blue truck on Morrill Ave (parked north) on the corner of Sierraville Ave in San Jose, Ca. They are kept in this small caged area day in and day out. Knocking on doors, calling animal control (several times)the Humane Society and German Shepard rescue have resulted in no action. There is a perched bottle of water but the truck is often parked in the sun, the dogs go nuts (understandably) when folks walk by. Is this not animal abuse? Animal Control of SJ says they have been out on this (as called by other citizens) yet they state they cannot do anything. As you know, large dogs have skeletal challenges. They NEVER leave the truck. The zip code is 95132, Please help. These poor animals deserve better and this has been occuring for MONTHS.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had a wonderful experience the day I walked into the ASPCA on 92nd Street a second avenue the staff welcome me with great hospitality I chose to adopt lady an American Pitbull terrier brindle that was rescue by the NYPD I have came to have a close relationship with lady we go on long walks together she gets a lot of compliments from other people as well she has a really good temperament not only that but she has great respect for her owner she's potty trained loves to cuddle when its bedtime I feed her at specified times her diet is balanced . I'm happy I made the decision to walk into the ASPCA & adopting this dog. She have kept me out of a lot of trouble also help me sustain my mental health thank you for a new friend

Cat S.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

They always step up for animals...
Bless all the workers! And volunteers!!
It can be a very emotionally draining job to see these sweet abandoned animals.
I have no heart for the cold people who think it’s ok to just drop off their pet, part of the family, because it’s no longer convenient!!

Review from Guidestar

Animalkindnewyork

Client Served

Rating: 5

BEST agency for animals!!!! LOVE ASPCA!!!! ASPCA is always there when animals in need need help.

Amanda D.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted out puppy from here thank you for what use do to save animals she’s an amazing dog

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted Ziggy after being his foster and he really makes me happy. My two other cats love him and it really feels like family

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted a dog through ASPCA. As we live in university housing we don't have a formal agreement of the landlord for having pets, however we were told that if there will be no complaints from the other neighbours we can have a dog. ASPCA were the only place who trusted us and did not require an official landlord agreement for the adoption. The process was smooth and we got the dog of our dreams in the same first visit. The staff were super friendly and helpful. Great experience!

Elise L.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I decided I would like to try fostering dogs, and I found that the ASPCA had received good reviews. The training was very thorough and helpful and I received a lot of support while I was fostering dogs. I enjoyed the experience so much I decided to adopt one of the dogs! Again, I received a lot of support, as the ASPCA gives you any medication that is required and lots of tips for helping your new pet to settle in. They also make sure all pets that are adopted are desexed and up to date with vaccinations. I highly recommend adopting from the ASPCA, you will find it to be a great experience.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Just adopted our kitten on April 26, 2019 the staff was great knowledgeable and compassionate as we just lost our cat of 11 years on April 12, 2019 and have a second cat that was in great need of companionship and the kitten we found was the spitting image of our departed cat.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted the best dog in the world! She is a 2 year and 9 month pure bread German Shepherd. She is sweet, fun, healthy and perfect. She came from an abused home and had a bowel disease when brought to the ASPCA. It is obvious that she was brought back to health with such great care. She had extensive medical care, and lots of love. She is socialized, has basic training and is just wonderful. I fully support the ASPCA and am so grateful! A class act!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I absolutely love the ASPCA in New York. My first trip there was in early August where two kittens were adopted by my family and I. They were known as Naan and Nectarine and we re-named them Snuggles and Cuddly. I went on to feeling that I wanted to adopt a slightly older cat. I went on Clear the Shelters day and I saw a beautiful overweight calico cat with the sweetest face and ice blue eyes that captivated me. As I petted her she gently nuzzled up against my hand and my heart strings were pulled and I adopted her. She is one year old and weighs 12 pounds and I have referred her as the Gentle Giant. She is very sweet nature and I am extremely happy that we were given the opportunity to have her as an addition to our family. ASPCA thank you for all you do!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Fostered a kitten from the ASPCA and found it to be a seamless experience, both for me (the adopter) and the kitten as well!

Client Served

Rating: 4

I had been thinking about getting a new cat for over 2 years since my last one died. I visited a number of adoption places, saw some cute ones, but there was no magic yet. On Sunday, I had seen that there would be an ASPCA van with cat adoptions. I went and fell in love with a brother and sister pair! They were beautiful to look at and they loved playing with my finger, so I knew there was a connection. My intentions were to get one cat, but these two belonged together and I knew they would be happy to stay together, so I got them both! They are playful, love cuddling and purring non-stop! She is the leader in curiosity and he has his own ideas about hanging out- he loves the cable box for some reason!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I went to the ASPCA because I had been considering adopting a cat for a while. I was not really expecting to come back with one that day, but the process of adoption was fairly easy (although a bit lengthy - the ASPCA Adoption center was busy that day). I saw Bill (BillBeau now) and fell in love right away. He is a cat with some health problems and the vet at ASPCA told me he might not live longer than 2 years. It was a tough decision, but the staff at ASPCA was very helpful and supportive. The vet answered all my questions clearly, and the other staff and volunteers obviously loved BillBeau so much. I am very thankful for all their help and support and hope they know that BillBeau is a happy kitty in his new home :)
HIGH FIVE FOR ADOPTION

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Client Served

Rating: 5

As soon as my girlfriend and I walked in, we knew we came to the right place. We were in search for a puppy and luckily found him here! After checking in with security, we were assisted by friendly and helpful volunteers. This shelter is very clean, professional, and helpful! We were shown a lot of dogs that were up for adoption. The way it works is if the doggo is available you can take him home that day. Sometimes they need more vet work and you can put a hold on the dog for a small fee that goes to the adoption fee for when you pick him or her up later or becomes a donation if you end up changing your mind. Luckily my dog did not have a hold on him and was able to take him home that day! He was clean, well-groomed, neutered and vaccinated. They gave me his records to transfer to his vet. They put a microchip in him. They also gave him a name collar and tags for license and rabies vaccine. Also came with food he's been eating, harness, and leash. He's adjusting well and I can tell the shelter had been treating him very well. I couldn't be happier with this place and highly recommend it!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted a kitten after going through sort of a nightmare experience with a local adoption organization, and the contrasts between these two experiences emphasized the excellence of the ASPCA, its staff, and its volunteers. Founded in NYC in 1866, the ASPCA does a fantastic job of taking care of the city's animals, and educating pet owners. I was impressed by the friendliness and professionalism the staff and volunteers I met at the ASPCA. They set expectations clearly, and communicated well. When I went in on a Saturday morning, the kitty I wanted to adopt was not yet ready, but I was able to place her on hold. It was frustrating and a bit bewildering that they couldn't give me an indication of when she would be ready; I am sure there were good reasons for this. In any case, I appreciated that they had a way of reserving pets, and that once I committed to a pet, that they considered her "mine" until I decided otherwise. They called me the next morning with the news that she was ready to adopt. I got a bit emotional when they brought out this precious little kitten. Lia is only 2 months old but already spayed, up to date on shots, and microchipped and registered to my address; they also provide a metal tag with your phone number and the pet's name, and offer a veterinary voucher of $250. Given all that they do for the community (upstairs they provide discounted vet services for low income families), the fee of $ 125 for adopting a pet seems fair; I doubt it even covers the whole cost of everything they provide pets and their new families. They sent me home with literature on cats, as well as food samples and toys, and have a number (open 8 hours a day, 7 days a week) that owners can call for advice and help. The tone of the instruction I received was very even-handed, well researched, and not at all judgmental. I would adopt a pet from the ASPCA again; it was a very positive experience, and they earned my respect.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Relative to the other cat adoption locations (Bide a Wee), the ASPCA was terrific. They have many more animals available, and they take wonderful care of them. Therefore, they adapt to their new environment quickly. The facility is very clean. Everyone at the ASPCA was very knowledgeable, helpful, and pleasant. I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to adopt a cat or a dog.

Emily D.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My partner and I recently adopted a very shy and super special 4-year-old cat from the ASPCA on 92nd St. She was being kept in a "Level 2" room because she came from a bad situation and needed a lot of extra love. When we first met her, she was extremely timid, but Adi came in and showed us a "trick" she had trained her to do - when you hold a treat, she head-butts your hand and receives the treat as the reward. We left the ASPCA that day unsure if she was the right choice for us because this was our first cat together and we weren't sure if a rescue was the right choice. But we couldn't stop thinking about her.

We came back a few days later, desperately hoping she was still there, and she was. I sat in the floor with her a long time, but she eventually came out and did her trick for me. I spoke with behaviorist Denise at length about her needs, trying to make sure we could provide a good home for her. She gave us a lot of expert advice, and even arranged for one more trip upstairs to get a sneeze checked out by medical (it was nothing but I'm so glad they were willing to look into it anyway, and I'm even more thankful they were able to give her a light sedative to help with the coming journey). We then filled out our contract with Dana, who was extremely considerate, even giving us some our girl's favorite foods and a towel to put over her carrier to help keep her calm.

Absolutely everyone we met at the ASPCA went above and beyond for us, and I was deeply touched by their collective care and concern. I'll always be appreciative of them and the little girl they helped us bring home.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had a wonderful experience at the ASPCA adoption center in Manhattan. The facility was clean, the staff was friendly and knowledgeable, and they helped me adopt an incredible new kitten. He was well cared for at aspca, had been neutered and microchipped, and had received all of the basic medical care he needed. They made sure they sent me home with plenty of instructions and information about my cat, and they have basic supplies (litter box, litter, extra food) available for purchase if you don’t have everything ready at home yet. Everyone there was clearly very passionate about animals. I would recommend this adoption center to anyone thinking about welcoming a new pet into their home!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The ASPCA is a uniquely effective organization. They invest in innovation that will help reinvent our tools to help animals; evidenced by their long-time support of our Non-profit, The Alliance for Contraception in Cats & Dogs, focused on non-surgical methods of fertility control for dogs and cats. ASPCA leadership has helped strategically guide our non-profit from its beginning and they are a major funder. We would definitely not be where we are today if not for their support.

The A is unique in that it combines highly effective work, daily, on the forefronts of fighting animal cruelty and homelessness in NY and where deployed, and provides critical grants and professional resources to animal welfare organizations across the US. Their strong research dept. helps the field measure and evaluate programs to continue to learn about how to do a better job helping animals.

Client Served

Rating: 5

After I lost my cat, Little Lou, who was my beloved companion for eighteen years, I realized that I could not remain catless much longer. With a heavy heart we went to the ASPCA. I know how special this organization is. In fact, I am an ASPCA Guardian.
We were treated beautifully by kind and knowledgeable people. I fell in love with a kitten who we renamed Delilah.
I was told that she was a very timid and shy kitten and that she would need a lot of patience to begin to trust people and come out of her shell. The Feline Behaviorist (I was so overwhelmed becoming a new mother that I forgot her name), was wonderful to us and took time in person and on the phone to address our concerns and answer questions.
Well, you should see Delilah now!! She is not the slightest bit timid. She sleeps with us, plays with us and is comfortable with any guests in our home. DId I mention that she's gorgeous?
Thank you ASPCA.
Hildy Bornstein-Shapiro

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I was drawn to Blue a deaf dog whom no one understood. I myself am partially deaf I lost my hearing on my Right ear from Lupus and my hearing will soon be gone. I know the struggles of not hearing or asking people to repeat themselves. I stay at home which blue is a couch potato and the kindest sweetest dog you could ever meet. Blue loves attention so she has to be the only PET in the home which I am fine with. She loves to give kisses and treats when she has done well. Thank you ASPCA for giving me my forever pet

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great organization! I find myself donating time after time because it's a truly worthy cause.

4 Wild Love Preserve

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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
www.wildlovepreserve.org

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I met an ASPCA volunteer in Hoboken today and he asked me to donate money to animals in need. I told him many times that I am already making a donation to an animal shelter but he kept pressuring me to signup and donate. ASPCA needs to train their volunteers better.

4 Liz_95

Client Served

Rating: 4

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

1 Melissa346

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!
Meet Geno!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

ASPCA does so much for the animals in their care. They also donate to the rescue groups who need financial assistance!

1 Elle W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had a great experience adopting a kitten! The volunteer let me spend 2+ hours looking at every single cat. Once I chose the cat, I was able to talk to a behaviorist to make sure it was the right cat for me. Then even though they were backed up and I almost couldn't process the adoption that night, they ended up squeezing me in, which I really appreciated. They provided a free collar and identification tag and I was able to buy very cheap treats and toys and they gave me free samples of the food he was on. My cat is adorable and sweet and I have called back to ask questions and the staff has been so knowledgable. Definitely recommend!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

ASPCA shares a wealth of knowledge with animal welfare agencies around the country. ASPCA also provides large amounts of grant monies to agencies who apply and are chosen. At Flagler Humane Society we have been the recipient of several small grants from ASPCA as well as personal visits with their experts which helped us through disasters years ago and a animal cruelty case more recently. The ASPCA's grant process is simple to understand and not overly time consuming. They have staff who provide personal advice and service in a variety of ways. We are eternally thankful for our partnership with ASPCA.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My vet recommended the ASPCA Adoption Center because they've had a lot of new patients come from there and they were always in great condition, very well cared for. I went to adopt a cat, and it could not have been better. The space is clean and the cats all seemed very comfortable. The staff and volunteers were all so warm and kind. They take their time with you to help you find the right match, but they don't force you into any "category." They were all so genuinely happy for me as I found "the one," it was like I had family with me or something. They gave great information about all the cats, and the cost of adoption is a steal compared to all they have done for the cat (all shots, spay/neuter, microchip, etc.). Go find your new furry kid here and help support a great organization.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Last week we decided to visit the ASPCA to adopt a dog. We had looked at other rescues but had had good experiences with the ASPCA's medical center and decided to give their adoption center a try. The process was very easy but informative. The volunteers clearly have a lot of knowledge and care deeply for the animals that are in the shelter. One of the things we really liked was that volunteers only show you dogs that they think will be a good match for your family. Once you express interest in a dog, you have a consult with a dog trainer who has been working with that dog. The trainer gives you more information about that dog and it is incredibly helpful.

We looked at two dogs, the first was not quite the right fit for our family but we ended up bringing the second dog home. Although we have only had him for a week, we absolutely love him. The information the ASPCA gave us about his personality and what behaviors they thought he might exhibit were spot on. Thank you to the ASPCA for all the wonderful work that you do.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I had a pet cat who was my companion for 12 years and after a wonderful long loving caring life with him he grew old and tired and passed away. I was left with a void . I knew I needed a new companion, One who would need my loving caring attention. I chose aspca as there is always an animal in need of a Loving nurturing home - with a caring owner to give them the time and attention and love they need. And what better way then to adopt a Loving pet.. One in need of such care.
Ollie has been a gift and has quickly worked his way into my heart as a loving little companion he follow me all around and loves to play and go for long walks with me.. He is eager to learn new things and loves to cuddle . Thank you so much to the ASPCA for my new companion

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have the utmost respect for the ASPCA. They do incredible work for animals and for organizations serving animals. Our non-profit, the Ozzy Foundation, which assists families with veterinary bills for their pets, has received grants from the ASPCA totaling $15,000 over the past several years. Having support from such a prestigious organization means a lot to us.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Their website had helpful information on what I would need to adopt. I was able to bring everything with me and adopt the same day I went into the shelter. The staff was knowledgeable about the cats and was able to show me which cats met my lifestyle and which cats would be best for me based on what I said I was looking for in a cat. The cat I chose was perfect temperament wise for what I was looking for.

I like that the ASPCA does a thorough screening. There were two girls before me that were denied based on their lack of knowledge and improper environment for a cat to live.

My cat has a heart murmur which the staff was open and honest about and gave me the option to speak to the veterinarian. The vet was very patient and answered all of my questions.

I also like that the cat is micro chipped and neutered. There was no adoption fee because he is four, which was also nice! I love the collar and engraved tag they gave me as well! That was a nice bonus.

The staff made sure to send home a good amount of food with me so that the cat could transition easily. They also sent me with a lot of documentation to bring to my family vet, as well as a voucher to see their vet if anything comes up in the 14 days after adoption.

My one (sort of) complaint would be that my cat has one vaccination coming up this week. They said I could wait about 2 weeks but it should be done within the two weeks. Since it was so close to the date It would have been nice is they had just administered it to him on site, but that isn't the biggest deal.

Overall I had a great experience and I would recommend for your next adoption!

1 Chip7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

So grateful for the ASPCA and for Animalkind in Hudson for helping low income pet owners in our area who cannot afford to spay/neuter their beloved pets. It has made such a difference for so many people....and so MANY pets that will no longer proliferate and find themselves homeless in a world they are not prepared for.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Kudos to the ASPCA!!! The ASPCA is helping not-for profit groups like us (AnimalkindNY) to continue our important mission to spay/neuter pets of low-income pet owners. ASPCA rocks!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had a great experience adopting from the 92nd St. ASPCA! I found the cat that I wanted on there website and was able to adopt her the next day. Potential adopters are thoroughly screened and the whole process take about 2 hours. Since I knew which cat that I wanted after looking at the location website, I did not take the tour and was brought to meet the cat right away. This particular cat, named "Lee", has a heart condition and requires very specific medication treatments. The staff, who had been keeping her as an office pet, was very friendly and full of great advice.
The veterinarians and behavioral specialist provided easy-to-follow instructions on administering the cat's meds as well as sound advice on acclimating the cat to her new home. Full medical records and a prescription for medication refills were also provided. I adopted the cat on a Thursday so there was no charge. The gave me a collar, a carrier, and bag with several cans of food free of charge. They were also able to sell me feeding bowls and a litter box with liners at a very reasonable price. Please note that there is a $75 charge if you should decide to adopt on the weekend. If you do not find the pet that you want online before visiting, they will provide you with a full tour all of the available cats and dogs in the facility.
A few days later I even received a phone call following up to make sure that the cat is doing well in her new home. The staff will also be available to provide any additional advice that you may need at any time during the office hours of 11am to 7pm. I'm glad i made the choice to adopt though the ASPCA and I highly recommend their services.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

1 Anthony76

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Matthew67

Advisor

Rating: 1

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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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

1 MariaNYC

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!!!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

1 Holly83

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

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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Client Served

Rating: 4

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.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

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). :)

4 Anita51

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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

3 Yvette I.

Board Member

Rating: 5

We were honored to be awarded 3 pallets of 9-Lives dry food from 9-Lives and the ASPCA!! As a small non-profit, we applied for the food grant but never thought we would be awarded anything and were THRILLED when we were chosen!

We ourselves feed about 200 cats in our fosters and feral cat colonies. We also passed along some of the food to a few other groups who also help low-income people who feed and maintain feral cat colonies, so we are ALL thrilled with this WONDERFUL GIFT!

Below are a few pictures of the day we picked up the food at the Big Heart Pet Distribution Center in Bloomsburg, PA. They were extremely helpful, especially Shelly Rainer, who arranged everything for us. The day was a wonderful experience thanks to you all and we can not thank you enough for your generosity and kindness for choosing up as one of the grant recipients!

Gratefully,
Yvette Iwanowski-Director
Castaway Cats -Bear, DE

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We are a nonprofit shelter in the Pacific Northwest. We have received a great deal of support from the ASPCA over the past several years, including grants to help us improve our cat housing, transport cats from other shelters, and find homes for special needs cats; as well as resources and information through ASPCA Pro. We are also pleased to partner with the ASPCA on relocation of at-risk cats and kittens from the Los Angeles area up to our shelter.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We are a small municipal shelter with a very dedicated staff of employees and volunteers and fosters. We have worked with the ASPCA for a few years and have had nothing but positive experiences with all the employees. We have been fortunate to receive grants to support our adoption efforts. The grants are easy to navigate and the people are wonderful to provide resources and help. The website has training and educational resources that have been a great help to us over the years. We recently received $4,000 for Rescue Ride Transports and will continue to look to the ASPCA to help us save lives.

2 tchs

Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm the director of a small (but mighty) humane society in MN. The ASPCA has been a great resource for us in many ways. We've received grants from them for a variety of projects and we also learn about successes other shelters are having with programs so we can apply them to our organization. I have them on speed dial!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopt hard-to-place cats: senior, blind, handicapped in some way. And i saw a 12-year-old cat on the ASPCA's website. I went there, carrier at the ready, but it turned out this one fellow needed to be an only cat. But the staff there was very helpful and understanding, and instead of my leaving disappointed, showed me some other deserving cats. And so i met Apricot, a 13 year old with a heart murmur, a sweet disposition and, having come from a hoarding situation, ready to join a home with just a couple of siblings! And it's all thanks to the patience and understanding of a very informed and compassionate staff. And the building itself is a marvelous place -- nothing like the sad, dark shelters of the old days. This place was light and clean and filled with enthusiasm, with quiet rooms set aside for those animals who weren't quite as social. Really lovely.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Our small non-profit rescue just received a ASPCA and Subaru Share the Love Ride for the Rescue grant. What a blessing this is for our organization and the animals. The grant process was very straight forward and relatively simple to navigate. We were notified of the grant in a short period of time.
The ASPCA is a wonderful organization, who are known and acclaimed for helping animals. We thank them for their generosity and continued work on helping animals and organizations in need.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Our small non-profit animal rescue organization just received a $4,000 grant from the ASPCA and Subaru "Share the Love" Rescue Ride. Kudos to the ASPCA for making the grant application process so very user friendly. And, for also looking out for the small rescue organizations too. Many thanks of gratitude from all the volunteers & animals at the Humane Society of Dover-Stewart County. Will post pictures later when we receive our Adoption Trailer.