Our recent and past experiences with ASPCA Equine division and grant department has been amazing. The process is well explained and the requirements are spelled out. Also the forms used to relay the information is organized and helpful with the grant writing process. We are so appreciative of the assistance they have given us and will continue to support this joint effort in improving animal welfare in our community! Thank you ASPCA!!!
We adopted our puppy from the 92nd street ASPCA and our overall experience was great. The staff was friendly and informed and they kept the best interest of the animals at heart. Would definitely recommend this location for anyone interested in adopting!
Adopted our new cat Janey here. The facility was very clean and warm and inviting. Overall pleasurable experience and highly recommend to save a life if you're looking for a new housemate. All of the animals were beautiful and need a home.
I had great experience with ASPCA! We adopted a cat and the overall process of adoption went smooth and the stuff stuff was very professional. Thank you!
I was very pleased with the speed and efficiency at which the ASPCA Grants Administrators worked to fulfill my request for support of a novel continuing education event (the inaugural Donkey Welfare Symposium) at the School of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis. This partnership allows for more people to attend and understand the importance of the number one working equine in the world!
The ASPCA NYC is a shining example of what an animal care organization should be. I cant believe how far theyve come and the ideology and knowledge of the staff give any perspective new owner/caregiver the confidence and tools necessary for success.
We had in the past sent contributions to this organization and - because of the name behind it - had purchased insurance for an adopted cat. The insurance has numerous bad reviews of people saying that it would not pay out. type in the organization name and scam and you will see....
They were exactly right - it appears that their insurance is a scam.
If ASPCA wants people to trust them about their mission and whether they use their contributions right, perhaps they should hire a REPUTABLE company to manage their pet insurance which bears their name.
If you lend your name to a service, then you should make sure that they are doing what they say they will do. This makes me trust this organization very little, now.
I adopted a cat from the ASPCA center at East 90th Street in Manhattan. The experience was wonderful. Adoption staff ask each prospective adopter to fill out a brief survey to find out about their needs, preferences and expectations for a new pet. Each of the enclosures for the animals at the shelter have detailed notes on the animal's health status, special needs, and behavior traits and personality posted on the outside. The trained adoption staff try to show the person planning to adopt all the animals that seem to closely match their needs and preferences. For me, it really worked.
The people working and volunteering at the adoption center are great - very friendly and professional.
The facility is beautiful...very clean and modern.
Three days after adopting my cat, I received a followup message from ASPCA to find out if I things were going well...and to ask for feedback.
It was a GREAT experience! If you want a pet - go to ASPCA.
I recently adopted my lovely cat from Aspca and I am very happy with it. First the Shelter is very nice, clean and all the animals there seems to be in a good place ( god bless these people ). They take good care for the animals there and the staff are all very friendly, The Process of the adoptation was very easy and smooth and you get to interact with the pet first to see if you guys are a good fit. Of all the shelters I've been to ASPCA pet shelter is among the top.
Receiving several robo calls per day from a telemarketer. No message - just hang-ups. Obviously the donations are going to telemarketing companies and NOT to the animals. They are off our list and we will never donate again. Shame on them.
I think that CEO's salary is too high for this organization. Think how many animals can be fed with this money (over $5000,000). Most of us donate a very little sum of money that can support about 3 months supply of food for a small sized dog. It is outrageous that a small donation is also supporting the CEO's salary. I would like to more money going to the program.
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It is our obligation as humans to provide for animals. Especially those in our care, animals deserve to be healthy and happy. The ASPCA's mission is to end animal cruelty. Every human should be committed to that. For more information, go to http://karenhanover.org/karen-hanover-charities/karen-hanover-charities-aspca/ and get involved by either volunteering or by making a donation.
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Although my partner and I are volunteer at ASPCA around a year, we still appriciate what they do for each cat or dog. They really take good care of these "friends". Recently, I saw Grayson, a nine years old cat, was in the shelter. I was surprised not because his owner can not have him anymore, I was surprised because they treat Grayson just like their kids! He's size is large, so he has two condo. Grayson also has some urinary problems, so they give him treatment. By now, Grayson is doing so well that he's not afraid by socialize with people.
I wanted to adopt a young cat and had just been to another animal shelter where I was only shown very large and heavy cats - much too heavy for me. Some of them bit my fingers when I tried to pet them or lift them up. Then I went to the ASPCA. What a difference! Helpful and friendly volunteers, modern glass cages, happy and well cared for cats. Here is where I found my lovely and loving tabby!
I had never visited a pet shelter before, so I tried to keep my expectations neutral. The staff at the 92
ASPCA were welcoming and the service was great! The quick survey they had us fill out was right on point. jasmine explained it to us and she was quite patient taking us to see the cats. Dale was great too. We were blessed to find Smurfette now named Ife'. I will recommend the ASACP to everyone who will listen! Thanks.
The entire adoption process was easy and handled efficiently. I was especially impressed with how much the ASPCA staff truly cared about the cats they were showing for adoption--and the care that they provided these cats. They were honest and knowledgeable about the cats' histories. They did not pressure any of the potential adopters, but it was so nice to see how genuinely happy they were when I chose to adopt my cat.
Adopted "Coffee" 9 month old cat, a Hurricane Sandy rescue Feb 1 2013. The staff could not have been more helpful or friendly. The adoption counselor, a volunteer, was so thorough and personable. I really knew she was interested in matching me with the right cat. One thing I noticed was how pleasant and friendly the staff were with each other. Obviously they enjoy working together and that makes for a much more pleasant experience. The space itself if wonderful- big, clean and, as the volunteer said, a wonderful home for all the animals.
In December of 2012, i adopted a little kitten from the ASPCA traveling truck so my other cat Lily and I would have an additional companion. To say it was convenient is an understatement. The volunteers were very kind to the animals and knowledgeable about them and of the adoption process. The facility (truck) was immaculate, and the choice of kittens and cats more than sufficient. I was also very pleased in the knowledge that the animals were already altered and came with a microchip for identification purposes. My kitten came complete with a record of his vaccinations and schedule of what he would require in the upcoming months as well as a new bag of the Halo food he was being fed. Although he had free follow up care @ the ASPCA for several months, it was easier to go to Lily's vet. Things could not have gone smoother. I have since renamed him Powder, and he is greatly loved by our little family. I would recommend an adoption from the truck( for felines only) to anyone who can't make it to the main facility in NYC.
Seeking to adopt two cats, visited ASPPCA. Found the space to be clean, attractive, with cats in comfortable circumstances. Was asked my needs to determine which cats might best be suited to my temperament and living conditions. The history of each cat I saw was thoughtfully described. A thoroughly professional and surprisingly welcome experience. High marks to ASPCA.
As a previous donor, I decided to focus on local SPCA and Humane Societies. Not to mention - the CEO of this organization makes $500,000 a year???? That is unconscionable!
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I was looking to adopt a new cat but was a pit nervous about going through a shelter or the likes. I've had bad experiences with rude volunteers and workers who made me feel I didn't deserve to adopt one of their pets. The ASPCA was nothing like that. They immediately made me feel welcome and wanted as a hopefully new pet parent. They answered all my questions and eased my concerns and helped me find a cat that would get along great with my other resident cat. Our new cat Francine is gorgeous and in good health and was clearly being taken good care of at the ASPCA. I loved that when I was leaving with her, the staff said, "Congratulations on your adoption!" It was a great ending to an exceptional experience. They have also been readily available to answer questions or concerns I've had since taking her home. A++
The only issue was I felt the place was a bit understaffed, but I think they said someone was out sick that day. I had to do a bit of waiting, but when it was my turn, the staff was fully dedicated to me and my new pet.
We adopted a wonderful adult cat at the ASPCA this past weekend. It was my first time at the ASPCA, and I wasn't sure what to expect. I was incredibly impressed! First, the place was immaculate. Second, the volunteer that we worked with was fantastic. My daughter and I took a lot of time with one cat in particular, which was the cat we finally adopted. The volunteer let us take all the time we needed and answered all of our questions. Third, the staff member, Stacy, who handled the adoption, was terrific. She was extremely knowledgeable and went over all of the information in the packet that we were given. I can't speak highly enough about the ASPCA. It's an outstanding organization.
The CEO makes $500k/year .... s/he took in $117,222,668 in 2009. You would have no problem with a CEO of a business with $117M in sales/year making $500k (they probably make 10 times that), but in the non-profit world you are outraged?
Getting a CEO with that level of fundraising performance for $500K is a BARGAIN. You think that you could raise 0.01% of that money? Not if your life depended on it.
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I THINK IT'S TERRIBLE THAT THE CEO MAKES 400,000 A YEAR. IWLL NOT DONATE TO ANYMORE .YOU ARE NOT HELPING THE ANIMALS YOU ARE HELPING YOUR SELFS. YOU ARE A BUNCH OF CROOKS.
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I arrived at the ASPCA a bit nervous, in a good way, about the decision I had made to adopt a cat. That nervousness turned around right away as I was welcomed by the person at reception and after a very short wait I was introduced to the volunteer, Mia, who showed me around. Seeing so many cats it was helpful that the survey was used to narrow the choice down. Mia was so patient and kind. We found Esther and there was interest but we looked some more anyway. But it was back to Esther and a bond was immediately formed. Finalizing the formalities was handled quickly and, as I wrote to the ASPCA, with grace by Dale. Everyone was just wonderful and applauded when I was leaving with Esther. A happy ending for us both! Great thanks to the staff and volunteers at the 92nd Street ASPCA!
I went to the ASPCA in NYC to adopt a cat. I already had in mind what sort of cat would work best in my home--with my other cat--and the ASPCA is very good at getting to know their animals' personalities and quirks and sharing that with prospective adopters. I had two friendly and knowledgeable volunteers show me all of the available cats and guide me as to which of them would be the best fit. I didn't really hit it off with any of the candidates, so the next day I went to the ASPCA mobile adoption unit, which was holding an adoption event at a neighborhood pet supply store. I met and was smitten by a 2-year-old cat who had just the personality I was looking for, and he's fitting in beautifully so far. Because the "A" has a team of behavior experts, it is able to assess each cat that comes in, so the customer knows what he's getting. It was a very good experience.
I went to the ASPCA - NYC to adopt a cat and it was the most wonderful experience. The Volunteers are caring and knowledgeable. Judith introduced me to several cats. In addition to the wonderful write-ups about each cat, Judith knew their personalities as well. She guided me to several that were a match for my personality. The behavior tests that ASPCA performs are informative and helpful. The cats are extremely well-cared for and in a clean and playful environment. I was never rushed. I played with a couple of cats and then realized that "Leaf" owned me. I loved everything about "Leaf" except the name so I changed it. She is now "Cagney." Several staff and volunteers were very happy that she was going to a new home. Stacy handled all the paperwork and could not have been nicer. I am so happy that I came here and very proud that I am a "Guardian" aka give a set monthly donation. You could not ask for a better adoption experience. Cagney and I are very lucky, indeed.
Wanting to adopt a cat, we ventured to the ASPCA and were pleasantly surprised. The staff is friendly and informative. They take the time to do a personality test on each of the cats and give you plenty of time to play with them before making a decision. We left with a super sweet and friendly cat that we fell in love with. For anyone looking to adopt a cat or dog, we highly recommend ASPCA.
I was introduced to my little girl in August 2012 at the ASPCA in New York City. I have to say the facilities at the ASPCA were really nice. The building was very clean and nice to walk around. The staff and volunteers were extremely helpful and very kind. You could tell they were all true animal lovers. The young lady who showed me around was extremely attentive to my thoughts. She wasn't pushy at all and answered all my questions. Plus she was very gentle with all the cats that we went to visit. And then the final adoption paperwork was very simple and painless. I have to say that I'm very impressed by the ASPCA and the staff. I even take my kitty back there for vet care because I truly believe they genuinely care for the animals and provide a kind and safe environment for them! I would highly recommend the ASPCA to anyone looking to get their best furry friend!
I recently adopted a cat at the ASPCA Adoption Center in New York. The Adoption Center can be a very busy place, but I was impressed by how well organized and efficient the adoption process was. The professionalism and empathy of the staff and the volunteers is exceptional, as is their dedication to trying to make each adoption a success. Adopting a pet, especially after losing a long-time animal companion, can be an emotional and stressful experience. Being able to work with folks who care as much about the people as the pets is so important, and the ASPCA exceeded my expectations.
I went to the mobile adoption van they have every moth at certain location. I was very pleased on how they are so friendly with the cats . These 3 lovely ladies helped me pick out the perfect cat , which I am very pleased with! If you ever need a cat or a dog, I suggest the ASPCA .
We drove to the 92nd St ASPCA in NYC from Massachusetts after having no luck contacting several Rhodesian rescue sites. All of the staff were great and made the adoption process simple. We had a short interview and a meet and greet to insure that we and the dog would be compatible. The facility was very clean and well maintained. The whole experience was great and we now have a welcome addition to our family.
The Upper East Side NYC facility exceeded every expectation we had - it was gorgeous, sparkling clean, well managed and with extremely helpful and courteous staff. Right away the volunteer helped us find a "feline-ality" match - a cat who was exactly what we were looking for, mellow and sweet. Thank you so much for helping us find our perfect little one!
My fiancé and I visited the ASPCA in the hope we would find a kitten to adopt and add to our family. The staff was amazing and guided us through the process with the utmost professionalism. Their friendly attitude and expert guidance led us to adopt Frankie. He has brought us so much joy and laughter, a perfect match for us. Anyone considering adopting a pet please visit this facility. God bless this organization for the love and care they provide to animals in need. Thanks for bringing Frankie into,our .home.
We cannot begin to say how great an experience we had at the 92nd St ASPCA in NYC. We telephoned to inquire about the adoption process. The staff member who took the call was knowlegable and polite. When we arrived at the ASPCA the initial presentation was lovely. The building was well secured, the staff welcoming and attentive. Each step of the process was perfect. We found an adorable cat. Our adoption guide was knowledgable, friendly, and attentive to our wants and desire for our new addtion to the family. The ASPCA experience renewed our faith in the nonprofit pet adoption process. We would suggest families make the 92nd St ASPCA in NYC thier first choice for adoting a new pet.
My family & i went to look at the kittens at the ASPCA. We recently lost our cat who was 20 Years old. The volunteer who took us to the kittens was very nice. We fell in love with the kittens & ended up adopting 2 sisters. They seem happy so I hope Oreo is smiling down that we adopted two kittens. We got Oreo from the ASPCA 20 years ago. We were there on Saturday & figured it would be very crowded & take a long time. There were other people there but the process didn't take long at all. A staff member checked to make sure everyone was being taken care of. We got food, collars, name tags with their names on them. They've already been spayed. Overall, a great experience... So glad we decided to go and "look" this past Saturday.
I had a great experience adopting Trek, my new cat, from the ASPCA. I found the care they provided to all their animals to be exceptional and the facilities to be clean and well maintained. I found them to be very organized and thorough. I especially appreciated that they pulled one of Trek's problem teeth before the adoption and they provided a free vet visit post-adoption. Trek is great; very affectionate. I would highly recommend this non-profit.
WE JUST ADOPTED BERRY ON SATURDAY AND WE HAVE ALREADY FALLEN IN LOVE.....WE HAD SUCH A GREAT EXPERIENCE AT THE ASPCA THAT I HAVE BEEN TELLING EVERYONE I KNOW.THE WORKERS WERE WONDERFUL AND YOU COULD TELL HOW MUCH THEY LOVED AND CARED ABOUT THE ANIMALS....THE PLACE WAS CLEAN AND YOU COULD TELL THAT THEY DOGS AND CATS WERE WELL CARED FOR.......THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO!!!!!
Adopting Dora, a little girl Shi Tzu, from the ASPCA has been one of the most profound experiences of the last few years. This is a magical organization doing the most extrordinary work saving and rehabilitating animals who have very often been cruelly abused, the work of their doctors and nurses and the entire staff is beyond marvellous. They very kindly tell me that I saved Dora but I know in my heart that they are the ones who saved her with their love, kindness and devotion. Dora, who had been horribly abused very nearly death when brought in, is now a wonderful animal, as big as active and as loving as her peers, she has become an essential part of our lives! I believe thans to the work of the ASPCA doctors she very easily fitted in our lives and with our other pets. We absolutely love her and we cannot thank enough the ASPCA!
I personally experienced the work of the ASPCA when they rescued hundreds of maltreated cats from the hoarder of Caboodle Ranch. The cats were nursed back to health, rehabilitated, and adopted out to loving homes. Even the ferals were rehomed into new colonies.
Less than a week ago, my partner and I went to the ASPCA to adopt a cat. Of course, this is one of the hardest decisions I've ever had to make, but the volunteer that helped us was amazing and showed us cats that were good matches for us. We eventually met Dorothy, an all black kitty. She instantly fell in love with us and so did we. She was a little nervous coming home with us at first, hiding under the dresser for the first whole day. But 3 days later she was out and about exploring our apartment and as playful as can be. She's the perfect match for us!!!
The ASPCA in New York City is so great! The employees and volunteers are so passionate about what they do and really care for the animals there. They took careful inventory of my history with animals and what kind of home I would be providing for him/her. I recently adopted an 8 year old cat, who couldn't be sweeter! The volunteer was so patient with me as I walked around and visited almost every cat--they answered all of my questions thoroughly and gave me as detailed of history of each cat as possible. Thank you ASPCA for all of your help and for the great work that you do!
I had a great experience adopting from this ASPCA. The staff was friendly and helpful. At first I didn't like how you have to have a volunteer show you all of the animals (rather than walk around as you wish), but afterward thought that it made a better overall experience. It was less chaos that way and more organized. I appreciate how they evaluate the animals and suggest what type of human personality theirs will mesh with. The medical disclosure and the likes/dislikes of each animal was also great information to have. I really got the sense that this place was on top of it. Once adopting, they gave me all kinds of paperwork that could help answer any questions I may have once I took my cat home. They also gave me cans of food and an entire bag of dry food to help acclimate my cat to any food I choose to put them on (to help ease them into it--without getting a tummy ache). I would highly recommend adopting from here.
I am honored to have been able to adopt the newest addition to my family, Metropolis, from the ASPCA! The facility was modern and clean, and the staff far exceeded my expectations for the adoption experience. Thank you for this lovely opportunity!
Great staff. Very clean facility. Well organized business. Animals well taken care of and thoroughly checked. Couldn't be happier with my experience.
My husband and I adopted our cat from the ASPCA. They were helpful, very knowledgeable, and made sure that our cat would be happy and well cared for in her new home. The staff took the time to answer all of my questions, and I know that I can call them if anything comes up. The adoption fee was $125 for our kitten, which is the highest they charge for cats--kittens are in high demand, obviously. That fee gets you microchipping, spay/neuter, vaccinations, a few week's worth of food, collar and ID tag, and, most importantly, free vet care within the first two weeks! All of the cats there look happy and well cared for, so I highly recommend going to the ASPCA to find your new best friend!
We went it just to look at dogs- we were thinking of adopting a daschund but were willing to look at other breeds. Our Volunteer guide was super knowledgeable and willing to go the distance. We decided to look at a schnauzer, though he seemed sad, and while we were waiting to meet him our volunteer came back and gave us an update on his mood! When we met him he was a lovely dog and we ended up taking him home with us. We're all incredibly happy we went with the ASPCA!
There are three reasons that I will no longer support this organization, those three reasons having to do with the Caboodle story only tangentially: First, the extreme ugliness of their supporters. Look and judge for yourself. http://madisonfloridavoice.net/?s=took+my+cats
Second, in my opinion they have squandered the "in good faith" donations, including mine, to fly in and entertain people from all over the country when there were and are local and semi-local people who could have been of assistance. Instead of putting their volunteers up locally, in addition, the word is that they put them up in expensive Jax hotels and restaurants and rented tour coaches to carry them to and from Lee each day of the "rescue." https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AhEJ5J_n7tIqdHNTNmJfZ1Fwc2RuazR2RHJpVGVqSmc#gid=0
Since this is a matter of local rumor, I am willing to have it pointed out and proven that it is not entirely accurate by the display of hotel and restaurant bills.
Third, they claim to have "rescued" the Caboodle cats and yet their "adoption event" is being billed as "free of charge adoptions." Surely, this organization has the experience to know that "free to a good home" adoptions are not in the best interests of the animals. If they do not, here is something that might help them: http://www.pet-abuse.com/pages/animal_adoption/free_pets.php#ixzz21rku8pUI
Fourth, I have over the summer discovered numerous otherwise moderate opinion that gives me much concern that the opinion that I have had of the organization may no longer be a valid or accurate one: http://www.dailynews.com/ci_21169780/tables-turned-humane-society (Please read to note the involvement of the ASPCA in this story. Unfortunately, however, I have come to believe that the HSUS and the ASPCA are "on the same page" in a number of ways and I therefore include this link also: http://www.veterinarypracticenews.com/vet-practice-news-columns/reality-check/hsus-agenda-on-par-with-that-of-peta.aspx)
Disillusionment is not an easy thing. I have many times offered the ASPCA supporters the opportunity to re-instate the organization in my constellation of charities. However, they have not attempted to do so. I was once even directly refused. Instead, they have continued to name-call, accuse, pivot the discussion, and to employ other very recognizable fallacious tactics of argument. For me, I would not have cut off my contributions to a charitable organization because of a bona fide willingness to take on the rescue of animals that they, in good faith, believed to be abused. What I will withdraw my contributions for is manipulation, waste, inhumanity to man or animal, or for an extremist mission that I can no longer find myself in sympathy with because of its extremity.
I recently adopted 2 cats from the 92nd st ASPCA. The staff was extremely helpful, patient and answered all my questions. It was a very positive experience and I encourage anyone looking to adopt a pet to go here first!
The ASPCA wants your money....and NOT to help them care for animals or to shelter/feed/ or even rescue them! I am stick and tired of the ASPCA and other so called 'non-profit' organizations who are really all about PROFIT. If you really want to know how the ASPCA cares for animals, look no further than Animal Care & Control right down the street from the ASPCA headquarters......You see, this is the AsPCA's dirty little secret--they send all the animals they can't be bothered to care for or save down the street to be neglected and KILLED. The truth is far worse than fiction. Shame on you, ASPCA....Time to make amends for all the years of KILLING and neglect perpetrated on the animals you claim to help! Good riddance to Ed Sayres! He will be a blight on your name for a long time to come. Time for a leader who truly cares about animals, not just MONEY!
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On a whim I went to the NY ASPCA to look at cats after the recent death of the cat I had for 13 years. Th staff was very nice and understanding. The kitten I adopted was already returned and on a special diet and the volunteer that helped me was very patient and answered all of my questions. The process was easy and very fulfilling. All of her information was given to me and explained. I left with my new baby and was very satisfied. I spent the next two days advising others to go to the ASPCA to adopt a pet.
The ASPCA is an amazing organization that really stayed with us every step of the way during the adoption process. We LOVE the new addition to our family and this wouldn't be possible without this fantastic organization.
We have donated to the ASPCA for years and watched directly their activities to help both shelters and animals as well as provide general education. When compared to many of the legislative type education societies vs. actual working with the animals directly, I have found the ASPCA is living up to its reputation of helping animals. I would only advise the donator that their is a distinct difference between legislative/education efforts and actual hands on organizations. BOTH are valuable and BOTH are necessary. This particular organization is more hands-on. The HSUS for example is more the former. I highly recommend the ASPCA as your first entry choice in donating to causes for animals. The second one would be the Humane Society of the US for more pure legislative type work. ASPCA clearly distinguishes itself as a more hands on effort. Well worth the donation!
I had a really good experience at the Upper East Side Manhattan location.
My sister and I USED to give to ASPCA until I started getting involved in advocating for shelter pets. No more. They won't spend a penny on a sick or injured animal, and usually drop them at kill shelters. Here is just one incident. There is much more info on this blog, please tell your friends. http://www.nathanwinograd.com/?p=9285
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As a cat rescuer I no longer support the ASPCA. You are not helping animals the way that you should be. You send animals to the kill shelters instead of trying to save them. You have very deep pockets and don't save enough lives. Take a look at the kill lists for dogs and cats every single day. Many are killed. It makes me sick. I tried calling your organization and couldn't get a single person to talk to. Extremely disappointing. How about coming up with solutions? Many of us rescuers and the public come up with brilliant ideas of how all of this killing can stop but no one will listen to us because we are small. You are a large organization and people will listen to you if, and only if, you send the right messages. Let the public know what really goes on. Support more foster programs, organize more adoption events etc. Help stop all of this killing!!!
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvpL2vh3rrg Save lives pass CAARA in NYS !
The President/CEO makes over a 1/2 Million Dollars each year.....that does not seem right to me.
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Our non-profit has been a grant recipient of the ASPCA through their Community Partners program for several years. They have been an outstanding partner - more so than a "funder" - because they have been an active participant in making our projects successful. They provide advice and guidance but also respect our on the ground perspective and expertise in perfect balance. They are incredibly thoughtful about the way they use their funds to make a difference and they are interested in making us stronger and more sustainable as an organization, not just in seeing their specific projects succeed. Overall, it is one of the most beneficial and respectful relationships we have ever had with another organization - it is true partnership at its best.
HEART received a generous grant in late 2011 that funded a number of different humane education initiatives we have in the New York area as well as in Chicago and Indianapolis. In addition to the obvious financial help this has provided in helping to make these initiatives a reality, the ASPCA grant has helped HEART establish credibility for these various programs and initiatives by being sponsored by a leading national animal protection organization. HEART is trying to help bring humane education into the mainstream and having support from the ASPCA helps us toward that goal.
The ASPCA has been a supporter of FalconRidge Equine Rescue for the last three years. They have helped us broaden our program of rescuing at-risk horses in southern California which was greatly needed due to the economical crisis. ASPCA funds were used to save horses from neglectful situations, abandonment, provide veterinary care and feed. The grant application is fairly easy to manage online and staff are prompt and professional with questions. ASPCA has also funded the San Diego Horse Coalition, a group comprised of FalconRidge Equine Rescue, Blue Apple Ranch Sanctuary, three veterinarian practices and two humane agencies in San Diego County. Together we have been able to save hundreds of horses from neglect and need. These horses have been rehabilitated and adopted out to loving homes. ASPCA has been wonderful to work with. They greatly care about our horses and how well we serve the community and are a champion for equines everywhere.
We are a small all volunteer rescue group in rural Mississippi. We struggle every single day to save the homeless animals of our community and give them a chance at a better life. Twice in the last year the ASPCA came to our aid and we are forever grateful. In May 2011 our small community was ravished by the flooding of the Mississippi River. Over 350 homes were lost and our shelter which was already over-crowded was pushed to the max by all of the abandoned dogs and cats that were impacted by the flood. With the help of the ASPCA we were able to set up a temporary shelter with kennels and houses to handle the additional animals under our care. We were also granted $3000.00 to cover spay/neuter of our shelter animals so that every single dog or cat that we adopted could be altered before it left us. Every single time I have called on the ASPCA for assistance, they have answered our call.
The ASPCA is a great organization to work with on grant proposals. Our organization has had several successful grant applications with the ASPCA. We found the ASPCA grant process to be clear and straightforward. The ASPCA staff in the grant department was easily accessible and readily available to answer questions about the application procedure and to discuss qualifications for the specific grants. The grant staff at the ASPCA also helped us think outside of the box and write concise grants for funds we needed. The follow-up reporting process is also straightforward and the ASPCA sends email reminders when follow-up reports are due. We highly recommend the ASPCA as a great source for grants for animal welfare organizations.
My friend was "raided" by the ASPCA. Truly amazing how they villianize others in the interests of "fund-raising". I strongly encourage anyone interested in donating to give to local rescues, and donate food or supplies. Do not give money so that paid employees can sit in their glass houses and throw stones at those in the trenches who are trying to do the right thing and make a difference. And especially do not give a dime to the ASPCA. Give to volunteer associations, people who do what they do for free, not for a salary.
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