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ASPCA - American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

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Nonprofit Overview

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

196 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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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.

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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.

1

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.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

The ASPCA provided us with an emergency grant that helped the 26 dogs we rescued from the flooding in South Carolina! We could not have done it without them. The process was user friendly, the staff was professional and a pleasure to work with.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great experience with patient, knowledgeable staff and volunteers. We left with the two most adorable kittens and couldn't be happier.

Former staff

Rating: 5

The staff was great. I had previously worked at ASPCA a few years ago and knew the difficulty in getting pets with handicaps and deformities adopted. I had recently had one of my cats pass away, and went there looking for a " special needs" cat, knowing that he or she would fit in with my other pets. I looked at a few, but fell in love with this little Tripod. The staff was very helpful in explaining what he would need, and getting me through the adoption process. He turned out to be a great little guy. He made friends with my others quickly and is a real love bug. I was so glad I adopted him. The staff there helped me make a great choice. I highly recommend going to ASPCA to adopt. They won't rush you through a decision. They make sure you get what is appropriate for your level of experience.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Staff was incredibly patient and caring. Excellent facility. Adorable animals!! - highly recommend

1 Byron K.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I Adopted 2 Kitten's at ASPCA Over The Summer & there Very Healthy Good Kitten's & i'm keeping them Forever :) & there Names are Oreo & Garfield & I Love them a lot :) ASPCA Is Awesome. :)

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

The ASPCA, through their Rescuing Racers Initiative, has sparked the horse racing industry to focus on quality aftercare when horses are done running. We appreciate their continued support in our mission....

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I just adopted a new cat from the ASPCA van. The staff and volunteers were so helpful and friendly, and I am impressed with all the support you get for a new pet-- an info packet, collar and starter tag, dry and canned food, plus I got a great deal on a new cat carrier. He also came home w a hand crocheted blanket and two little cat toys. You can really tell that the ASPCA genuinely cares about animals and love cats!

1 Greatriverrescue

Client Served

Rating: 5

Just received news that our animal shelter will receiving a grant from the ASPCA to help us with our work. Thank you ASPCA for your generous support!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Thank you for your generous donation for the spay/neuter grant to help Animalkind in Hudson, NY continue their work with ferals. This grant will enable them to reach even more people in the community in need of help.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

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

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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

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

5

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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