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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

22 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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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.

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.

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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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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!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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

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

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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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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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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.

1 aslanscatssanctuary

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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

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

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

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

In kindest regards,


Sabrina Hansen

President of Aslan's Cats.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The ASPCA has mentored our Equine adoption program www.secondstride.org in ways that have grown our program in not only animal care and guidelines but also admin and professional services, marketing, donor care, social awareness and outreach. They provide free services to us with top notch programs on things like how to write effective grants, press releases, social media use, and how to reach out and network with other like programs. The teachings have been so valuable to us and the animals we care for as well as the donations from the public we steward. The ASPCA has brought our program up to the next level. They walk the talk too... they came out and did in person site visits of our facilities, and have came to town to do educational seminars. I can't say enough good about this group of folks! They also have an impressive rung of hoops to jump through to prove the grants they give are used appropriately and in good faith.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Kent Animal Shelter in N.Y., a 501 (c) (3) organization is grateful to the ASPCA for granting the spay/neuter clinic funds to purchase much needed medical equipment. This new equipment will allow the clinic to far exceed the 4500 spay/neuters that are performed each year to help curb the overpopulation problem. Kudos to the ASPCA for their excellent work to help end homelessness and suffering.
Pamela Green, Executive Director
Kent Animal Shelter
2259 River Rd.
Calverton, N.Y. 11933
631-727-5731
www.kentanimalshelter.com

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The ASPCA has supported Harley's Hope Foundation's annual Because We CARE Pet Health Fair for three years now. Their grant goes to purchase vaccines to benefit approximately 300 dogs and cats each year who would otherwise go without preventative care. We greatly value what this organization does on behalf of animals in need and the support it provides to organizations that try to address those needs.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Applied and was awarded a grant recently to assist our Animal Shelter/Animal Control Director in attending a national conference. The process was simple and very user-friendly. Excellent organization to work with!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As the Executive Director of a small non-profit Humane Society, I am very grateful for all that the ASPCA does. They provide outstanding professional support, do excellent research that informs our programs and provide grant support that is invaluable. I really appreciate their grant process - they make it simple to apply for funds for our important work. Thank you ASPCA!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Thank you ASPCA for a wonderful grant program. Your support has covered a wide range of needs from program support through disaster. Thank you for all you do!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

As an animal welfare administrator, I've had the pleasure to work with several ASPCA staff and every one has been very professional, friendly and helpful. They do a great job of offering monetary and educational resources through their website and grant program.

6 CatLoverForLife

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

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!

Review from Guidestar

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

The ASPCA is one big fund-raising machine. If you carefully study their financial reports, you'll find there are numerous expenses which most 501c3s would consider administrative, but are buried in ASPCA programs such as "communciations". Further they seem to ignore the absolute $1,000,000 lobbying limit for non-profits. The ASPCA employes scores of white collar professionals and directly houses less than 4,000 per year in the one shelter they operate in NYC.

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