NYPD's Involvement Hikes Arrests for Animal Cruelty

Monday, August 04, 2014

Since police took the lead role in responding to animal cases in January, the ASPCA says the number of animal rescues and arrests for cruelty have actually gone up in New York City.



ASPCA Gets Out of the Animal Cruelty Enforcement Business

Monday, January 06, 2014

Reporting an animal cruelty case? You should now call 311 or 911 if you see a crime taking place.

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ASPCA Hopes to Boost Adoptions with 'Cat Friday'

Friday, November 29, 2013

Looking for a furry friend?


The Brian Lehrer Show

On Dog Breed-Specific Legislation

Thursday, August 22, 2013

The White House has come out against laws that ban certain breeds of dogs, like the pit bull. Nancy Perry, senior vice president of ASPCA Government Relations, explains breed-specific legislation and what it means in our area, including in New York City public housing where 27 breeds are banned.

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Natural Disasters Reshape Animal Rescue

Monday, October 03, 2011

The terrorist attacks of 9/11 fore-grounded the concept of disaster preparedness, but it was Hurricane Katrina, four years later, that redefined the idea of animal rescue. Sept. 11, 2001 gave us the Department of Homeland Security; Katrina, the Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act, which was signed into law in October of 2006.

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Oscar Goes Under the Knife

Friday, March 27, 2009

Pet owners, like everyone else, are being squeezed in this down economy and looking for ways to save. In Bushwick, Brooklyn recently, about 25 cats and dogs lined up for low-cost vet care. The mobile clinic, run by The ASPCA, charges $75 to spay or neuter a pet and the same services are free if you are on public assistance.

Oscar and his owner Caesar wait to take advantage of low-cost spay/neuter services in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Pit bulls make up a disproportionate number of dogs that enter the shelter system in the city. Joel Lopez of the ASPCA says he started drooling when he saw the two pit bulls come to get spayed.



At Least Someone is Getting Free Health Care in this City

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Fee spay/neuter clinics for the city's stray cats
Every New Yorker has seen them slinking through a fence into a construction site or dashing down an alley. Feral cats. There are tens of thousands of them living on the streets of the city, the offspring of lost or abandoned ...