A Family Affair: Full-Family Kitten Foster Teams Make an Impact in L.A.

A Family Affair: Full-Family Kitten Foster Teams Make an Impact in L.A.

The ASPCA has operated its Kitten Foster Program out of the Los Angeles County Animal Care Centers since 2016, but this year has seen an unusually large spike in kittens needing care. “Compared to 2021, there’s been a 21% increase in kittens arriving at L.A. County’s seven animal care centers through July, or 600 more kittens than at the same time last year,” says Tina Reddington Fried, Senior Director of L.A. Feline Programs. “The increase for kittens under six weeks…

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How Foster Caregiver, Chynna, Became the Hero in This Abused Dog’s Story

How Foster Caregiver, Chynna, Became the Hero in This Abused Dog’s Story

Culkin, a seven-year-old pit bull, knew what it meant to be sad, so when his foster mom of only a few hours was crying while attending a virtual funeral, he ran over and licked her tears away.  In our line of work, we’ve seen animals who have endured horrific things, and Culkin’s story is no exception. In his former home, Culkin was neglected and found with injuries consistent with sharp force trauma. Despite his abuse, Culkin maintained a sweet and…

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This Foster Caregiver Is Helping Tiny Kittens Get Their Best Chance at Life

This Foster Caregiver Is Helping Tiny Kittens Get Their Best Chance at Life

Zanzibar, left, and Zurich, right.  Emily G. had just finished her PhD program and was looking for a way to volunteer in order to fill her newfound free time.  “I decided to foster to honor the memory of my first cat, Mancattan,” Emily remembers. “He passed away suddenly in 2016. When that happened my other cat, Albert, and I really missed him. Mancattan brought me so much joy. I wanted to foster kittens so other people could adopt and experience…

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ASPCA Assists in Rescue of 24 Huskies from Suspected Cruelty

ASPCA Assists in Rescue of 24 Huskies from Suspected Cruelty

On July 29, 2022, the New York City Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant for a property on Staten Island which was a large fenced-in lot with trailers, a bus, and an RV parked on it. Upon entering the property, members of the Sheriff’s Office observed a group of Huskies living in unhealthy and unsanitary conditions throughout the lot. There were approximately five dogs loose on the property, and once the first trailer was opened, 10 more Huskies came running…

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ASPCA Assists Union County Sheriff’s Office in Rescuing More than 50 Animals from Florida Neglect Case

ASPCA Assists Union County Sheriff’s Office in Rescuing More than 50 Animals from Florida Neglect Case

At the request of the Union County Sheriff’s Office and Union County Animal Control, the ASPCA is assisting with the rescue of more than 50 cats and dogs from a property in Lake Butler, Florida. When investigators arrived on the property, they discovered the animals, including newborn kittens, living in filthy conditions amongst their own feces and urine and exposed to elevated levels of ammonia. Some of the animals were underweight and appeared to be suffering from untreated medical conditions….

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Beat the Heat This Summer—and Do It in Style Like These Pets!

Beat the Heat This Summer—and Do It in Style Like These Pets!

This summer has been a scorcher! We’ve been doing everything we can to keep cool, but it’s been challenging—which means our pets are just as hot, if not hotter. But some of our furry friends have figured out a way to beat the heat with their pet parents AND do it in style. Check out their summer safety tips! “Hang by the pool with your parent’s supervision! Pro tip: don’t drink the water, it really hurts your belly.” “We prefer to…

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Housing Challenges Force a Dog Owner’s Heartbreaking Decision

Housing Challenges Force a Dog Owner’s Heartbreaking Decision

When flash flooding from Hurricane Ida began pushing water into David K.’s second-floor Englewood, New Jersey, apartment last September, he knew he would have to evacuate. “The water kept rising. I felt like I was in a horror movie with a killer coming after me,” says David. Water began to recede around midnight, but the five-story building was no longer safe to inhabit. The following day, David his wife, their toddler and their large black-and-white pit bull-mix, Kenny, left for…

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Act Now: Opportunity to Improve Welfare for Animals on Organic Farms

Act Now: Opportunity to Improve Welfare for Animals on Organic Farms

Last week, after years of delay, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) published a new rule proposing higher animal-welfare standards on the farms it certifies as “Organic.”  The new rule—officially called the Organic Livestock and Poultry Standards (OLPS) rule—would make “USDA Organic” align better with the public’s expectations about how organic animals are raised. The USDA is accepting public comments on this proposal through October 11, 2022. You can help contribute to its success! Take Action The OLPS rule is…

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What Is Blue-Green Algae and Why Is It Dangerous?

What Is Blue-Green Algae and Why Is It Dangerous?

If you’re spending your summer days lakeside with your pet, there may be something deadly lurking closer than you think! Many pet parents are not aware of the severity of blue-green algae intoxication, or how to recognize it, so the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC wants to make sure you have all the information you need to keep your furry friends safe this summer. So, What Exactly Is Blue-Green Algae? Blue-green algae, otherwise known as cyanobacteria, is most likely…

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Make a Plan for Yourself and the Animals You Love!

Make a Plan for Yourself and the Animals You Love!

August is National Make-A-Will Month and there’s no better time to explore how to leave a legacy for a cause that is meaningful to you. Including the ASPCA in your estate plan is a great way to support animals nationwide. It costs nothing now but will provide crucial support to animals in need in the future.  While it can be intimidating to start thinking about estate planning, making a simple will through an attorney or even an online service can…

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Could Kingsly Be the King of Your Castle?

Could Kingsly Be the King of Your Castle?

Meet our sweet, lovely man, Kingsly! This handsome gent is looking for a home in the tri-state area and would do best in a low-traffic or suburban area, ideally with a fenced-in yard.  Have you ever seen such a smiley pup?! Kingsly can be a little shy at first, but once he opens up, it’s all zoomies and cuddles! Kingsly prefers to meet other dogs-one-on-one, and our Matchmakers can give you all the information you’ll need to help him continue…

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Is Lynx Your Missing Link?

Is Lynx Your Missing Link?

Sweet boy, Lynx, enjoys playing, meeting new people while out and about on walks, and is our resident nap king! If you have a lap, he’s sure to be in it.  Lynx is an active young boy who plays well with other pups and would be a great fit for most families. Planning to take him on a nice long walk with you? Count him IN! He’ll even give you a full body wiggle to tell you how excited he…

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Two Adoption Stories Personify the Bond Between Pets and People

Two Adoption Stories Personify the Bond Between Pets and People

Dove, a three-year-old pit bull-mix, and Zeisel, a three-month-old kitten, received much-needed second chances at life thanks to the ASPCA and Catherine’s Butterfly Party in Newtown, Connecticut on June 11. The annual event honors the memory of six-year-old Catherine Violet Hubbard, a young animal lover whose life was tragically cut short during the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on December 14, 2012.  Catherine’s party commemorates her birthday by inviting animal welfare organizations and rescues—including the ASCPA—to bring their adoptable pets to the Catherine…

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Top 10 Tips for Camping with Your Pet

Top 10 Tips for Camping with Your Pet

Break out the tents, grills and sleeping bags, folks! Camping season is here and the nature lover in many of us is ready to get their camp on! For all the campers out there with nature-loving pets, we have a few pet safety tips from our experts at the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) to make this your best camping trip yet! Read our top 10 tips below and always remember to plan ahead. Photos and Medical Records. A recent photo and…

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ASPCA Collaborates with Emergency Management Agencies to Relocate Homeless Animals and Provide Critical Support to Pets Impacted by Appalachia Floods

ASPCA Collaborates with Emergency Management Agencies to Relocate Homeless Animals and Provide Critical Support to Pets Impacted by Appalachia Floods

At the request of the Hazard Area Command, we are on the ground supporting the Animal Care branch at the Emergency Operations Center as well as conducting search and rescue throughout Knott, Letcher, Perry and Breathitt counties in Kentucky for animal victims impacted by the recent floods. We are also supporting pet owners in the community by providing pet food and supplies donations for displaced animals across the four counties.  In addition, we are facilitating the transport of more than 25…

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