Save A Life! National Pet Fire Safety Day Tips To Keep Your Dog Safe
National Pet Fire Safety Day is July 15th, and it's a great time to go over some fire safety tips that can prevent fires in the home and keep your dog safe should a fire break out.
Facts About The ASPCA And What They Do For Dogs
The ASPCA works to rescue dogs and other animals, encourage adoption, educate the public, lobby for animal protection laws, and support law enforcement. Here's what you should know.
ASPCA Celebrates 150th Anniversary With 150 Days Of Rescue Campaign
Celebrities are helping the ASPCA celebrate its 150th Anniversary with a 150 Days of Rescue campaign to get people to donate time to animals in need.
100 Dogs Need Homes After Being Rescued From A Puppy Mill In Florida
The ASPCA rescued over 100 dogs from a Florida puppy mill last month. After some behavioral training and socialization, many are ready for adoption.
ASPCA Rescues More Than 50 Dogs From Horrific Puppy Mill
The ASPCA teamed up with law enforcement to rescue more than 50 dogs from a Michigan puppy mill with deplorable conditions.
Dog Who Jumped In Front Of Bus To Save Owner Comes Home
Figo jumped in front of a bus to save his blind owner earlier this year. He's made a full recovery and was finally able to come home.
Sentences handed down from 2nd largest U.S. dog-fighting raid
It was the second-largest dog-fighting bust in U.S. history, where an estimated 640 dogs were killed or injured; find out what happened to the perpetrators.
Meet the ASPCA Dog of the Year, Xena
The pooch was checked into a shelter in horrible condition; since then, she made a miraculous recovery, found a forever home, and helped a boy with autism come out of his shell.
Government shutdown hurts animals, too
The government shutdown isn’t just having an impact on people; several agencies have shut down that monitor animal welfare and various regulations have been suspended.
October is (National) Adopt a (Shelter) Dog Month
Throughout October, two programs are promoting adopting shelter and rescue dogs — ASPCA’s National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month and AHA’s Adopt a Dog Month.
Dogs rescued from multi-state dog-fighting ring
Nearly 100 dogs are receiving much-needed care after the dismantling of a widespread dog-fighting operation that spanned three states. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), in coordination with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office and the Henry County Sherriff’s Office, led a highly coordinated raid […]
New rehab center to help victims of animal cruelty
Sometimes, all it takes to bring an animal out of his or her shell is a gentle pet on the head, a soft toy, a treat or a smile from a kind human. But for dogs rescued from abusive or neglectful situations — puppy mill dogs or dogs pulled from a hoarder’s home, for example […]
Hurricane Sandy causes devastation, pet evacuations
As Hurricane Sandy continues to cause destruction in the Northeast and inland, images of the devastation show evidence of the storm’s immense power. Sadly, more than 50 people have already lost their lives in the storm, including a Brooklyn couple, Jessie Streich-Kest and Jacob Vogelman, who were killed by a falling tree while walking their […]
Puppy Mill Initiative (Missouri’s Prop B) draws unlikely opponents
As the November voting day draws closer, debate over Missouri’s Prop B — the Puppy Mill initiative – continues to make national headlines. And the arguments are becoming more political with each endorsement and attack. Like other laws aimed at preventing cruelty, Prop B wouldn’t affect anyone who is treating animals with adequate care and […]
Missouri’s anti-puppy mill proposition — and the breeder who opposes it
The Humane Society of Missouri, HSUS, the ASPCA, and one hundred other anti-cruelty organizations are banding together to support Missouri’s Proposition B – a campaign to require the humane treatment of animals bred for sale. According to HSUS: “Prop B will stop puppy mill abuses by establishing common sense standards for the proper care of […]
ASPCA partners with DogTime to list adoptable animals on their website
Yeah, I know – I’m a goofy, emotional “animal person.” But right now I’m extra verklempt because this is a big day for my employer, DogTime.com. And it’s a huge day for shelter dogs and cats around the country. For the first time in its history, the ASPCA is now listing adoptable animals, nation wide, […]
News from the world of dog fighting
Two significant developments in dog fighting news: The first is a no-brainer. In 2004, David Tant went to prison after dog fighting paraphernalia, torture devices, and animals with grave injuries were found on his property. Though sentenced to thirty years, Tant is now up for parole after only six, thanks to what his state considers […]