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Assistance When You Need it Most

The ASPCA provides emergency funding to qualified animal welfare organizations and government agencies whose communities suffer the impact of natural and other disasters. Click here to read through our guidelines and to submit a simple application.

Statistics Snapshot

  • ​Since 2008, over $100 million has been granted ​
  • This is over 9,300 grants to date (as of June 30, 2016)
  • ​In 2016 to date, the ASPCA awarded over 550 grants totaling $6.1 million to 441 organizations ​
  • Learn how you can apply for a grant!

From Our Blog

Hit 'Em With Your Best Shot: Taking Great Photos of Shelter Animals, Part 4

Friday, September 23 2016

Read this if your shelter posts photos of animals on Facebook (yup, this means YOU!)

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If It Feels Good…

Thursday, September 22 2016

Dr. Emily Weiss reveals the magic answer to the most common question that behaviorists get. What happens when we apply it to our work in animal sheltering?

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5 Steps To Mapping Your Data

Wednesday, September 21 2016

The ASPCA Research & Development Team’s Greg Miller and Meg Allison show you how you can create maps using your shelter’s data—and share some cool tools to help you do it.

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Most Popular Tools & Tips

Forms & Samples The Five Freedoms

Learn the five internationally accepted standards of care every animal needs, then print and post them in your shelter as a daily reminder.

Tools Free, Fast & Customized Parvo Protocol for Your Shelter

Get a free, customized parvo protocol in just minutes and save more lives at your shelter.

Tools How to Determine Kitten Gender

Ooh kittens! Such cute little guys. Um, girls? Better download our at-a-glance poster for sexing cats!

How-to Canine Parvovirus (Parvo)

Easily create a customized protocol for dealing with parvo at your shelter with this free tool.