Assistance When You Need it Most

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Statistics Snapshot

  • Since 2008, over $76 million has been granted
  • This is nearly 7,200 grants to date (as of September 30, 2014)
  • In 2013 alone, the ASPCA awarded 1,900 grants totaling $17.4 million to 1,150 organizations
  • Learn how you can apply for a grant!


The Ceiling Is a Myth

Tuesday, November 25 2014

Five years ago there were rumblings in the field that we’d hit the adoption ceiling. If you were around then, you might remember hearing, “We can’t adopt our way out of this.” Shelter overpopulation is a huge and complex problem, and while it’s true that there is no single solution, it’s also true that we should be very cautious about confusing “we can’t” with “we haven’t figured it out yet.”...

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Tip of the Week: Set That Quarantine Clock!

Monday, November 24 2014

Cats who may have been exposed to panleukopenia, but are not showing any symptoms, should be separated from the general population, placed in quarantine and closely monitored for 14 days.

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Letting the dogs meet first at our rescue is required. We take the dogs for a 1-mile walk together to see...

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If the rescue does a home visit before approving an adopter - as all rescues should do - mats, long...

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