The ASPCA believes animals in shelters must routinely receive necessary and appropriate care. Our shelter medicine experts, Animal Poison Control Center staff and network of shelter partners provide expertise on disease management, intake and poison control to help you keep the animals in your care healthy.
Common Human Snack Toxicities in Pets
While the dangers of pets ingesting chocolate are well known to pet owners, the risks of other snacks—like grapes and raisins—may not be. Learn what to do if you’re presented with an animal who has ingested these common people foods.
ASPCA Statement of Support for Veterinarians Considering Megestrol Acetate as a Temporary Contraceptive for Female Cats During COVID-19
Read the ASPCA’s statement of support for veterinarians considering megestrol acetate as a temporary contraceptive for female cats during the COVID-19 crisis.
COVID-19 Best Practices for Equine Veterinarians
Read the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's Office of State Veterinarian’s recommendations for equine veterinarians during the COVID-19 crisis.
Seattle Veterinary Outreach Receives $50K Grant from ASPCA to Benefit Homeless People and Their Pets
Read about a new grant for the ASPCA that provides needed veterinary care to pet owners in Seattle who find themselves homeless.