American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Overview

The ASPCA was founded in 1866 as the first humane organization in the Western Hemisphere. The Society was formed to alleviate the injustices animals faced then, and we continue to battle cruelty today. Whether it’s saving a pet who has been accidentally poisoned, fighting to pass humane laws, rescuing animals from abuse or sharing resources with shelters across the country, we work toward the day in which no animal will live in pain or fear.

Mission

The mission of the ASPCA, as stated by our founder, Henry Bergh, in 1866, is “to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States." We’ve been fighting this good fight for 140 years—and counting!

Program

The ASPCA cares for animals on national and local levels. At our “no-kill" facility in New York City, we rescue, rehabilitate and provide new homes to more than 2,000 dogs and cats each year. We also provide low-cost spay/neuter and wellness via our mobile clinic, and run a full-service animal hospital. Our Humane Law Enforcement agents uphold and enforce New York’s animal cruelty laws, while also providing training to other agencies around the country.

On the national level, the ASPCA supports the human/animal bond while fighting cruelty in a variety of ways: providing training and resources to shelters across the country; writing and lobbying for the passage of animal-friendly legislation; promoting humane education through materials, programs and educational forums; offering assistance to pet owners and veterinarians nationwide via the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center; providing a national help service to assist pet guardians with their pets’ common behavior problems; counseling individuals who are faced with the death of a pet, and providing support to shelters and vets on shelter medicine, veterinary forensics, animal abuse and reporting, and spay/neuter programs.

Impact

Thanks to our members and supporters, the ASPCA is able to impact the lives of animals in so many positive ways. Just last year, for example: The ASPCA Animal Poison Center handled more than 106,000 cases; The ASPCA Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital treated more than 19,000 animals; our Humane Law Enforcement officers received over 57,000 complaints of suspected animal cruelty that resulted in 4,150 investigations and 72 arrests; and our National Outreach department provided advice and information to more than 8,000 animal protection organizations in all 50 states and more than 100 countries.

Countries 

United States

Contact 

424 East 92nd Street

New York, NY 10021

Phone: (212) 876-7700

www.aspca.org

EIN: 13-1623829


Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. Here at the ASPCA, we are doing all we can to combat pet overpopulation—from providing low-cost or f

Stop Overpopulation

Spay/Neuter 50 pets

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Here at the ASPCA, we are doing all we can to combat pet overpopulation—from providing low-cost or free spay/neuter to qualifying pet owners in New York City’s five boroughs to ensuring that each and every animal adopted from our shelter is spayed or neutered. And spaying and neutering is not only for the greater good—it’s good for the health of the individual animal, too. Spaying...

Regular price $2,500.00

Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. Here at the ASPCA, we are doing all we can to combat pet overpopulation—from providing low-cost or f

Spay/Neuter A Pet

One operation

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Here at the ASPCA, we are doing all we can to combat pet overpopulation—from providing low-cost or free spay/neuter to qualifying pet owners in New York City’s five boroughs to ensuring that each and every animal adopted from our shelter is spayed or neutered. And spaying and neutering is not only for the greater good—it's good for the health of the individual animal, too. Spaying...

Regular price $100.00

Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. Here at the ASPCA, we are committed to finding a permanent, loving home for every adoptable dog or c

Save A Pet's Life

Emergency vet care

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Here at the ASPCA, we are committed to finding a permanent, loving home for every adoptable dog or cat who comes through our doors. As such, we do everything we can to ensure that the animal receives the veterinary care he or she needs—be that routine care, medications, or surgery. Your gift will sponsor an emergency lifesaving medical treatment by our veterinarians at Bergh Memorial...

Regular price $500.00

Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. Here at the ASPCA, we are committed to finding a permanent, loving home for every adoptable dog or c

Rescue An Animal

Complete room & board

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Here at the ASPCA, we are committed to finding a permanent, loving home for every adoptable dog or cat who comes through our doors. As such, we do everything we can to make sure that potential adopters can see how wonderful and worthy each animal is. Your gift will sponsor the rescue of a dog or cat, and provide routine medical care, nutritional care, behavior...

Regular price $1,000.00

Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. The ASPCA is committed to helping some of the thousands of Premarin foals born every year, and the t

Rescue A Foal

Premarin foal rescue

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

The ASPCA is committed to helping some of the thousands of Premarin foals born every year, and the thousands of PMU mares made redundant by recent drastic production cuts in the industry. As such, we provide grants to support the work of several dedicated individuals and organizations who are trying to save as many of these Premarin foals as possible. Your gift will rescue a...

Regular price $4,990.00

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Microchip Two Pets

Two permanent IDs

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

To help increase the chances that a lost animal will be recovered, the ASPCA relies on microchip identification. An electronic chip, about the size of a grain of rice and carrying a unique code, is implanted between a pet’s shoulder blades. The code is entered into a database that links up the animal’s family’s address and contact information. Similar to a routine vaccination, this procedure...

Regular price $50.00

Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. To help increase the chances that a lost animal will be recovered, the ASPCA relies on microchip ide

Microchip A Pet

One permanent ID

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

To help increase the chances that a lost animal will be recovered, the ASPCA relies on microchip identification. An electronic chip, about the size of a grain of rice and carrying a unique code, is implanted between a pet’s shoulder blades. The code is entered into a database that links up the animal’s family’s address and contact information. Similar to a routine vaccination, this procedure...

Regular price $25.00

Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. To ensure that each animal who gets adopted has the best possible chance of remaining healthy and ha

Care For A Pet

Exam and vaccines

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

To ensure that each animal who gets adopted has the best possible chance of remaining healthy and happy in his or her new home, ASPCA veterinarians offer specialized care and treatment for all of the animals in our shelter. Our medical staff tests each animal for a variety of illnesses—to protect their health, as well as the health of all the animals in our shelter....

Regular price $75.00