American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

ASPCA Lauds Bratton For NYPD Efforts Against Animal CrueltyAn increased effort by the NYPD to stop animal cruelty has earned the department high praise from the nation’s leading animal rights group.
Cat Seen Being Kicked On Video AdoptedA cat caught on video being viciously kicked on a Brooklyn street has gotten a new home.
Cat Rescued After Superstorm Sandy Finds Home With Fellow RefugeeJoy was probably about 6-months-old when she was found, skinny and skittish, on the streets of Gravesend last November.
Cat Found Wandering After Superstorm Sandy Needs A HomeWith the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy approaching, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was getting the word out this week about a cat found wandering in Brooklyn after the storm who still needs a home.
12-Year-Old Queens Girl Accused Of Killing KittenAuthorities and witnesses said the gray and black striped tabby, named Little Man, was killed after the girl allegedly lured him from in front of the owners' Ozone Park home on Sept. 11.
Animal Welfare Advocates: Government Shutdown Has Curbed Puppy Mill InspectionsThe ongoing partial government shutdown has meant a halt in inspections for puppy mills and pet dealers, and animal welfare advocates warn this means animals could be put in danger.
4 Months In Jail For Man Who Hurled Girlfriend's Cat From BalconyA Staten Island man has been sentenced to four months in jail, after hurling his girlfriend’s cat from an eighth-floor apartment balcony – killing the pet.
ASPCA Opens Rehab Center In NJ To Help Traumatized DogsThe Behavioral Rehabilitation Center at St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center in Madison, N.J. will help dogs rescued from puppy mills and hoarding cases to overcome their fear and anxiety.
ASPCA To Shut Post-Sandy Emergency Pet Boarding Facility In BrooklynSome 280 animals have been cared for at the facility since the storm hit. About half of them, though, remain at the shelter, waiting to be claimed.
Over 100 Pets Being Boarded At Emergency Post-Sandy ShelterWhile they would rather stay with their pets, many New Yorkers are taking advantage of the services of the Emergency Boarding Center in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn until they’re back on their feet.
Shelters Step In For Superstorm Sandy Victims Who Can't Keep Their PetsMany victims of Superstorm Sandy have lost a lot, including their homes, possessions and everything precious, and now as they try to rebuild their lives, some families are also faced with the danger of losing their pets.
Grant From Rachael Ray Sets Up Shelter For NYC Pets Displaced By SandyA $500,000 grant from celebrity chef Rachael Ray has made it possible for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to set up a shelter for pets displaced by Superstorm Sandy.