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 $72 million has been granted
  • This is over 6,700 grants to date (as of April 10, 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!


Spotlight On: John Baird, Cleveland’s Chief ACO

Friday, April 18 2014

With 35 years of animal control service under his belt, John Baird, Chief Animal Control Officer for the City of Cleveland, has both experienced and contributed to significant changes in the profession over the last three decades. We can’t think of a more fitting way to celebrate National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week than to share his industry insights in honor of his hard work and that of all the dedicated ACOs in the field.

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...AND He Loves To Cuddle!

Thursday, April 17 2014

Joan’s eyes sparkled, and she looked as if she could not quite stay still in her skin as she described her most recent adoption. She was able to send home a kitty who had been overlooked for way too long… Joan had spent a few hours visiting with this cat during his stay, and she knew some important things about him – how he loved to cuddle in her lap and have his belly scratched just so. Knowing the adopter was interested in a real cuddler, she simply suggested that the adopter spend a few minutes visiting… that was all it took!

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