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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 $100 million has been granted ​
  • This is over 9,300 grants to date (as of June 30, 2016)
  • ​In 2016 to date, the ASPCA awarded over 550 grants totaling $6.1 million to 441 organizations ​
  • Learn how you can apply for a grant!

From Our Blog

Bored-y Cat

Thursday, September 29 2016

Who’s that hiding behind the door and knocking stuff on the floor? Dr. Emily Weiss has just the thing for under-enriched kitties—both in the shelter and in their new homes.

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5 Ways to Keep Foster Environments Squeaky Clean and Infection-Free!

Wednesday, September 28 2016

Help foster parents avoid the spread of infection by teaching them the  following practices.

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Report from the Field: California Wildfire Rescue

Tuesday, September 27 2016

When wildfires raged out of control and 6,000 people and their pets were evacuated from a California town last month, the ASPCA Field Investigations and Response Team answered the call for help. Ehren Melius, Shelter Director, shares his account of this intense operation.

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Most Popular Tools & Tips

Forms & Samples The Five Freedoms

Learn the five internationally accepted standards of care every animal needs, then print and post them in your shelter as a daily reminder.

Tools Free, Fast & Customized Parvo Protocol for Your Shelter

Get a free, customized parvo protocol in just minutes and save more lives at your shelter.

Tools How to Determine Kitten Gender

Ooh kittens! Such cute little guys. Um, girls? Better download our at-a-glance poster for sexing cats!

How-to Canine Parvovirus (Parvo)

Easily create a customized protocol for dealing with parvo at your shelter with this free tool.