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 $76 million has been granted
  • This is nearly 7,200 grants to date (as of September 30, 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!


FOUND! Homes for 4,865 Dogs & Cats During 3rd Annual ASPCA Mega Match-a-thon

Friday, October 24 2014

Last weekend, staff and volunteers from dozens of shelters and more than 100 rescues nationwide participated in the 3rd annual ASPCA Mega Match-a-thon, presented by Subaru. The ASPCA granted a total of $220,000 to support these large-scale adoption events held from October 17-19 in 33 communities. Paws in the air for everyone involved—to put it mildly, they all kicked some major butt.

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When Bad Is Good

Thursday, October 23 2014

“High-energy, high prey drive, not terribly social, kind of a jerk…” Who’d want a dog like that? You may be surprised, says Dr. Emily Weiss.

Many of us have noted there are some amazing behaviorally and medically sound dogs and cats in shelters around the country. There also happen to be not a small number of behaviorally and/or medically challenged dogs and cats in many shelter...

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Recent Comments

Love it. I have 3 of our shelters "bad dogs" and wouldn't have it any other way. Thank goodness we have a...

By Patrica on When Bad Is Good - 10/23/2014 at 7:19am

Love it! But what about the big dogs that are like that? They'd never advertise a mastiff with issues...

By Jen :( on When Bad Is Good - 10/23/2014 at 6:45am

Hi Kathy, Hope all is going well. Miss working with you, All good here...Gordy 

By Gordon Maker on Getting to Know Dr. Kathleen Makolinski - 10/20/2014 at 10:01am

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