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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!


What’s New: “Is That Cat Feral?” Research Project

Thursday, July 24 2014

Dr. Margaret Slater is back to share the most recent update on this ongoing research project, which aims to determine how to separate cats who are frightened but socialized from cats who are unsocialized to humans when in a shelter setting.

It was always our intention to use this research to create a valid, practical and safe tool for shelters to be able to identify more and les...

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Spread the Word: July 21 Is No Pet Store Puppies Day

Saturday, July 19 2014

This coming Monday, the ASPCA will be celebrating national No Pet Store Puppies Day, and we're asking for your help in raising awareness. Here's a great chance to educate your community about what happens in puppy mills and remind them not to buy puppies from pet stores—and instead adopt from a shelter or rescue group (like yours!).

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Recent Comments

This is such exciting research - thank you all for taking it on!  We will definitely employ the methods,...

By Chris Whyle on What’s New: “Is That Cat Feral?” Research Project - 7/24/2014 at 7:25am

Thanks a bunch for the thoughtful question Lila. As a former shelter director, and now in my role as...

By B.J. Rogers on Thinking Outside the Box - 7/24/2014 at 5:54am

Anytime we look at the adoption process we always end up with one major problem.   The question is why is...

By Joe on Where Will The Puppies Come From? - 7/23/2014 at 3:17pm

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