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ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Warns Pet Owners: Summer Is The Deadliest Time of Year For Companion Animals
11 Jul 03 | Statistics compiled by the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center confirm that July and August are the most dangerous time of year for companion animals. Data finds pesticides are leading cause of summer pet poisonings.

Independence Day Comes Early For Rescued Fox Terriers
02 Jul 03 | Today, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is thrilled to announce their victory in winning custody of 48 of the 49 wirehaired fox terriers (and five newborn puppies) who were rescued from a Bronx basement in March.

ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Reminds Veterinary Staff About Permethrin Dangers For Cats
30 Jun 03 | As flea season is here, veterinary staff should take time to remind their clients to always follow label instructions when using flea products. For instance, flea products that are labeled "for use on dogs only" should never be used on cats.

Bill Requiring Adequate Shelter For Dogs Passes NY State Legislature
23 Jun 03 | The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) applauds the passage of a bill by the NY State Legislature that will require adequate shelter for dogs who are left outdoors in inclement weather.

ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Offers Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Lawn Care Product Safety
16 Jun 03 | Find out which plants, fungi and lawn care products are toxic to dogs and cats.

ASPCA Presents Awards at American Library Association Conference to Winners of 2002 Henry Bergh Children's Book Awards
10 Jun 03 | The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) will present awards to the winners of the 2002 Henry Bergh Children's Book Awards & Honors at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, June 23rd at the American Library Association conference.

The ASPCA and Chase Home Equity Invite Animal Welfare Organizations & Shelters to Submit Entries for the Second Annual ASPCA
06 Jun 03 | The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Chase Home Equity are inviting animal welfare organizations and shelters across the country to submit entries for the second annual ASPCA Pet Protectors Award.

ASPCA Deploys Next-Generation E-Mail on Linux
02 Jun 03 | IBM today announced that The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has deployed a new email system running Linux®, so that its veterinarians and field workers can respond more quickly and efficiently to animals in need.

The ASPCA Celebrates June As Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month
27 May 03 | Eartha Kitt joins the ASPCA as spokesperson for month-long campaign. The original catwoman, she joins the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and Petfinder.com to celebrate June as Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month.

"Certified Humane" Food Label Unveiled
22 May 03 | Citing growing consumer concern over the treatment of farm animals, Humane Farm Animal Care today unveiled the "Certified Humane Raised & Handled" labeling and certification program. The ASPCA is among the organizations supporting the standards.

The ASPCA Joins Massachusetts State Senator Robert Hedlund to Ban the Use of Exotic Animals in Circuses and Traveling Shows
06 May 03 | The legislation would prohibit the use of any primate, wildcat, bear, or elephant in a traveling show or circus. Violators would be subject to a fine of up to $5000 per animal per display and/or a term of imprisonment of up to one year.

ASPCA Humane Law Enforcement Agents Bust Bronx Cockfighting Ring
28 Apr 03 | Early this afternoon, ASPCA Humane Law Enforcement Agents arrested two suspects and seized approximately 125 fighting roosters, 10 hens and 18 chicks in connection with an illegal cockfighting operation in the Bronx.

ASPCA Remembers Former ASPCA President Dr. John Kullberg
22 Apr 03 | Dr. John Kullberg, a true visionary in the animal protection field, passed away on April 20, 2003 after a long battle with cancer. Dr. Kullberg served as president of the American Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) for 14 years.

ASPCA Supports WSPA's Plan To Help Animals In Iraq
18 Apr 03 | The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) supports the animal relief efforts that The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) has planned to assist the animals in Iraq and the Middle East region.

ASPCA Provides Update On Bronx Fox Terrier Investigation
17 Apr 03 | The ASPCA has received many inquires about the status of the 49 fox terriers that were rescued from a location in the Pelham Bay section of the Bronx. ASPCA Humane Law Enforcement agents found all of the dogs living in deplorable conditions.

ASPCA Applauds Court Decision to Uphold Criteria for "Dolphin-Safe" Tuna Label
11 Apr 03 | The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is applauding Judge Thelton Henderson's decision to issue a Preliminary Injunction preventing the weakening of the criteria for the "Dolphin-Safe" tuna label.

ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Issues Nationwide Alert: Lilies Can Be Deadly For Cats!
09 Apr 03 | The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center is leading a nationwide campaign to warn cat owners about the dangers of Easter lilies and other variations in the lily family. In 2002, Center handled approximately 226 cases of cats ingesting a Lilium species.

ASPCA Sponsors Prevention Of Animal Cruelty Campaign In April
01 Apr 03 | The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) sponsors April as Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month to educate Americans about animal cruelty and to urge them to report any instances of violence towards animals.

As the Circus Comes to Town, the ASPCA Reminds New Yorkers of Abuse Inflicted Upon Circus Elephants
20 Mar 03 | As Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus continues its 2003 national tour, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, is reminding the public about the abuse that circus staff regularly inflicts upon performing elephants.

The ASPCA Rescues 49 Wirehaired Fox Terriers From Basement of Bronx Home
19 Mar 03 | The dogs, ranging in ages from young puppies to older adults, were removed from the home and transferred to the ASPCA. They are currently receiving medical attention and other necessary care at Bergh Memorial Hospital.

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