American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Issues Cocoa Bean Fertilizer Warning
14 Mar 03 | Made from spent cocoa beans used in chocolate production, cocoa bean mulch is organic, deters slugs and snails, and gives a garden an appealing chocolate smell. However, it also attracts dogs, who can easily be poisoned by eating the mulch.

The ASPCA and New Jersey Assemblywoman Loretta Weinberg Urge Support of "Veal" Bill
11 Mar 03 | The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is urging New Jersey residents to support A.1948, a bill pending in the New Jersey State Assembly that would require the humane treatment of calves raised for "white veal."

ASPCA Launches Interactive Web Experience
25 Feb 03 | For National Poison Prevention Week, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center is launching an engaging, fun and educational feature on their website titled "Make Your Pet's Home Poison Safe" to prevent accidental pet poisonings in the home.

ASPCA Issues Emergency Pet Preparedness Reminder
13 Feb 03 | As Americans prepare for the threat of war overseas and the possibility of terrorist attacks at home, the ASPCA is sending a nationwide reminder to all pet owners about the importance of emergency pet preparedness.

Victory For Endangered Elephants As Court Rules Against Ringling Bros. Circus
06 Feb 03 | The U.S. Court of Appeals overturned a lower court decision that dismissed a case on procedural grounds charging Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus with violating the Endangered Species Act.

ASPCA Humane Law Enforcement Agents Arrest Cockfighting Suspects
20 Jan 03 | Agents from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals' Humane Law Enforcement department along with personnel from the USDA and the NYPD executed a search warrant on Saturday, January 18 at a cockfighting location in the Bronx.

ASPCA Responds To Fatal Tennessee Dog Shooting
14 Jan 03 | The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) wants to prevent the killing of innocent pets by encouraging police academies to teach recruits how to effectively read canine behavior before responding with deadly force.

ASPCA Celebrates January As Adopt-a-Rescued-Bird Month
27 Dec 02 | The ASPCA is celebrating January 2003 as the second annual Adopt-a-Rescued-Bird Month. Shelters and bird placement groups across the country are seeing an increase in the number of birds that are in need of permanent homes.

Unlicensed Vet Busted by ASPCA Humane Law Enforcement
19 Dec 02 | Bronx man held on bond, faces felony charge. Agents of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals' (ASPCA) Humane Law Enforcement department arrested a Bronx man for allegedly posing as a veterinarian.

ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Offers Information About Antifreeze Poisoning
26 Nov 02 | The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center would like to remind the veterinary community: Early diagnosis and aggressive treatment is key to treating antifreeze toxicoses.

ASPCA Offers Winter Safety Tips To Pet Owners
25 Nov 02 | When the weather outside turns cold and snowy, The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals reminds you to think about your pet's safety and recommends the following guidelines to protect your companion animal.

ASPCA Offers Halloween Safety Tips For Pets
24 Oct 02 | Halloween can be a festive and fun time of year for children and families, but for family pets, it can be a stressful and even dangerous time of year. The ASPCA offers pet owners some common-sense tips to help them keep their pets safe.

ASPCA Calls On Illinois Department of Natural Resources to Stop Sanctioning the Drowning of Animals
11 Oct 02 | The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is calling on the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to end the practice of drowning wildlife. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center is the only animal poison control ...

The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Sends Bio Alert to Veterinarians Regarding Spraying For West Nile Virus
09 Oct 02 | To help decrease the risk of West Nile virus, many communities are taking steps to control the mosquito population through pesticide application. This FAQ offers answers to frequently asked questions about pesticides used for mosquito control.

The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Alerts Dog Owners To Important Information Regarding West Nile Virus
24 Sep 02 | The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center is providing the following information regarding West Nile Virus in an effort to help educate dog owners on the risks associated with WNV and the agents that may be used to repel mosquitoes.

The ASPCA Celebrates October as Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month
18 Sep 02 | The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) will be celebrating October as Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month to encourage Americans to turn their houses into homes by adopting a shelter dog.

Organizations Win Awards In First Annual ASPCA/Friskies® Pet Protectors Contest
05 Sep 02 | The Animal Cruelty Task Force (ACT) of Southern Arizona won the grand prize in the first ever ASPCA/Friskies® Pet Protectors Contest. ACT is a coalition of 42 member organizations that provide a comprehensive response to crimes that affect animals.

NYC Animal Welfare Groups Join Forces To Help Hundreds Of Homeless Cats On Rikers Island
21 Aug 02 | In an effort to humanely manage an exploding population of stray and feral cats on Rikers Island, animal welfare groups have been working with the NYC Department of Correction to spay and neuter the cats and develop a long-term plan for their care.

ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center And AVMA Offer Pet Safety Tips During Mosquito Spraying To Prevent Spread Of West Nile Virus
19 Aug 02 | As more cases of West Nile virus-associated illness have been diagnosed in people and horses, communities have taken steps to prevent spread of the virus. Mosquito control is the most effective means of preventing spread of the West Nile virus.

Illinois Governor Signs Videotaping Animal Cruelty Bill Into Law
09 Aug 02 | The ASPCA applauds Governor George Ryan for enacting HB 5625 which makes recording acts of cruel treatment, aggravated cruelty, animal torture, cockfighting and dog fighting a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail.

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