American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

ASPCA Warns Cat Owners About Summertime High-Rise Syndrome
08 Jul 02 | The ASPCA is sending a nationwide alert to all cat owners about a potentially deadly yet entirely preventable epidemic. With summer here, pet owners are eagerly opening their windows to enjoy the warm weather, potentially putting their pets at risk.

Long-Awaited Law Regulating Pet Dealers In New York State Becomes Effective July 1, 2002
28 Jun 02 | Implementation of a law spearheaded by the ASPCA, which passed the New York State Legislature and was signed by Governor Pataki in 2000 requiring the licensing of people who sell dogs or cats, including "backyard breeders," takes effect July 1st.

Gutsy Pilot Flies 8,000 Miles For Retired Racing Dogs
27 Jun 02 | Veteran pilot Maggie McCurry will take off in a small private plane on July 1 to begin an 8000 mile series of flights transporting retired racing greyhound dogs from racetracks, kennels and breeding farms to adoption groups all over the country.

The ASPCA Proclaims July as Adopt-a-Rescued-Rabbit Month
26 Jun 02 | The ASPCA and its online adoption partner,, are celebrating July as the first annual Adopt-a-Rescued-Rabbit Month. Rabbits are the most popular small mammals kept as pets in American households.

ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center and EPA Warn Pet Owners To "Read the Label First!" When Using Flea Products On Pets
25 Jun 02 | The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center in partnership with the EPA is participating in a nationwide campaign to educate pet owners to Read the Label First! when using flea products in the home and on their companion animal.

ASPCA Presents Awards To Winners Of 2001 Henry Bergh Children's Book Awards & Honors
14 Jun 02 | To read more about the winners of The ASPCA Henry Bergh Children's Book Award and Honors go to our web site at Winner, 2001 ASPCA Henry Bergh Children's Book Honor"Let's Get a Pup!"

Join the ASPCA June 15 for The K9 Matchmaking Game
04 Jun 02 | Come to the ASPCA on June 15th and meet your perfect new pet. The "match-making" event aims to increase permanent pet adoptions by matching animals and people according to lifestyle, experience and needs.

The ASPCA Celebrates June As Adopt A Shelter Cat Month
03 Jun 02 | The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is celebrating June as Adopt A Shelter Cat Month to educate people about the wonderful cats and kittens available for adoption at shelters. Adopt A Shelter Cat Month is also a ...

Animal Precinct Promises To Combat Cruelty In Second Stunning Season
28 May 02 | Animal Precinct, the show that takes viewers on duty with New York's Humane Law Enforcement (HLE) agents, is back for another record-breaking season. Animal Precinct returns to the ASPCA headquarters in New York, where the HLE agents investigate ...

ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Warns Pet Owners: Summer Is The Deadliest Time of Year For Companion Animals
21 May 02 | Statistics compiled by the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center confirm that July and August are the most dangerous time of year for companion animals. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center consulted on over 920 cases in July 2001 involving flea ...

ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Reminds Veterinary Staff About Permethrin Dangers For Cats
20 May 02 | As flea season is now upon us, 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 ...

ASPCA Sending Urgent Plea to New York City Residents for Foster Care
07 May 02 | Help us save a life by providing temporary foster care to a cat or kitten. The ASPCA is sending an urgent appeal to New Yorkers asking for their help with temporary care of mother cats and kittens until they can be placed for adoption.

ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Offers Answers About Plants and Lawn Care Products
01 May 02 | 1. What plants are toxic to pets? If a pet owner suspects that their animal ingested a poisonous plant, they should contact their veterinarian immediately.

Pet Dealer Licensing Law in Jeopardy
01 Apr 02 | On August 16, 2000, Governor Pataki signed into law the "Pet Dealer Consumer Protection and Animal Care Standards Act" a measure prompted by deplorable "backyard breeder" situations throughout New York State that resulted in animal cruelty cases. ...

Animal Poison Control Center Launches Veterinary Lifeline Partner Program
25 Mar 02 | With the introduction of the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Veterinary Lifeline Partner ProgramTM, which becomes available to veterinary clinics April 1st, it will be easier than ever for veterinary clinics to respond to animal poison ...

April Is Prevention Of Animal Cruelty Month
22 Mar 02 | The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was founded 136 years ago on April 10, 1866 by Henry Bergh with the mission of alleviating pain, fear and suffering in animals. In New York, The ASPCA's Humane Law Enforcement ...

USDA Documents Provide Proof of Circus Abuse of Elephants
18 Mar 02 | The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has petitioned for the release of thousands of pages of documents from The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) under The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The documents ...

Animal Poison Control Center Issues Nationwide Alert: Lilies Can Be Deadly For Cats
14 Mar 02 | The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center is leading a nationwide campaign to warn cat owners and veterinarians about the dangers of Easter lilies and other variations in the lily family. Cat owners should remove lilies from their cat's access and ...

ASPCA Issues Alert To Pet Owners During National Poison Prevention Week
08 Mar 02 | The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center is sending a coast-to-coast alert to pet owners during National Poison Prevention Week (March 17 to 23) about common household products that can be dangerous and even deadly to pets.

Animal Poison Control Center Toxicology Bulletins: Lily Dangers for Cats
11 Jan 02 | Unfortunately, several types of lilies can be deadly to cats. Easter lily, tiger lily, rubrum, Japanese show lily, some species of day lily, and certain other members of the Liliaceae family can cause kidney failure in cats.

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