The American Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is the first humane society established in North America. Its mission is to “to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.

The organization provides local and national leadership in three key areas including caring for pet parents and pets, providing positive outcomes for at-risk animals and serving victims of animal cruelty. Their programs and services include:


  • Community Outreach

–          ASPCA Onyx and Breezy Shefts Adoption Center

–          Mobile Adoption Center

–          ASPCA® Partnership

–          ASPCA®’s Meet Your Match™


–          Animal-Assisted Therapy

–          Disaster Readiness

–          ASPCA Grants

–          The ASPCA Equine Fund

  • Animal Health Services

–          Animal Poison Control Center

–          ASPCA Animal Hospital

–          Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic Outreach

–          Grief Counseling

–          Veterinary Outreach

  • Anti-Cruelty Initiatives

–          Field Services

–          Government Relations

–          Humane Law Enforcement

They are always in need of volunteers who are willing to provide the right kind of love and attention that the companion animals under their care need. Some of the volunteer opportunities at ASPCA include becoming an on and off-site cat or dog volunteer, providing veterinary assistance, becoming a foster care taker, and helping out at the Behavioral Rehabilitation Center.

People can also help the organization through making safe credit card donations online. All gathered funds are used to cover the costs of their programs and services aimed at helping furry kind.

For inquiries, please contact the ASPCA at the following numbers:

  • ASPCA Adoption Center; (212) 876-7700, ext. 4120
  • Report Cruelty; (212) 876-7700, ext. 4450

For more information about this animal rescue group, please visit their website at


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