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2013-09-10 12:30:40

Closing inspection loophole for Internet dog breeders an important step NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ASPCA(®) (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals(®)) applauds the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for issuing a final rule establishing greater federal oversight of puppy mills and online dog sales. The new rule closes a regulatory loophole in the federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA) and, for the first time in history, requires...

2013-08-21 12:26:28

NYPD will take lead in responding to animal cruelty complaints; ASPCA increases forensics, direct care services for cruelty victims Historic Collaboration Elevates Importance of Preventing Animal Cruelty NEW YORK, Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) and the New York City Police Department (NYPD) announced today a broad strategic collaboration to provide enhanced protection to New York City's animals by...

2013-08-16 20:20:37

Shelters Competing to Save More Lives, Earn More Than $600,000 in Prize Grants NEW YORK, Aug. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced that 36,790 pets were adopted or reunited with their owners during the first two months of the 2013 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge, a three-month competition where 49 animal shelters from across the country are working to increase adoptions in order to win a...

2013-07-29 12:28:06

End of North Carolina session marks complete defeat for ag-gag/anti-whistleblower bills during 2013 legislative season NEW YORK, July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) and a broad spectrum of public interest groups today welcomed the defeat of all 11 ag-gag/anti-whistleblower bills that were introduced during 2013 legislative sessions across the country. North Carolina's session ended on Friday without a...

2013-07-17 23:01:07

Las Vegas tech company supports Nevada’s largest animal shelter in its quest to win national grant by saving lives this summer. Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) July 17, 2013 Duvon Corporation announced today that it has teamed up with The Animal Foundation, Nevada’s largest open-admission animal shelter and pet adoption agency, to help reunite lost pets with their owners. The technology company is offering pet owners a valuable tool for identifying their pets, along with the opportunity to...

2013-07-16 16:24:30

Shelters Competing to Save More Lives, Earn More Than $600,000 in Prize Grants NEW YORK, July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced that 18,336 pets were adopted or reunited with their owners during the first month of the 2013 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge, a three-month competition where 49 animal shelters from across the country are working to increase adoptions in order to win a piece...

2013-07-01 16:23:30

Local Rescue Groups to Receive Cash Awards as part of Contest Prizes PLANO, Texas, July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its year-long commitment to the ASPCA(®) (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals(®)) and to help bring people and pets together, Rug Doctor® is pleased to announce the winners of its "Rug Doctor to the Rescue" (#RDToTheRescue) online pet photo contest. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130501/DA05098LOGO) Rug Doctor, the...

2013-06-28 16:22:49

NEW YORK, June 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), and Animal Protection of New Mexico are dismayed over the U.S. Department of Agriculture's recent decision to approve an application for a horse slaughter facility at Valley Meat Company LLC in Roswell, N.M. on the grounds that killing horses for human consumption is inhumane and creates a serious health risk to consumers....

2013-06-13 16:27:34

Approved amendment would protect horses from cruel practice in the U.S. NEW YORK, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ASPCA(®) (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals(®)) commends the members of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee for approving an amendment to its fiscal year 2014 Agriculture Appropriations bill that would prevent the use of taxpayer dollars by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to inspect horse slaughter facilities. The...

2013-06-12 12:28:36

Research reveals public may be falsely reassured by "USDA licensed" designation NEW YORK, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ASPCA(®) (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals(®)) today announced the launch of a new tool on its "No Pet Store Puppies" website that allows consumers to link pet stores that sell puppies with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) licensed commercial dog breeders that supply puppies to pet stores around the country....