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2010-03-02 09:23:00

Major Grants Will Save Retired Racehorses Across the Country NEW YORK, March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced the Million Dollar Rescuing Racers Initiative -- a major initiative made possible by a generous donor -- that will aid in the rescue of retired racehorses from neglect, abuse, and slaughter. Six equine rescues and sanctuaries across the country were selected...

2010-02-17 12:40:00

Alleged fighting dogs left to starve NEW YORK, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), under the authority of the Washington County, Ga. Sheriff's Office, today removed 25 alleged fighting and breeding dogs from a 25-acre property near Sandersville, Ga. Working in conjunction with teams from United Animal Nations and Sumter DART (Disaster Animal Response Team), the ASPCA's Field...

2010-02-05 13:00:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Subaru of America, Inc., coming off a record-breaking 2009, will present checks to the five charities involved in its unique Share the Love Event campaign at 9 a.m. during the Chicago Auto Show on Thursday, February 11, 2010. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080325/SUBARULOGO ) Last year, the Share the Love Event campaign helped raise almost $5 million that was donated to charities. The marketing campaign ran from November 21, 2009 - January...

2010-01-04 10:35:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ASPCA(R) (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals(R)) has appointed Tim Rickey as Senior Director of its newly created Field Investigations and Response team, effective January 4, 2010. Rickey was formerly the Director of the Animal Cruelty Task Force and Disaster Response team for the Humane Society of Missouri (HSMO), where he recently led the largest dog fighting raid in U.S. history, covering eight states and...

2009-12-10 17:10:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: As part of the second-annual Subaru "Share the Love Event", which runs from November 21, 2009 - January 4, 2010, Subaru will host the ASPCA and National Wildlife Federation at Navy Pier during Winter WonderFest. ASPCA will be on location with an expert behaviorist on Friday, December 11, who will answer any questions visitors may have regarding their pet's behavior. Also, on Saturday, December 12, guests to Navy Pier will be able to check out a...

2009-11-13 10:59:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ASPCA(R) (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals(R)) issued a statement from President and CEO Ed Sayres prompted by today's euthanasia of Oreo, a victim of animal cruelty: On June 18th, a one-year old Pit Bull Mix named Oreo was thrown off a 6th floor Brooklyn roof top by 19-year old Fabian Henderson. Oreo sustained two broken legs and a fractured rib in the horrific incident. Amidst a flurry of media coverage and...

2009-09-28 12:00:00

Team of Experts to Assess Behavior of Dogs in Danger of Breed Ban NEW YORK, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Several Animal Behavior Experts from the ASPCA(R)( )(The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals(R)) will be in Parris Island, S.C. from October 6-8 to conduct behavior assessments of over 100 dogs living with their pet parents who could potentially be subject to a breed ban in the Tri-Command housing units of the Marines Corp Recruit Depot. The...

2009-07-20 09:02:00

NEW YORK, July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ASPCA(R) (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals(R)) issued a statement from ASPCA President and CEO Ed Sayres prompted by suspended NFL star and convicted dogfighter Michael Vick's release today from federal custody: "I have spent over 35 years in animal welfare, and currently serve as President of an organization whose very mission it is to prevent animal cruelty. So I do not exaggerate when I say that my thoughts...

2009-07-08 13:16:00

NEW YORK, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What is believed to be the largest dog fighting operation in U.S. history was raided early Wednesday in an effort that included federal and state agencies, with the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) assisting. At the request of the Humane Society of Missouri, the ASPCA, along with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, United States Department of Agriculture's Office of the Inspector General, Federal Bureau of...

2009-04-09 13:19:00

The American Legacy Foundation(R) and ASPCA(R) Urge Pet Owners to Safeguard Their Pets from a Silent Killer -- Secondhand Smoke WASHINGTON, April 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legacy Foundation(R) is challenging pet owners to quit smoking for their pets during the month of April, which kicks off Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month. A growing body of research shows there are no safe levels of exposure to secondhand smoke -- for humans or for animals. And one new study shows...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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