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Encyclopedia > American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (usually referred to as the ASPCA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing the abuse of animals. It was founded by Henry Bergh on April 10, 1866. It is the oldest humane organization in the United States. Their mission is "to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States". A non-profit organization (often called non-profit org or simply non-profit or not-for-profit) can be seen as an organization that doesnt have a goal to make a profit. ... An organisation (or organization — see spelling differences) is a social arrangement which pursues collective goals, which controls its own performance, and which has a boundary separating it from its environment. ... Abuser redirects here. ... For other uses, see Animal (disambiguation). ... Henry Bergh (August 29, 1811 - March 12, 1888) founded the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in 1866. ... is the 100th day of the year (101st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1866 (MDCCCLXVI) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ...


The ASPCA works primarily with companion animal issues, such as pet care, equine or horse cruelty issues, and animal cruelty and neglect. Their programs and services include: a national poison control hotline for pet owners and animal health professionals; a shelter outreach program to promote best practices within locally-owned shelters, a corporate partner program to promote animal-friendly products and services, and a special anti-cruelty initiative to teach humane education and humane law enforcement practices across the United States. In New York State, the ASPCA's Humane Law Enforcement division has powers to investigate cruelty and enforce laws. The Humane Law Enforcement division has been featured on the television program Animal Precinct. It has been suggested that Residential pets be merged into this article or section. ... The skull and crossbones symbol (Jolly Roger) traditionally used to label a poisonous substance. ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki Official languages None Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ... Animal Precinct is a television program on Animal Planet. ...


Additionally, the ASPCA provides relief services for the domestic animal victims of natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina, where the National Outreach department collected donations to provide supplies; coordinated volunteer efforts; deployed rescue teams to recover abandoned pets; provided temporary shelter to displaced animals; and reunited pets with their owners. Mount Pinatubo eruption, 1991 A natural disaster is the consequence of a natural hazard (e. ... This article is about the Atlantic hurricane of 2005. ...


The ASPCA is very active in lobbying for humane legislation, with regional and federal lobbyists covering all 50 states. The ASPCA communicates with federal and state legislators to consider animal-friendly legislation and bills. The ASPCA also drafts humane legislation initiatives and proposals for legislators to consider during their sessions. The ASPCA's "Advocacy Brigade" allows users to write/e-mail their legislators on important animal legislation bills and referendums. This article is about the political effort. ...


Many local organizations use the term SPCA, but they are not related to the ASPCA, which is based in New York and has a national reach. Local organizations take in animals that are stray, abused, or owner give ups. They may be private, or contracted with their local government. The SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is an acronym used to refer to a number of national societies to protect and provide shelter to animals in danger. ... “NY” redirects here. ...


The ASPCA celebrated its 140th anniversary on April 10, 2006. The current president of the organization is Ed Sayres. is the 100th day of the year (101st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


See also

This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the album by Moby, see Animal Rights (album). ... The references in this article would be clearer with a different and/or consistent style of citation, footnoting or external linking. ... A humane society is a group that aims to stop animal and human suffering due to cruelty or other reasons. ... A rescue group or rescue organization takes unwanted or abused pets and attempts to find new, caring homes for them. ... The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is any of a number of societies whose operations include protecting and providing shelter to animals in danger. ... Overpopulation is a scenario in which the population of a living species exceeds the carrying capacity of its ecological niche. ...

External links

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American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (416 words)
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (usually referred to as the ASPCA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing the abuse of animals.
It is the first animal welfare group in the Western hemisphere and is the oldest humane organization in the United States.
Additionally, the ASPCA provides relief services for the domestic animal victims of natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina, where the National Outreach department collected donations to provide supplies; coordinated volunteer efforts; deployed rescue teams to recover abandoned pets; provided temporary shelter to displaced animals; and reunited pets with their owners.
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