The mission of the ASPCA is to provide effective means for the
prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.
The American Society
for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
424 East 92nd Street
New York, NY 10128
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ASPCA Member and Donor Services
The Member and Donor Services department at the ASPCA fosters
a relationship with the people who make our mission possible. The
department is available to answer questions about membership, check
the status of a donation, make address changes and help in any way
Animal Cruelty/Humane Law
The ASPCA's Humane Law Enforcement
agents inspect, rescue, and, when warranted, make arrests to protect
animals within New York State. Our 19 ASPCA agents conduct
investigations based on calls from the public or other humane
organizations about incidents of animal cruelty, neglect, or
abandonment. The uniformed and plainclothes men and women, featured
each week on Animal Planet’s
Animal Precinct, investigate more than 5,000 cases per year
and issue summonses to or arrest more than 300 people per year. To
report instances of animal cruelty in New York City, please call
(212) 876-7700, ext. 4450.
ASPCA Animal Placement
If you wish to visit our Manhattan headquarters to adopt an animal,
our address is 424 East 92nd Street (between 1st and York Avenues).
Adoption hours are Monday through Saturday from 11:00 A.M. to 7:00
P.M., and Sunday from 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Click here for more information about what you’ll need to bring
with you when you adopt.
ASPCA Animal Poison Control
Located in Urbana, Illinois, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center
(APCC) is the only animal poison control center in North America.
Our specially trained staff, including veterinarians,
board-certified veterinary toxicologists and certified veterinary
technicians, provides assistance to pet owners and specific analysis
and treatment recommendation to veterinarians pertaining to toxic
chemicals and dangerous plants, products and substances. In 2003,
the APCC handled roughly 88,000 cases. Our hotline is available 24
hours a day, 7 days a week. APCC also provides extensive veterinary
toxicology expert consulting on a wide array of subjects including
legal cases, formulation issues, product liability and regulatory
reporting. To reach our hotline, call (888) 426-4435.
Click here to learn more about the APCC’s programs.
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ASPCA Cares/Mobile Spay/Neuter
ASPCA Cares offers free and low-cost spay and neuter services and
rabies vaccinations seven days a week in New York City's five
boroughs to people on fixed incomes and public assistance. We also
offer canine and feline vaccinations every other Saturday in warmer
months to animals who are spayed and neutered.
Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital
Located at our New York City headquarters at 424 East 92nd Street,
the Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital is a small-animal medical
facility that offers veterinary evaluations, diagnostic tests,
vaccinations, radiology, spaying/neutering, dentistry and biopsies.
To schedule an appointment, please call (212) 876-7700, ext. 4200.
This department develops positive
commercial and promotional projects that help create funding and
awareness for valuable humane programs. Corporate Partnerships
manages licensing programs such as the ASPCA name and logo and the
ASPCA Seal of Approval. National communications vehicles including
news releases and trade events help promote these licensed
properties. ASPCA officially licensed merchandise includes a variety
of items for both the animal and animal lover..
The ASPCA Development department
coordinates all charitable contributions to the organization and our
programs and projects. Through the generosity of individuals,
foundations and corporations, the funds raised by the organization
are vital in fulfilling the ASPCA's mission. Development is
accessible by email, phone or mail for inquiries regarding ways to
support the ASPCA, membership, annual reports, and other gift
Government Affairs & Public
The Government Affairs & Public Policy
department works to secure the strongest possible protections for
animals on a federal level through the passage of legislation and
ballot initiatives, the bringing of successful impact litigation,
and the adoption of public policies that promote the best interest
of animals. The department analyzes and drafts legislation and
obtains sponsors for the introduction of legislation on the federal
level, and works to get legislation passed in our own backyard—New
The Legal department serves as in-house
counsel for ASPCA programs and activities and does not give out
legal advice to or act as attorney for outside organizations or
individuals. We can, however, provide information to the general
public on nationwide resources that may be helpful in resolving
animal-related legal problems. A significant portion of the
department's time is directed at the enforcement of animal cruelty
laws and the prosecution of abuse and neglect cases within our legal
jurisdiction of the State of New York. It can also provide support
to prosecutors and attorneys throughout the country on significant
"landmark" cases of animal cruelty.
Comprised of 36 full-time staff and three consultants, National
Outreach team members include seasoned animal welfare professionals,
veterinarians, attorneys, animal behaviorists and humane educators.
National Outreach is comprised of five departments:
- Shelter Outreach
Regional Shelter Outreach managers and national advisors
provide direct support to shelters, including training,
materials, advice, networking and resources. NSO advisors
specialize in their particular area of expertise and provide
assistance to shelters across the country.
A joint initiative of National Outreach and PETsMART Charities,
Imagine Humane offers programs that develop leadership, fundraising
and strategic competence.
- Legislative Services
Legislative Services writes and lobbies for the passage of
animal-friendly legislation, counsels legislators, law enforcement
and individuals with questions concerning animals and works with the
media to publicize legislative issues.
Veterinary Outreach is comprised of three veterinarians
experienced in shelter medicine, veterinary forensics, animal abuse
and reporting, spay/neuter programs and equine issues. They provide
support to animal shelters, veterinarians and community
- Humane Education
At its most basic level, humane education is about learning to
care for the animals in our homes and communities. It is about
fostering kindness, respect and empathy for both human and nonhuman
animals, and looking after the environment and its diverse habitats.
Humane Education promotes these principles through the distribution
of materials, hands-on teacher and children’s programs, workshops
and participation in educational forums.
The Special Events department at the ASPCA coordinates fundraising
events. The Annual Humane Awards Luncheon honors both local and
national heroes for outstanding achievements on behalf of all
To teach children the
importance of kindness towards our animal friends, visit their
children's website at