Founded in 1866, the ASPCA was the first humane organization in the Western Hemisphere. Today they work to rescue animals from abuse, pass humane laws and share resources with shelters nationwide. Hands-on animal care and advocacy programs include:

  • The ASPCA Animal Hospital (AAH) provides training externships to veterinary students and veterinary technicians, hosting the only veterinary internship program that includes rotations through shelter medicine, humane law enforcement and animal behavior.
  • The ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center at St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center is the first-ever facility dedicated to providing behavioral rehabilitation to canine victims of cruelty.
  • The ASPCA Adoption Center in New York City is a state-of-the-art shelter with highly qualified veterinarians and behavior counselors.

As the first humane organization to be granted legal authority to investigate and make arrests for crimes against animals, they are wholly dedicated to fulfilling the ASPCA mission through nonviolent approaches. Their organization provides local and national leadership in three key areas: caring for pet parents and pets, providing positive outcomes for at-risk animals and serving victims of animal cruelty.

To learn more visit the ASPCA Professional website.