ASPCA and NYPD Celebrate Five Years of Fighting Animal Abuse and Rescuing Victims Across New York City
This year, the ASPCA is marking the five-year anniversary of our ground-breaking partnership with the New York City Police Department (NYPD). The collaboration launched citywide in January 2014 with the NYPD taking the lead role in responding to all animal cruelty complaints in the five boroughs, and the ASPCA providing direct care for animal victims, as well as law enforcement training and veterinary forensic and legal support.
This unique partnership has made strong and measurable progress for New York City’s abused and neglected animals, with the NYPD making nearly 700 arrests in the last five years and the ASPCA treating more than 3,300 victims of alleged animal cruelty.
Over the years, rescued animals have come from a variety of dangerous environments throughout the city, including scenes of organized dogfighting, criminal hoarding, domestic disputes, and criminal neglect. When brought into our care, we medically treat and, when necessary, rehabilitate these innocent victims and help them find safe and loving homes...