ASPCA Announces Commitment to Help Animal Cruelty Victims and Low-Income Pet Owners
NEW YORK–The ASPCA ® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ®) is announcing a groundbreaking, multi-year initiative to significantly improve the quality of life for New York City’s most vulnerable animals. Building on the strong foundation created by the success of its existing partnerships across the city, the ASPCA’s new initiative will increase the organization’s capacity to care for victims of animal cruelty and expand vital services to underserved pet owners and animal rescue organizations. Beyond the direct impact in New York City, the ASPCA’s efforts will serve as a foundation for research and the development of new medical and behavior diagnostic and treatment protocols, which the organization will share throughout the veterinary and animal sheltering fields to elevate animal welfare efforts across the country.
“The ASPCA is deepening its commitment to helping the most vulnerable animals and their owners by increasing the availability of crucial veterinary resources to pet owners in need and by successfully rehabilitating and rehoming more victims of cruelty,” said ASPCA President and CEO Matt Bershadker.
The ASPCA is committing more than $45 million to build the infrastructure, in addition to the ongoing operating expenses, needed to support the three major elements of the initiative...