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The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASPCA®) was the first humane society to be established in North America and is, today, one of the largest in the world.

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The ASPCA’s mission, as stated by founder Henry Bergh in 1866, is “to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.”

Matthew Bershadker Matthew Bershadker ASPCA President & CEO
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Helping vulnerable animals and keeping pets in safe and loving homes requires a commitment from all of us—advocates, pet owners, shelters, leaders, and entire communities. When we work together under a common cause, we’re both saving lives and elevating our society and its laws to ensure cruelty victims and other at-risk animals receive the protection and care they deserve.

The ASPCA By the Numbers*

47,000+
Animals Rescued
or Assisted
4,756
Adoptions from the
ASPCA Adoption Center
$12 Million
Granted to Animal
Welfare Organizations
89,768
Spay/Neuter
Surgeries Performed

*January 1, 2017-December 31, 2017