Our #2 nonprofit, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), is one of the most influential and popular animal welfare organizations in the US and has over 1 million supporters nationwide. The ASPCA is widely recognized for their programs to stop animal cruelty, however the organization is in charge of many other initiatives that advocate for animal rights as well, read on to learn more about this nonprofit.
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. Our organization was founded by Henry Bergh in 1866 on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment at the hands of humans, and must be protected under the law. Headquartered in New York City, the ASPCA maintains a strong local presence, and with programs that extend our anti-cruelty mission across the country, we are recognized as a national animal welfare organization. We are a privately funded 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, and proud to boast more than 1 million supporters across the country.
(Learn more about them at: http://www.aspca.org/about-us/about-the-aspca.aspx)
According to our experts, the ASPCA’s work in general public awareness and advocacy is very impactful and familiar to most people; what is less known is the very important work they have done in researching, identifying, and promoting best practices for animal shelters. That work has shaped much of modern animal sheltering. Read more expert reviews here to learn more about other notable initiatives supported by the ASPCA.