American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

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American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

(A.S.P.C.A.), chartered in 1866 in New York by Henry Bergh to shelter homeless animals, to assist farmers in caring for their livestock, and to cooperate with law enforcement agencies in the prosecution of game-law violators. The A.S.P.C.A. is patterned on the English organization, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, founded in 1824 through the efforts of Richard Martin (1754–1834), an Irish member of Parliament.


See study by L. Alexander (1964).

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He'd seen the positive effects of such a program early in his career and set the ASPCA goal at 150,000 monthly donors within four years.
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All 15 flew in the cabin of a Virgin America jet from San Francisco last week and took up residence at the shiny ASPCA headquarters in Manhattan.
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The latest volume in the "International Organizations" series, The ASPCA introduces young readers to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and the work this organization does to promote humane treatment of animals nationwide.
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The site offers innovative multi-level and educational games, as well as the opportunity to E-mail animal-related questions to ASPCA staff, participate in contests, and learn about the latest news in the animal welfare community.