The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was the first Humane Society established in North America. ASPCA’s mission is to keep animals safe at the hands of humans. It’s their core belief that animals deserve kindness and respectful treatment from humans. This is not only a belief but an enforceable law.
Its founder has described their purpose as providing the effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. ASPCA is currently proud to have over 2 million supporters around the country. The ASPCA serves as the voice of the voiceless. They are headquartered in New York City. ASPCA supports animal rescue, placement, and protection. Specifically, they support pet adoptions, animal rescue, and assistance programs, provide grants to animal welfare organizations, provide spay and neuter services, and medical care all over the country.