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This holiday season, as we prepare for fun festivities with family and loved ones, we hope you’ll join us in helping six rescue dogs find loving homes for the holidays.🏡❤️ Russet, Angela, Lotus, Tie, Buttercup, and Tiffany were all once victims of cruelty and neglect—but now they’re graduates of the ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center (BRC), where they were able to overcome their pasts and learn the skills they need to become beloved pets.
Help us give these sweet animals just what they deserve this holiday season—the chance at having loving homes. These special dogs are looking for homes in the #Asheville, #NorthCarolina, area. For more info, visit aspca.org/news (LINK IN BIO) or call the BRC at (828) 484-7790
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Two dogs rescued from cruelty by our Field Investigations and Response (FIR) team have come a long way since their initial rescue last year. And now both Derby and Amber are looking for families in the Fort Collins, Colorado, area who will usher them into the next chapters of their lives­—becoming beloved pets. To learn more about adopting either of these special dogs, please visit the Animal House Rescue (@animalhousefc) website, or email their Foster Coordinator at Foster@animalhousehelp.org. #aspca #adoptdontshop

When Hollyhock was brought into the ASPCA in late May 2018 as a stray, she had severely damaged eyes that, sadly, could not be treated. To prevent further discomfort and pain, veterinarians made the difficult decision to remove both eyes. From the beginning, Felicia (a veterinarian at the ASPCA) was actively involved in Hollyhock’s medical care and soon became quite fond of the tiny, blind kitten. Though Hollyhock began to adjust quickly after surgery, she struggled to catch the right adopter’s eye. Felicia then reached out to her husband Dustin (a photographer at the ASPCA) to help get some extra promotion for the special kitty. “I was photographing her for the purpose of promoting her for adoptions, but it didn’t take long to see that she was a special kitten,” Dustin tells us. To read the rest of Hollyhock’s happy tail, visit aspca.org/news (LINK IN BIO!)
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Good news just in time for the holidays...🎁 Our webstore is now stocked with tons of festive ASPCA gear! A perfect gift for pet and foster parents, animal advocates, and YOU! #treatyoself (Link to shop: https://amzn.to/2BeES1B) #aspca

Who wins #TongueOutTuesday, Ava or Lucy? Lucy just got adopted (yay!) but Ava is still available at our Adoption Center in #NYC!
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Since early November, the ASPCA has been on the ground in California working around-the-clock to assist animals impacted by the unprecedented wildfires that devastated the state. Special thanks to actress and animal advocate @AshleyGreene who recently volunteered with our disaster response team.❤️ For more info about our work on #California, visit: aspca.org/care
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UPDATE: ASPCA begins placing dogs seized from Iowa puppy mill with shelters in the Midwest region.
Following the seizure of dogs and puppies from an inhumane commercial breeding facility in Worth County, Iowa, we’ve begun placing a select group of dogs with shelters and rescue groups in the Midwest region for fostering and adoption. To read more, visit aspca.org/news (LINK IN BIO!) #aspca #adoptdontshop

ACT NOW‼️The U.S. Forest Service has announced plans that will allow our nation's wild horses to be sent to slaughterhouses across our borders. 🐴😢 Please use your voice to protect these vulnerable animals by signing our petition today (watch our Instagram Story and SWIPE UP to sign!) #aspca

Our 8th annual Cat Friday event at our Adoption Center is #NYC was another success! 😻 We are pleased to announce that 38 animals found loving homes on Cat Friday, with an additional 17 animals finding homes the following day! Among the animals who found homes were Charlotte, a three-month-old tabby cat who was adopted by Quishauna W. and her 6-year-old daughter Aniylah, as well as Jason and Inkling, two five-month-old tabby cats adopted by Zaki A. and his nine-year old nephew, Yousef. Bonded kitties Bat and Bones found a loving home too!
Read more at aspca.org/news (LINK IN BIO!) #aspca #adoptdontshop

In honor of #GivingTuesday, the ASPCA Field Investigations and Response Team is taking over our Instagram Story today! Watch as they give an inside look at the care and enrichment activities we provide at our temporary shelters for animals rescued from cruelty cases across the country.
Wanna help us save more animals from cruelty this #GivingTuesday? Donate today and change their lives: aspca.org/GiveASPCA 🧡 (link in bio!) #aspca

#1: No matter why you choose to give this #GivingTuesday, each gift to the ASPCA turns into a lifesaving act: giving warmth to a homeless animal, giving care to an orphaned kitten, or giving safety to a victim of cruelty. Visit the link in our bio to #GiveYourLove, and change their lives.

#2: This year, we’ve supported disaster relief efforts for hurricanes Michael and Florence, as well as the wildfires that have devastated Northern and Southern California. The ASPCA deploys year-round to rescue animal victims of natural disasters across the country, and assisted over 30,000 animals during back-to-back natural disasters in 2017. This #GivingTuesday, your support can help our Field Investigations and Response team answer the call when disaster strikes. Hit the link in our bio to #GiveYourLove today!

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