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The kittens are taking over! Tune in today at 3pm EST as the pee-wee kittens from our Kitten Foster Program in #LosAngeles takeover our Instagram Story! Our LA team is celebrating a special milestone of taking in their 1,000th pee-wee kitten for fostering. (Pee-wee kittens are classified as kittens that are four to eight weeks in age.)
This kitten, now named Caramel, came to the program after a member of the community brought her and her three siblings, Chocolate Chip, DB and Fuzzy, to Baldwin Park Animal Care Center. The small, neonatal kittens had been found on the street without their mother, but are now six weeks old and spending time in a foster home where they can gain their strength and grow before being placed for adoption!
For more info on fostering, visit aspca.org/FosterLA. #FosterLA
URGENT: We’ve deployed to Montecito, California after fatal mudslides claimed lives and impacted thousands of residents and their pets. We’re on the ground conducting animal search-and-rescue operations and responding to calls from residents whose pets are in desperate need.
Please donate today to help our rescue missions across the country: aspca.org/CArescue (or watch our Instagram Story and swipe up!)
URGENTSave the Organic Animal Rule from USDA corruption: the @USDAGov is trying to withdraw the much needed and overwhelmingly supported welfare standards for animals on organic farms. We can’t let them get away with this- take action now! Submit your comments at aspca.org/usda-organic-rule or watch our IG Story and swipe up.TAG a friend below and spread the word
Congratulations to our final #HolidaysWithMyPet photo contest winner, @keimicat, who’s ringing in the new year with some #pawsitiveaffurmations!
“The best part about spending holidays with our rescued pets is that they are gifts that keep on giving. They shower us with love and in return, all they want for Christmas is the empty box our presents came in. ”
It’s the coziest time of year! Which Instagram famous pet wore their cozy sweater best? The ever-handsome @mervinthechihuahua? Charming @chloekardoggian? Sweet @montydoodledoo? Or silly and lovable @MarnieTheDog? Visit to vote: aspca.org/cozy (or watch out IG Story now and swipe up to vote!)
We’re ringing in 2018 with another pick for the #HolidaysWithMyPet photo contest, courtesy of @chancetheragdollandkimbo! Thanks to everyone who shared their holidays with their pets and submitted their festive photos. You still have one more chance to submit your holiday photos by this Friday for a chance to win a matching sweater set from @titosvodka and a feature on @cats_of_instagram at ASPCA.org/Holiday!
2017 was an amazing year for animals, swipe left to check out some of our favorite happy tails from this past year! Which one is your favorite?
1. Chispi gets her new wheels
2. Blue the deaf dog learns sign language
3. Jamie & Zaza, Mother/Daughter pit bull pair reunited
4. Charlotte, found thrown out like trash recovers and finds love
5. Lee, kitten born with deformities learns to use front legs
6. Hugging Jeff, adorable cat loves to give hugs
7. St. Croix Puppies, rescued from Hurricane Maria and transported to NYC to find new homes
8. Juice, lovable pit bull adopted by ASPCA employee
9. Zipper, kitten who lost his back paw adopted by Kitten Nursery caregiver
10. Avery, rescued by the NYPD and adopted by NYPD officer
Thank you for your support, it makes our live-saving work and these stories possible!
2017 is drawing to a close, but there’s still time to help abused, abandoned and neglected animals All donations made before year’s end will be eligible for a 2017 tax deduction. But most importantly, your year-end gift can lead to more rescues, more adoptions and more lives saved! Please donate today and let’s ring in the New Year with a new start for animals in need. Visit aspca.org/taxbreak (link in bio!) to donate and watch our Story for more info!
Break out the eggnog - we’ve got another winner! Congratulations to @meganirwin__ on a great #HolidaysWithMyPet snapshot of her “bundle of joy and love”!
You can win a feature on the ASPCA Instagram and a pair of matching sweaters for you and your pet from @titosvodka - plus one lucky winner will be featured on @cats_of_instagram! Visit ASPCA.org/Holiday to enter.
⋇ @ASPCA ALERT! ⋇
Color: Orange/White Tabby
Age: 3 years
Sweet Tangerine is a social cat who likes to hang around her favorite people. She’ll let you know when she wants some loving attention or when she’d prefer some alone time. This curious kitty would benefit from plenty of interactive playtime and an enriched environment with places to explore and perches to climb.
An adults-only home and an adopter with previous cat experience would be a great match for Tangerine. (link in bio)
Some of our longer-term residents at the ASPCA Adoption Center are hoping that they will be able to ring in the New Year with a loving family and a warm home. Watch our Instagram Story and check out the 12 furry faces who are still waiting for the right person to come and find them! Consider opening your heart and home to a shelter animal this holiday season—because what better gift is there than the gift of a second chance? #adoptdontshop
Congratulations to the first winner of our #HolidaysWithMyPet photo contest, @tmt333!
“I love my two Maine Coon mix boys - any time (not just the holidays!) that I get to spend with them is so rewarding.”
You can win a feature the on the ASPCA Instagram and a pair of matching holiday sweaters for you and your pet from @TitosVodka by submitting your most festive photo, too! Visit ASPCA.org/Holiday to learn more.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! This holiday season, we’ve partnered with @Cats_of_Instagram & the @CutePetClub in search of the world’s cutest #holiday #pet photos to raise awareness about the importance of adoption. Visit aspca.org/holiday (link in bio) and enter the #HolidaysWithMyPet photo contest for a chance to win a holiday prize pack, including matching holiday sweaters for you and your pet from @TitosVodka!
Plus, each winning pet will have their story featured on the ASPCA Instagram account. One Grand Prize Winner will receive an extra special gift and a feature on @Cats_of_Instagram!
When military police officer Specialist Stefanie Demanincor deployed to the U.S. Virgin Islands to assist human victims of Hurricane Maria, the life-long dog lover knew she’d come across some animal victims, as well. “The animals are everywhere,” said Stefanie upon witnessing the damage. “It’s sad.” One dog in particular, a young brown-and-white pit bull-mix whom Stefanie named Ava, was less fearful than the rest, and approached Stefanie and her colleagues and begged for food. Stefanie offered the dog her leftover lunch and fresh water. After Stefanie contacted us, Joel Lopez, Director of Planning and Field Operations for the ASPCA’s Field Investigations and Response team (FIR), and Lauren Cowell, Planning Manager, rescued Ava. Afraid for her safety, Joel and Lauren took the young dog to the ASPCA’s emergency shelter. To read the rest of Stefanie and Ava’s happy tail, visit aspca.org/news (link in bio!) and swipe left for more pics
In the beginning of June 2017, one-year-old Blake was brought into the ASPCA by the NYPD after being found with multiple fractures in his back leg that had gone untreated. Due to the severity of his injuries, Blake went straight to the ASPCA’s Animal Recovery Center (ARC), where veterinarians made the difficult decision to amputate the small dog’s damaged leg. But the Yorkshire Terrier-mix remained in high spirits. He was playful and sweet, and he never let his new handicap slow him down. After a few months of rest and rehabilitation, Blake was moved to our Adoption Center where he met Jennifer C. “I was immediately wooed by Blake’s sweet, happy temperament,” says Jennifer. On August 12, Jennifer made the adoption official, and Blake went home, leaving the traumas of his past behind and looking toward a bright future. To read the rest of their story, and how Blake’s doing in his new home, visit aspca.org/news
This #GivingTuesday, see your impact firsthand with our #ASPCAGivingHope Facebook Live-a-thon. Tune in on the ASPCA Facebook page starting at 9AM EST today for hourly livestreams, featuring a behind-the-scenes look at the ASPCA’s life-saving programs and the animals we help rescue. Thanks to an exciting matching donation opportunity from our friends at @Subaru_USA, every gift made in honor of Giving Tuesday will be matched up to a total of $25,000—that's double the impact! Visit aspca.org/InstaTuesday (LINK IN IG BIO) to donate today to make a difference!