From the day of its birth in the mid-1800’s, the ASPCA® has been saving the lives of millions of animals in need, all over the United States.
What is the ASPCA®?
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is the first humane society founded to prevent cruelty to animals.
This non-profit organization was originally developed with their sole focus on horses and livestock, the ASPCA® later turned its focus to small domestic animals such as dogs and cats.
The Birth of a Foundation
The ASPCA was founded by Henry Bergh on April 10, 1866. Housed in New York City, the ASPCA originally focused on horses and livestock since that was the central focus of that era. Mr. Bergh founded the organization with one goal in mind; to stop the injustices that animals faced throughout the United States.