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The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing cruelty to animals. Based in New York City since its inception in 1866, the organizations mission is "to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States." Following the creation of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) in the United Kingdom in 1824 (given Royal status in 1840), Henry Bergh founded the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on April 10, 1866 in New York City on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment at the hands of humans, and must be protected under the law. It is the oldest animal welfare organization in the United States. Founded in 1866, the ASPCA was the first humane organization in the Western Hemisphere. Buffalos chapter, founded in 1867, is the second oldest. ASPCA was founded to stop the injustices animals face across the United States. On February 8, 1866, Bergh pleaded on behalf of animals at a meeting at Clinton Hall in New York City. Some of the issues he discussed were cockfighting and the horrors of slaughterhouses. After getting signatures for his "Declaration of the Rights of Animals," Bergh was given an official charter to incorporate ASPCA on April 10, 1866. On April 19, 1866, the first anti-cruelty law was passed since the founding of ASPCA, and the organization was granted the right to enforce anti-cruelty laws. At that time, there were three staff members at the ASPCA. In 1867, ASPCA operated its first ambulance for injured horses and advocated alternatives for inhumane actions toward animals such as horses, live pigeons, cats and dogs. By the time of Berghs death in 1888, 37 out of the 38 states in the union had enacted anti-cruelty laws that were enforced by the ASPCA. Early goals of ASPCA focused on efforts for horses and livestock, since at the time they were used for a number of activities. Starting at the turn of the 20th century, small domestic animals, like cats and dogs, became the focus for members of ASPCA. ASPCA wrote its first annual report in 1867 after a man was sentenced to 10 days in prison for beating a cat to death.

7 jobs at ASPCA
Senior Manager, Admissions and Matchmaking

Manage the team in effective conflict resolution using problem-solving techniques that ensure an opt...

Posted 11 days ago

  •   Less than 5 years exp.  •  Government & Non-Profit

Manager, Media & Communications

Create and implement strategic and integrated communications plans using a wide range of communicati...

Posted 11 days ago

  •   Less than 5 years exp.  •  Government & Non-Profit

Veterinarian, Animal Relocation
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Consult with applicant and partner shelters, veterinarians, and other professionals on medical issue...

Posted 11 days ago

  •   Less than 5 years exp.  •  Government & Non-Profit

Medical Director

The Medical Director is responsible for leading AAH's veterinary services in fulfilling the strategi...

Posted 11 days ago

  •   11 - 15 years exp.  •  Government & Non-Profit

Director, Medical Operations

The Director, Medical Operations (the Director) leads a team of 15 medical staff - including veterin...

Posted 11 days ago

  •   5 - 7 years exp.  •  Government & Non-Profit

Senior Manager, Behavior

The Senior Manager will lead and cultivate a team of Behavior Specialists who are doing hands on, da...

Posted 11 days ago

  •   5 - 7 years exp.  •  Government & Non-Profit

Director, Animal Relocation
ASPCARemote

Consult with applicant and partner shelters, veterinarians, and other professionals on medical issue...

Posted 32 days ago

  •   Less than 5 years exp.  •  Government & Non-Profit