This group watches out for Fidos, Fluffies, and other furry friends all across the country. The ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is a nonprofit dedicated to promoting the humane treatment of non-humans. The organization engages in education, public awareness, and government advocacy efforts, and supports the work of independent humane societies throughout the US. It provides medical services and animal placement from facilities in New York City. About two-thirds of the ASPCA's revenue comes from contributions, grants, and dues from more than 1 million members and donors. The organization was established in 1866 by Henry Bergh.
The ASPCA enlists the help of corporate partners to assist in funding its efforts. Bank of America, Fresh Step, Lowe's, and Subaru donate a portion of their sales to the group. Other donors have included Google, UnitedHealth Group, Verizon, Johnson & Johnson, The Gap, PepsiCo, The McGraw Hill Companies, Nestlé, and many others. The organization's total operating support and revenues (which included contributions, grants, memberships, bequests, special events, and other sources) for 2009 totaled about $116.5 million. – less