Nick Burton By Nick Burton • April 2, 2020

DO  NOT consider the ASPCA as a contingency plan for your pet.

In the coming weeks, many will be affected either directly or indirectly by COVID-19. Under no circumstance should any pet be displaced by this terrible virus or taken to any ASPCA location


The ASPCA kills millions of pets every single year.

The total number of dogs and cats killed by the ASPCA in 2019 is estimated to be greater than the entire human population of New York City. 

Only 3 cents on every dollar raised from charitable donations goes to pets whereas nearly 5 times that amount 14 cents goes to advertising to essentially solicit more donations to cover more advertsising. 

The independent watchdog CharityWatch finds that ASPCA spends up to 35 percent of its budget on overhead, and 38 cents to raise every dollar, giving the organization a middling “C+” rating. 

The ASPCA does not scan for microchips. 

Since integrating with the AAHA lookup Tool on December 4th, 2019, we have received a total of 10,187 calls from shelters and veterinary hospitals throughout the country in search for pet owners via microchip identification numbers and not a single one of these 10,187 phone calls has been from any ASPCA location.

The ASPCA does not keep a record of the number of dogs they take in, adopt out, or euthanize. They are simply not required to do so.

The ASPCA mass categorizes all dogs they take into 12 breeds. People at intake often wrongly categorize animals and as as a result the animal can not be found due to shift changes. We have learned of numerous incidences where families have actually shown up at their local ASPCA to see if their lost dog has turned up and the dog was actually there at the time and later euthanized. 


Further Reading:

Debunking the ASPCA'S missing pet statistics

National Survey on Microchip Scanning

Peeva National Missing Pet Statitistics Results

Shelter Animals Count

The Missing Pet Epidemic in the United States facts and figures

Approximate Facts Euthanasia in the US

Data Driven ways to keep dogs out of shelters