History of Shelters in the US

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  • Henry Bergh Founds ASPCA

    Henry Bergh Founds ASPCA
    Henry Bergh founded the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to stop the abuse of dogs, cats and horses in the form of malnutrition, over working, abandonment, and abuse.
  • Womens SPCA of Pennsylvania is Established

    Womens SPCA of Pennsylvania is Established
    This was the first animal shelter in the US, and a catalyst for many more who take in homeless animals as there way of fighting against animal abuse and neglect.
  • American Humane Society is Formed

    American Humane Society is Formed
    With the formation of the American Humane Society, more rescue organizations followed and anti-cruelty laws put in place.
  • ASPCA Takes on Larger Roles

    ASPCA Takes on Larger Roles
    ASPCA takes on the role of sheltering stray dogs and cats in New York City.
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    The Formation of Shelters in the US