ASPCA Adopted Puppies
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is well known for its tireless work as a champion of animal rights, and this year they are celebrating 150 years of leading the fight against the mistreatment of animals.
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They've shared some incredible photographs taken throughout the years as a way to commemorate their century and a half's worth of service, started in 1866 by American Diplomat Henry Bergh after an encounter in which he defended a horse being brutally beaten by a carriage driver.
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Since then, the ASPCA has been a leader in advocating for the voiceless and educating the public on the importance of protecting animals from neglect and abuse. Here are some of their most stunning photos featuring dogs.
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Pups being transported in ASPCA ambulance, 1955.
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A boy learns to bandage a dog's paw in a humane class with the ASPCA, 1950s.
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Dog and cat are photographed by the press.
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Women visit pets available for adoption.
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ASPCA agent holds puppy and monkey, 1960s.
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ASPCA medical staff weighs puppies in NYC animal hospital, 1955.
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Woman and boy pose with two dogs in front of ASPCA building.
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Two ASPCA men x-ray a dog.
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Puppies for adoption at NYC animal shelter. In the back are posters promoting humane treatment of animals, 1950s.
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Puppy being lifted from ASPCA truck.
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Actress Joan Blondell promoting dog licenses with her Pug, 1958
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ASPCA veterinarian and nurse provide medical care to a dog.
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Little girl holds adoptable ASPCA puppies, 1948.
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Boy Scouts learn to bandage a dog.
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They also learn grooming basics such as brushing...
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...and bathing dogs.
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Girl Scouts pose with dogs and a goat in front of ASPCA building.
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These Old-Timey Photos Highlight 150 Years Of The ASPCA Saving Dogs’ Lives

H/t TIME & Gothamist

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