On April 10, 1866, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was founded in New York City. The ASPCA is dedicated to improving the lives of pets and other animals.ASPCA shelters offer food, health care, and protection to animals that have been abused or neglected. The ASPCA also helps pets that have been separated from their owners by natural disasters.
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry abuse Verb
to treat wrongly, or in a harmful way.
cows and oxen.
having to do with causing pain and suffering in others.
health care Noun
system for addressing the physical health of a population.
kind or gentle.
natural disaster Noun
an event occurring naturally that has large-scale effects on the environment and people, such as a volcano, earthquake, or hurricane.
failure to pay attention.
substance that harms health.
first or most important.
to take action to prevent injury or attack.
building or series of buildings where animals are taken to be killed and butchered.
person who studies the health of animals.
health or well-being.