Shelter Sunday: Celebrating ASPCA’s 150 Year Anniversary

A little bit different format for our normal Shelter Sunday feature today. But it’s in honor of a very big event that will benefit many shelters instead of just one, like we normally do.

Today the ASPCA celebrates its 150th anniversary, and in honor of this important milestone, they are launching 150 Days of Rescue, a nationwide action campaign that seeks to unite the country in making a difference in the lives of homeless and abused animals. Animal lovers are encouraged to visit the ASPCA’s campaign page and pledge their time between April 10 and September 7 to help animals in need, with the goal of reaching 150,000 actions for animals in 150 days.

Ways to participate include volunteering at a local shelter, donating, fostering, adopting a shelter pet, etc. Animal lovers who log their good deed will also be given the opportunity to nominate their favorite animal shelter to receive a grant prize of $150,000!

If you don’t know much about the ASPCA, here’s a short bio:
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASPCA®) was the first humane society to be established in North America and is, today, one of the largest in the world.

Our organization was founded on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment at the hands of humans and must be protected under the law. Headquartered in New York City, the ASPCA maintains a strong local presence, and with programs that extend our anti-cruelty mission across the country, we are recognized as a national animal welfare organization. We are a privately funded 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, and are proud to boast more than 2 million supporters across the country.

The ASPCA’s mission, as stated by founder Henry Bergh in 1866, is “to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.”

Please help them celebrate their milestone 150th anniversary if you can. 150 days gives you lots of time to save up your coffee money to make a cash donation or to volunteer for a few hours. Who knows, you may even meet and fall in love with your next family member at your local shelter! (If you do, be sure to send us a picture.) and congratulate the ASPCA on their big anniversary and send our thanks for all of the animals they have helped over the past 150 years.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

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