Each April, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) dedicates the month to their “Go Orange for Animals” campaign to raise awareness of “Prevention of Cruelty to Animals” month.
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Sunday, April 10th, marked the ASPCA’s 150th anniversary as the leading voice for animals. In honor of this milestone, the ASPCA is asking animal fans to help them reach 150,000 actions for animals in just 150 days!
Their “Come to Their Rescue” national campaign honors the ASPCA’s 150 years of animal rescue by inspiring public acts of compassion that will help save and protect dogs, cats, horses and farm animals from cruelty.
Find out more about the #ASPCA150 campaign, and find five ways you can help make a difference.
For 150 days beginning on the ASPCA’s April 10 birthday, the ASPCA will encourage animal lovers to visit ASPCA.org/150days and pledge at least 15 minutes of their time to helping animals in need, toward an ultimate goal of 150,000 acts of compassion through September 7, 2016.
Possible actions include volunteering at a local shelter, fostering and/or adopting homeless animals, and advocating for stronger animal welfare laws. Those who log their actions on the campaign website will be encouraged to enter their favorite shelters or rescue groups in a grant contest in which one of these organizations will receive a $150,000 grant from the ASPCA.
The ongoing campaign will feature multiple large-scale animal welfare programs and events, including a public action campaign and nationwide contest, a video featuring celebrity supporters, and the premiere of the ASPCA’s first-ever documentary.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was founded in 1866 as the first humane organization in the United States. Today, the ASPCA® has more than 2.5 million members and donors, and continues to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States through anti-cruelty initiatives, disaster response, animal relocation and transport, and grants.
Additionally, the ASPCA® operates a full service animal hospital, and adoption facility in its New York City headquarters. 6% of the retail price from these items goes to the ASPCA® for humane programs in the USA with a minimum guaranteed contribution of $100,000.