AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS (ASPCA)
As is often said, a dog is “man’s best friend” and certainly for so many from coast to coast that rings true as dog’s and other animals occupy a most special spot in many households. However, it’s amazing how many dogs and animals are victims of cruelty and because of that, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, better known as the ASPCA, was established over 150 years ago by Mr. Henry Bergh. It was the first humane society in North America and today remains one of the largest in the world.
The ASPCA has more 2 million supporters across the country and is a privately funded 501© (3). The organization was established with the belief that animals are entitled to be protected under the law and should receive kind and respectful treatment by humans. With the ASPCA headquartered in New York City, it supports local communities through a variety of avenues such as grant funding, disaster response efforts, behavioral rehabilitation, relocation of homeless animals, and training with the goal of identifying and responding to animal cruelty. Some of its local, state, and federal initiatives for legislation focus on strengthening anti-cruelty laws, fighting commercial dog breeding operations (puppy mills), and protecting horses from slaughter.
Check out these numbers that highlight the impacts made through the ASPCA in 2020 alone:
Animals Assisted – 104,900+
Animals Relocated – 27,700+
Animals Helped by Animal Poison Control Centers – 370,590+
Spay/Neuter Surgeries Performed – 47,000+
Cable Tie Express is happy to make our monthly CTE Gives Back contribution to the ASPCA and help it fulfill its mission of making certain that at-risk animals receive the protection and care they deserve.
For more information regarding the history of ASPCA and to learn more about its current impact, please visit www.aspca.org