WE ARE THEIR VOICE!
History of the ASPCA
Back in New York, Bergh pleaded that "these mute servants of mankind" at a February 8, 1866, meeting at Clinton Hall. He argued that protecting animals was an issue that crossed party lines and class boundaries. Bergh then wrote the "Declaration of the Rights of Animals" which convinced the New York State legislature to pass the charter incorporating the ASPCA on April 10, 1866. Nine days later, the first effective anti-cruelty law in the United States was passed, allowing the ASPCA to investigate complaints of animal cruelty and to make arrests.
What is the ASPCA and what does it do?
First and foremost they are here for the animals.
How has the ASPCA impacted/changed the community?
Statistics on Animal Cruelty
Interesting facts about animals
- Only 1 out of every 10 dogs born will find a permanent home.
- The main reasons animals are in shelters: owners give them up, or animal control finds them on the street.
- Homeless animals outnumber homeless people 5 to 1.