Tuesday, April 3, 2012

April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

On your mark, get set, go orange! April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month - the month when the ASPCA's charter was signed in 1866.

Each year, ASPCA supporters across the country "Go Orange for Animals" to raise awareness about their cause. Here are just a few ways you can participate.

Was your cat rescued from an abusive situation, or your dog found abandoned on the street? Enter your pet in the "I Saved My Pet" Photo Contest! The grand prize winner - selected by ASPCA judges - will receive an ASPCA Fight Cruelty Kit and be featured on their website.

Primp your pup! Visit the ASPCA online store to get all of your Go Orange gear in support of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals month. Throughout April, all Go Orange products are 25-50% off, and orders of $40 or more come with a free paw-print bandana.

Dedicate your Facebook status, Twitter or blog to the ASPCA during the month of April and encourage your friends to spread the word about the month-long “Go Orange for Animals” campaign! You can also "Like" ASPCA on Facebook and follow ASPCA on Twitter.

Coordinate a "Go Orange for Animals" event with a local animal welfare group or shelter of your choice and donate the proceeds and/or supplies that you collect. Possibilities include decorating the building orange and holding an adoption event or donation drive.

Write a letter to the editor of your local or regional newspaper, reminding them that April is "Go Orange for Animals Month." Be sure to include a heads-up about your "Go Orange" plans. You can also contact TV and radio stations, letting them know about your event and inviting them to add their unique efforts to the "Go Orange for Animals" campaign.

For more information on Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month, visit the special Go Orange section of the ASPCA's website to see how you can get involved in the celebration.

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