MALONEY INTRODUCES RESOLUTION HONORING THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Representative Carolyn Maloney (D- NY), introduced a resolution in Congress today to honor the ASPCA on its 135th birthday.
"The ASPCA has made a real difference in the lives of animals in New York and all over this country. In these times of when young people are flooded with violent images in the media, the ASPCA teaches children-and, indeed, all of us-compassion and empathy for all living beings," says Congresswoman Maloney. The National headquarters of the ASPCA are in Rep. Maloney's district in New York City.
The ASPCA, founded by Henry Bergh, is the nation's oldest animal protection organization and has a solid reputation for being a tireless advocate for animals. Growing from a small organization dedicated to improving the lives of animals in New York City, especially farm and work animals, the ASPCA now runs a vast variety of programs to help animals nationwide. Programs include, humane education in elementary and secondary schools; animal cruelty law enforcement in New York State; and legislative efforts at the federal, state, and local levels to secure laws that better protect animals. At its headquarters in New York City, The ASPCA also operates a full-service veterinary hospital and adoption program.
Dr. Larry Hawk, President and CEO of the ASPCA says "We feel very fortunate to have such influential members of congress on our side. Their constant advocacy is truly saving animal lives every day. For that, we thank them."