Each April, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) celebrates Prevention of Cruelty to Animals month in recognition of the Society’s founding date of April 10, 1866.
The ASPCA is sponsoring a “Go Orange” photo contest. Animal supporters are asked to submit a photo of themselves or their animals wearing orange clothing or gear. To submit a photo of you or your horse going orange and to see last year’s winners, click here.
The ASPCA’s focus is primarily on companion animals and their projects include rescue of neglected or abused pets, free or low-cost spay and neuter clinics and assisting local animal shelters. Some of their recent activities involving horses include:
- Aiding the rescue of 73 neglected horses from an upstate New York farm;
- Awarding $1 million in grants to organizations that rescue, retrain and rehome ex-racing Thoroughbreds;
- Supporting legislation in New York City to improve the lives of carriage horses.
Learn more at aspca.org