Go Orange for Animals! Honoring Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

April 17, 2010 | By Haley Finnegan | Category: Care & Safety | 21 comments
Tags: petlanthropy, care & safety

In an effort to raise awareness of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month in April, the ASPCA is going orange! Even the lights of the iconic Empire State Building in New York City were blazing in the organization's signature color during the evening of Saturday, April 17, in honor of the fair treatment of animals.

The ASPCA is encouraging individuals to spread the word about prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the month of April by wearing orange, and by seeking out and participating in local events supporting the cause.

“We are encouraging everyone, young and old, to ‘Go Orange for Animals’ and support the ASPCA during the month of April,” says ASPCA President & CEO Ed Sayres. “Whether you hold a bake sale, a benefit concert, or take time to volunteer at your local animal shelter, your contribution will make a difference.”

The movement, which began as a grassroots adoption event in New York City three years ago, has now spread nationwide, with animal lovers from coast to coast getting involved to raise awareness during the month of April.

The ASPCA, founded in 1866, enforces anti-cruelty to animals in non-violent methods, by “caring for pet parents and pets, providing positive outcomes for at-risk animals, and serving victims of animal cruelty.”

If you are wondering how you might be able to demonstrate your support for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month, there are many creative ways to do so. The ASPCA suggests various possibilities from getting a building on your block to shine orange lights to holding an adoption event at your local shelter. But don't be discouraged if these examples seem overwhelming — even wearing an orange ribbon will show that you care!

You can also participate in an event to help raise money and/or awareness for Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month. Check out local events near you at: http://www.aspca.org/ambassadors/personal-events.html.

And if your area does not already have a local event, don't fret! You can register your own event on the ASPCA's website in order to bring together animal lovers near you.

ASPCA is also encouraging individuals to take action by reporting any known crimes against animals to your local officials, writing letters to your local newspaper to let them know it’s time to "Go Orange," and joining the ASPCA Advocacy Brigade.

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Denise L.
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Denise L.
4 years ago

I'm not a fan of orange, but I know that color is very attention-getting, so it's great for the ASPCA to raise awareness!

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Jillian
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Jillian
4 years ago

the big bridge in toledo was orange this weekend, w/two white bars across it. tickled my brain wondering what the color meant. candy corn? basket ball? construction? now i'm wondering if it wasn't in honor of animals.
although orange isn't exactly flattering, i'll don the loud, glaring color for the cause...but i'm guessing it'll register the same reaction i had w/the bridge: "uhhh...what?"

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