Thursday, March 26, 2009

April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

The ASPCA is kicking off Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month beginning April 7th. The ASPCA is asking everyone to "go orange" to help protect animals by raising awareness about the proper way to care for animals and prevent cruelty.

Everyone can help out. People are organizing community events to raise money and awareness, such as parades and fun runs. Many buildings and landmarks around the country will be illuminated in orange lights too. Last year even Niagara Falls went orange! Here's the current list of buildings participating. If you don't see one nearby, start making some calls so your hometown can be a part of the action.

Whether you are 8 or 108, everyone can do his or her part to help animals. The ASPCA has a slew of ideas to get you started. Click here for suggestions. Kids can hold bake sales and sell orange cookies, adults can talk to lawmakers about protecting animals through legislation and we can all don an orange bow. Here are even more ways to help.

We'll be wearing orange in Happy Dog Land and hope you will too!

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