Press Release Source: ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)
ASPCA Puts Out A Call for Disaster Relief Funds for Animal Shelters Affected by Hurricane Katrina
Wednesday August 31, 10:01 am ET
General Public Asked to Donate via www.aspca.org to Fund for Animal Shelters Affected by Hurricane
NEW YORK, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of the loss and devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) has issued a call for help and in-kind aid for the numerous animal shelters effected by this incredible natural disaster. With the funds raised, the ASPCA, working through its National Outreach department, will grant the money to shelters most in need of financial support as a result of this week's hurricane.
The ASPCA distributes funds from our Disaster Relief Fund to shelters and organizations across the country that are impacted by natural disasters. Our efforts help organizations through the recovery process by providing direct support to help rebuild facilities and relocate animals. Contributions will go directly to the ASPCA Disaster Relief Fund. To donate to the ASPCA Disaster Relief Fund, please go to www.aspca.org and click on the Disaster Relief icon or call (212) 876-7700 Ext. 4516.
"The affects from Hurricane Katrina are enormous," said Ed Sayres, president and CEO of the ASPCA. "As relief organizations begin the daunting task of helping the people and communities regroup and rebuild, we hope we can lend assistance in aiding our brethren shelters in this time of need."
About the ASPCA®
Founded in 1866, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animal (ASPCA) was the first humane organization established in the Western Hemisphere and today has one million supporters. The ASPCA's mission is to provide an effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. The ASPCA® provides national leadership in humane education, government affairs and public policy, shelter support, and animal poison control. The NYC headquarters houses a full-service animal hospital, animal behavior center, and adoption facility. The Humane Law Enforcement department enforces New York's animal cruelty laws and is featured on the reality television series Animal Precinct on Animal Planet. Visit www.aspca.org for more information.
Source: ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)