Hello everyone! Welcome to 2017. How on earth can it be 2017? I took a week off of blogging this week to focus on family and time off and it was definitely needed. Since all of you guys have lives and were probably having holiday fun yourselves it worked out for all of us, right?
But January 1st is here and we are ready to reveal the results for our Comments for A Cause. In December we focused on the Connestee Fire Auxiliary in North Carolina. As I look back over the past couple of months I realize how concerned I was about the encroaching fires in South Carolina and North Carolina. As the weeks passed the fire got closer than 3 miles from our development but it was always under the watchful watch of the fire departments. I am so very grateful to them for their expertise and their willingness to do what was needed to be done.
I am happy to report that we will be donating $134 to the Connestee Fire Auxiliary in appreciation for what they do to help keep us safe even when there are not raging wildfires.
I was trying to come up with a great cause to kick off Comments for a Cause in 2017 and our eldest son suggested American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®. How have I not featured this one before? You know I am all about animals and I admit that those sad commercials get to me every time I see them. I saw a plethora of ads around the holidays that tugged at my heartstrings. I think that is the goal.
So what is ASPCA all about? Obviously they are about helping animals.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASPCA®) was the first humane society to be established in North America and is, today, one of the largest in the world.
The organization was founded on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment at the hands of humans and must be protected under the law. Headquartered in New York City, the ASPCA maintains a strong local presence, and with programs that extend our anti-cruelty mission across the country. As a privately funded 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation it has more than 2 million supporters across the country.
The ASPCA’s mission, as stated by founder Henry Bergh in 1866, is “to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.”
Key issues that they address are animal homelessness and animal cruelty. They respond to these issues by doing animal rescue animal placement and animal protection. A few facts about the organization and the work that they do:
12,283 animals rescued and/or assisted in 2015.
9,661 animals rescued from harm during rescue operations in 2015.
4,601 adoptions from the ASPCA Adoption Center in 2015.
7,773 animals relocated for a better chance of adoption in 2015.
120,800 ASPCA advocates took action in 2015.
77,339 spay/neuter surgeries performed by the ASPCA in 2015.
Of course they need lots of support to complete their goals. That is where we come in.
For every comment made on the blog during the month of January Chris and I will donate 5o cents to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® It’s easy to leave a comment and we would love to make this a great month for donations. So kick the year off and let me know in the comment section if you have a pet and a little something about it. I would love to “meet” all of your pets. As always, thank you in advance for your support. It means a lot that you take the time to stop by and leave a comment.
Ways to connect with American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® follow below. And if you want to watch that original tear jerker commercial by Sarah McLachlan just click on the video. Make sure you have some kleenex handy and be prepared to have that song stuck in your head for the rest of the day.