If you’re a pet lover or owner, you might already be well aware of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and its cause. If not, please read my blog to learn more about the organization, cause, and how you can contribute.

ASPCA-Dog-Wallpaper-against-animal-cruelty-4484862-1024-768The organization, established nearly 150 years ago in 1866, was founded by Henry Bergh on the principles that humans should animals in a humane and respective manner. Based out of New York City, the organization boasts a strong presence in the area, and promotes and organizes programs across the nation. More than one million people are supporters of the ASPCA. The organization focuses on three key areas including helping victims of animal cruelty, caring for pets and their parents, and providing good outcomes for animals that are considered to be at-risk.

There are a number of ways you can dedicate your time and resources to the ASPCA. Join Team ASPCA in a number of athletic events such as the TD Five Boro Bike Tour on May 3, 2015. You can bike through the five boroughs of New York City, and help raise funds for a worthy cause. If you have already entered a 5k, marathon, or any other type of event, you have the opportunity to become an athletic ambassador for the ASPCA. If you choose to join our team, you will receive a personal fundraising web page, tips from the team of how to optimize your fundraising efforts, and most importantly the opportunity to make a difference in an animal’s life.

Other signature events include the ASPCA Young Friends, a series of equine events sponsored by the ASPCA, and the ASPCA Bergh Ball. You can also shop at the ASPCA online store where you can purchase a variety of great products such as a chew pillow, water bottle, tote bag, and more. All proceeds will go to a great cause. Please visit the official American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals website to learn more about this organization.