15 April 2011

Empire State Building to shine orange for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals month

This weekend, from April 16 to April 18, the Empire State Building lights will shine orange and white in recognition of April being Prevention of Cruelty to Animals month. Orange and white are the official colors of the ASPCA whose campaign, Go Orange for Animals, urges supporters to use the color orange to help bring awareness to, and help prevent, animal abuse.

The ASPCA has listed a bunch of creative ways animal lovers can help the cause by using the color orange on their website www.aspca.org.

This month the ASPCA is also celebrating its 145 birthday. During that time the ASPCA has fought for the passage of anti-cruelty laws, rescued animals from abuse, assisted low income pet owners with free or low cost spay/neuter clinics and promoted numerous animal welfare causes. The ASPCA’s main headquarters is in New York City where it maintains a full-service animal hospital, adoption center and mobile clinic outreach program.

Robin Lawless | @robmlaw | email
Robin lives in New York City and writes about all things animal, vegetable, and sometimes mineral at her blog wildnewyorkblog.com. Visit her there to read about animal friendly lifestyles in the Big Apple and beyond. Feel free to add Robin as a friend on Facebook.

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