December 11, 2009
Get Active for Animals in 2010
10 Ways to Support the ASPCA
For more than 140 years, ASPCA supporters have been essential in our efforts to end animal cruelty and serve as a trusted resource for pet parents. Whether you’re a member of the ASPCA Advocacy Brigade, an ASPCA monthly donor or an active volunteer for animals in your community, the ASPCA appreciates your determination to make our world a better place for all living beings.
But our work is far from overwe still need your help! Below are 10 easy and effective ways you can support the ASPCA and make a difference for animals in need.
Be the ASPCA’s “friend” on social networks like Facebook, MySpace and Twitter. This simple action will spread the ASPCA’s mission to your friends, and their friends, and their friends, and so on! Plus, these networks are a great way for you to give us instant feedback, and we can respond to you just as quickly.
Sign up for ASPCA Mobile Alerts. By registering for mobile text messaging, you can receive weekly pet care tips and be alerted to pending humane legislation when urgent action is required.
“Regift the Fruitcake!” Bake a virtual fruitcake and send it off to your friends and family for a creative way to help raise funds for your charity of choicethe ASPCA, of course!
Join the ASPCA Advocacy Brigade. Fight to get strong anti-cruelty laws passed on federal, state and local levels as a member of our Advocacy Brigade (1.4 million advocates strong!). Sign up to receive periodic emails asking you to contact your legislators about laws that impact animals.
Help animals in your community. Got time to give? Local shelters are often in need of volunteersfrom walking dogs to socializing cats, hosting a fundraiser or putting your handyman skills to work, your time is precious to your community’s homeless pets.
Give an ASPCA Honor Gift. The ASPCA Honor Gift is a wonderful way to celebrateand give the gift of life for animals in need! Whether it’s your best friend’s birthday or your sister’s wedding, you can make a donation to the ASPCA in honor of the special day.
Become an ASPCA Ambassador and fundraise for animals. ASPCA Ambassadors create their own grassroots events and invite friends and family to become sponsors on behalf of the ASPCA. These efforts will help us end animal cruelty and find permanent, loving homes for America’s adoptable pets.
Learn how to report animal cruelty. One of the best things you can do to help animals in your community is to keep a list of people who can help you report animal cruelty. If you aren’t sure where to report cruelty in your state, visit our Report Animal Cruelty section at ASPCA.org.
Shop the ASPCA Online Store. Make a difference by buying pet care products, books, accessories and stylish apparel from the ASPCA Online Storeall proceeds from your purchase go to support ASPCA programs!
Send email using a “replyforall” signature. Raise money simply by using your email account! Each time you send an email using your personalized replyforall email signature, the ASPCA receives a donationand you raise much-needed awareness for the cause of animal welfare.