Update: View our video below for footage from this operation and for a closer look at many of the dogs we rescued in the process.
This post was originally published on February 24, 2015.
Acting at the request of the Stone County Sheriff’s Department, the ASPCA is on the ground in Mountain View, Arkansas, today removing approximately 100 dogs from an overwhelmed rescue group’s facility. The facility agreed to surrender the dogs due to its lack of sufficient resources. The dogs—including Huskies, Labs and Beagles—range from two days to 10 years old. The majority were never spayed or neutered and several are pregnant.
Though we will never know for certain what happened in Smitty’s past, his strength, spirit and resilience have given us all hope for the future. Once a vulnerable burn-victim, Smitty is now thriving at our Adoption Center as he waits for a loving home.
It’s easy to make a difference: In advance of your birthday, you can set up your own ASPCA Birthday Campaign fundraiser page. Personalize your page with messages to friends, a story about your pet, or selfies with your furry best friends. In addition to photos, you can also embed a YouTube video (funny dog or cat videos encouraged!). Once your page is set up, share the link by email or on your social media channels to spread the word. Then, sit back and know that you’ve helped the ASPCA assist animals across the country.
Hello Products, a vegan and cruelty-free oral care company, is hosting a photo contest now through Friday, March 13 to support the ASPCA. When you post a selfie with your pet to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #choosefurryfriends, Hello will donate $1 to the ASPCA, with a maximum donation of $10,000. You can track the donations at helloproducts.com.
Each Friday throughout the campaign, Hello will select a winning photo entrant to receive a prize pack.
One grand prize winner will be chosen at the end of the campaign to win a prize pack from Hello, as well as a one-year subscription box filled with items for their pet.
What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your fellow pet-lovers than by sharing our dog- and cat-themed printable cards? We’re offering an adorable array of Valentine’s greetings, featuring some of our furry friends at the ASPCA Adoption Center.