ASPCA® Participates in Anti-Cruelty Roundtable Hosted by Purr Project

Forum Open to Public to Raise Awareness on Animal Cruelty
April 27, 2009

WHAT:  The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) will participate in the second annual Anti-Cruelty Town Hall Roundtable hosted by Purr Project on Wednesday, April 29 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The Anti-Cruelty Town Hall Roundtable is open to the public and is designed to raise awareness about animal abuse as part of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month in April.  The audience will be able to ask questions of state and local legislators, law enforcement and animal welfare experts.  It is the perfect opportunity for the community to come together and identify signs of animal abuse and address the issue.

WHO:  Debora Bresch, ASPCA’s Legislative Liaison in Government Relations; State Representative Diana Urban, of the 43rd Congressional District; Officer Owen Little, of East Haven Animal Control; Kenneth Aldrich, Director, New Haven Central Hospital for Veterinary Medicine, Jennifer Weiffenbach, of Statewide Wildlife Rescue.

WHY:  The forum aims to help the public understand definitions of animal cruelty, the prevalence of animal abuse and what people can do to help fight animal cruelty.

WHEN:  Wednesday, April 29 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

WHERE:  Main branch of the New Haven Public Library
133 Elm Street, New Haven, CT 06510

About Purr Project, Inc.
The Purr Project, Inc. is a non-profit feline rescue organization whose mission is twofold: Late in 2008, The Purr Project established The Beebe Institute for Anti Cruelty research, which focuses on anti-cruelty programs in the community. It is the Beebe Institute that hosts the annual Anti Cruelty Town Hall. Our primary mission is to rehabilitate cats that would otherwise be euthanized because of abuse, abandonment and/or injury, and place them in safe homes.  Connecticut’s premiere emergency animal facility - New Haven Central Hospital for Veterinary Medicine – is home to the Purr Project, which allows us to enjoy certain advantages in our objective. Cats in our program are able to get 24-hour attention from a professional, experienced staff. The Purr Project is a separate organization from the hospital therefore we operate with our own volunteers and supplies. For more information about us or to donate, please visit