ASPCA Fundraiser and Pet Picture Contest


Iliana Benson

There are animals in need of help, and sometimes just one person cannot give it. It can be really sad. What the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) does is give that help. The ASPCA is a non-profit organization. They rescue animals from harmful situations and provide resources and care to the animals when needed. We are doing a contest to help them. How the contest works is explained below.

Please place your printed out pet photo, the form below, and the five-dollar entry fee (in either cash or check) and drop it off in the box outside Mr. Burgun-Tower’s room. Your donation will be 100% donated to the ASPCA. The Pet Picture Contest will be judged by three to five judges. The winner and runner-ups will get a spotlight in a follow-up article. Our goal is to raise at least 100$ for the ASPCA. The last day to submit is November 15th, and winners will be announced on November 30th.

How they help animals:
The ASPCA does several other things. If they receive a call about an animal being abused or in poor conditions, they will help that animal by placing them in a shelter (or an animal hospital if they are hurt). If there is a natural disaster, they may be there to help also. The ASPCA deploys large-scale operations, saving hundreds of animals at a time, several times a year. The ASPCA also is trying to improve laws for animals; “From fighting puppy mills and improving chicken welfare to providing expert forensics and testimony”(Quote from the ASPCA website) They had 473,364 animal advocates take action in 2020. Some of their key issues are ending horse slaughter and shutting down the puppy mill pipeline across the nation.

One story about an animal that has been helped is the story of Sky and Sunny, two Budgerigar parrots. They were adopted in January from the ASPCA by Kanon Yoda and now live in a good home. When asked how they felt about the ASPCA in an interview with the Insider, Kanon Yoda replied “I think that what they do is really cool and important to help save animals.”

How you can help too:
You can help by donating directly here, or by adopting an animal here. Another way you can help is by getting involved, becoming an advocate for animals, or finding more humane food. On the ASPCA website, it says: “We are a national leader in animal rescue, protection and placement, and your tax-deductible donation will help fight cruelty and make a life-changing difference for animals across America.”

In conclusion, these are all of the reasons, ways, and information about how to support the ASPCA. If we could raise even 25$ from the Pet Picture Contest, that would feed a rescued cat or dog for almost a month. Enter your Pet Picture before November 15th.