In honor of the ASPCA’s Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month,
we have been hosting extra adoptions in all three of our Muttropolis
stores. For those who don’t know, the ASPCA
is the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the first
humane society to be established in North America. Each year during the month
of April, they reintroduce an awareness campaign, urging supporters to “Go Orange for Animals.” Orange was chosen for the
campaign because it is a very vibrant, energetic color, used to motivate
supporters to join the campaign to improve the lives of animals across the
country. A wide variety of involvement
options are posted on the ASPCA website.
We know that awareness is
key to the success of this campaign, so please join us in educating current and
potential supporters about the abundance of physical, behavioral and environmental
signs of animal cruelty. Some common
signs and symptoms of animal cruelty include tick or flea infestations, wounds
on the body, patches of missing hair, extremely thin and starving animals,
limping, physical abuse, pets who are repeatedly left alone without food or
water, animals who are kept in extreme weather conditions, and animals who
cower in fear or act aggressively when approached.
In an effort to make it
easier to get involved, the ASPCA has compiled the following top 10 ways that
you can crack down on animal cruelty:
1) Know who to call to report animal
2) Get to know and look for the animals
in your neighborhood.
3) Make the call.
4) Provide as much information as
possible when reporting animal cruelty.
5) Contact your local law enforcement
department and let them know that investigating animal cruelty should be a
6) Fight for the passage of strong
anti-cruelty laws on federal, state and local levels by joining the ASPCA
7) Set a good example for others. If
you have pets, be sure to always show them the love and good care they deserve.
8) Talk to your kids about how to treat
animals with kindness and respect.
9) Support your local shelter or animal
10) Start a Neighborhood Watch Program.
To show our dedication and
support for this cause, we’ve hosted 1 to 2 pet adoption events every weekend in
April and will continue to do so through the end of the month. Listed below are the next three adoptions events, one in each
the Care of Indigent Animals – Saturday, April 20th from 10:30am-2pm in Solana Beach
– Saturday, April 20th from 12pm-3pm in Newport Beach
SNAP (Spay Neuter
Action Project) Adoption – Saturday, April 27th from 11am-2pm in La Jolla
For further details, please visit the Events
page on Muttropolis.com, or find us on Facebook.