Celebrate 150 Days of Rescue as Part of ASPCA's 150th Anniversary

The ASPCA today announced the start of a months-long celebration of its 150th anniversary this April with 150 Days of Rescue – a national campaign honoring the ASPCA’s 150 years of animal rescue by inspiring public action to help save and protect dogs, cats, horses and farm animals from cruelty. In the 150-day campaign, which begins on the ASPCA’s April 10 birthday, the ASPCA will encourage animal lovers to visit and pledge at least 15 minutes of their time to helping animals in need, toward an ultimate goal of 150,000 acts of compassion through September 7, 2016. Possible actions include volunteering at a local shelter, fostering and/or adopting homeless animals, and advocating for stronger animal welfare laws. Those who log their actions on the campaign website will be encouraged to enter their favorite shelters or rescue groups in a grant contest in which one of these organizations will receive a $150,000 grant from the ASPCA..

As part of the celebration, notable stars from movies, television and music have come together in a video to encourage public participation in “150 Days of Rescue," including Jason Schwartzman, George Lopez, Julie Bowen, Krysten Ritter, 50 Cent, Jennifer Coolidge, Kesha, Martha Stewart, Edie Falco, Nathan Lane, and others.