The Upper Green Side Weekly Eco-Tip for October 9/10, 2010
(Available at the 92nd and 82nd St Greenmarkets, and archived online.)
ASPCA – Animal Assistance by Donation and Adoption
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, or ASPCA, was the first humane organization in the Western Hemisphere. Henry Bergh, its founder, stated its mission, still in use today: They strive “to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.”
To adopt a cat or a dog, please visit the ASPCA Adoption Center at 424 East 92nd Street, between 1st and York Avenues, on Monday to Saturday from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM or Sunday from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
If you don’t live in New York City, and want to adopt a pet nearer to your home, the ASPCA website has a shelter database that might be able to help you. Visit www.aspca.org and click on About Us.
Can’t adopt a pet, but want to help? The ASPCA is in need of thick towels and blankets for taking care of homeless animals. All bedding should be laundered and clean. They may be dropped off at the ASPCA Adoption Center at 92nd Street. You can also make a one-time or monthly donation on their website.