(PRWEB) March 25, 2014
Fresh Patch—maker of the real-grass, disposable dog toilet—will join with other dog-friendly companies in celebrating the “Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month” in April. The month of April also marks the anniversary of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), which was founded on April 10, 1866.
“Through the efforts of the ASPCA and other concerned groups, the treatment of animals has improved greatly over the years,” says the Fresh Patch Company. “However, cruelty still exists today in many forms. The press is constantly reporting the cruel practices of people who promote dog-fighting and puppy mills, as well as other examples of the inhumane treatment of animals, often by individual dog owners. The work of animal advocacy and rescue organizations is still urgent, and there is a growing need to promote the adoption and spaying of shelter animals.”
The story of the ASPCA’s founder, Henry Bergh, is inspiring to all people who care about dogs, says the Fresh Patch company. A man of wealth and privilege who once served in a diplomatic post in Russia, Bergh became a pioneer for the protection of animals. He saw the prevention of animal cruelty as an issue that united people across all walks of life. Bergh is quoted as saying, “This is a matter purely of conscience; it has no perplexing side issues. It is a moral question in all its aspects.” The ASPCA website tells the remarkable story of how Bergh laid the foundation for national legislation and advocacy efforts to combat animal cruelty.
The Fresh Patch Company says that it will be celebrating the “Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month” with the color orange, as urged by the ASPCA. The ASPCA’s “Go Orange for Animals” campaign is intended to raise awareness to the organization’s cause. Throughout April, the color orange, which is the color of ASPCA wristbands, will be featured at local advocacy and fund-raising events--as a sign of solidarity against animal cruelty.