ASPCA Spring 2011 : IFC

Board of Directors Officers of the Board Marsha R. Perelman, Chair; J. Elizabeth Bradham, Vice-Chair; Thomas M. Belden, Treasurer; Cathy Wallach, Secretary Members of the Board Cindy Adams, Thomas M. Belden, Alexandra G. Bishop, Arriana Boardman, J. Elizabeth Bradham, Jonathan D. Farkas, Fredrik G. Gradin, Dodie Gumaer, Linda Lloyd Lambert, Randy Levine, Franklin Maisano, Tracy Maitland, Gurdon H. Metz, James L. Nederlander, Marsha R. Perelman, Jeff Pfeifle, Helen S.C. Pilkington, Martin Puris, Sally Spooner, Frederick Tanne, Cathy Wallach, Bryan Wiener, Mary Jo White, Tim Wray President’s Note Spring is the season of renewal, a time for new beginnings and fresh starts. For thousands of animals neglected or abused by hoarders, these hopeful months could mean relief from lives of senseless misery, thanks to your support. With an estimated 200,000 animals affected each year, hoarding is rapidly becoming one of our most urgent issues, and the ASPCA is taking several major steps to address it. In 2010, the ASPCA formed the Cruelty Intervention Advocacy (CIA) program to collaborate with social workers and various New York City agencies to help hoarders and their animals get the multi-faceted support they need. At the same time, members of the ASPCA Field Investigations and Response Team are on call around the clock to help local law enforcement and animal welfare agencies with hoarding rescues nationwide. In March 2011, we assisted the Montgomery County SPCA in Fulton County, New York, with a hoarding intervention to rescue 100 dogs living in vastly unsanitary conditions. Spring also means a new look for ASPCA Action . In this issue, the magazine is debuting a brand-new design, the better to highlight our work around the country and show how your support is making a real-life difference. Rest assured, we will continue to focus on the issues that matter most to you, our members. Our first priority is, and has always been, rescuing animals from lives of cruelty and desperation. Thank you for joining us on this essential, life-saving journey. Chairmen Emeriti Hoyle C. Jones, Steven M. Elkman, George W. Gowen, Thomas N. McCarter 3rd, Marvin Schiller, James F. Stebbins The ASPCA 424 East 92nd Street New York, NY 10128-6804 (212) 876-7700 www.aspca.org email: information@aspca.org Volume 7, Number 2 ASPCA Action is published four times a year by The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 424 East 92nd Street, New York, NY 10128-6804 Copyright © 2011 ASPCA. All rights reserved. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and ASPCA are registered trademarks. For permission to reprint material from ASPCA Action , please direct requests to: ASPCA Action , 424 East 92nd Street, New York, NY 10128-6804 email for ASPCA Action : ASPCAAction@ASPCA.org . Send subscription inquiries to: ASPCA Action , 424 East 92nd Street,New York, NY 10128-6804. This newsletter is not intended to provide advice on individual pet health or behavioral matters or to substitute for consultation with a veterinary doctor. Designed by The Newsletter Company | www.TheNewsletterCompany.com Copy by Sarah Luke, Luke Communications Group Cover by Aaron Goodman Now you can read ASPCA Action on your iPhone or iPad! Just visit the iTunes Store to download our free mobile app today. Edwin Sayres President & CEO

President's Note

Spring is the season of renewal, a time for new beginnings and fresh starts. For thousands of animals neglected or abused by hoarders, these hopeful months could mean relief from lives of senseless misery, thanks to your support. With an estimated 200,000 animals affected each year, hoarding is rapidly becoming one of our most urgent issues, and the ASPCA is taking several major steps to address it.<br /> <br /> In 2010, the ASPCA formed the Cruelty Intervention Advocacy (CIA) program to collaborate with social workers and various New York City agencies to help hoarders and their animals get the multi-faceted support they need. At the same time, members of the ASPCA Field Investigations and Response Team are on call around the clock to help local law enforcement and animal welfare agencies with hoarding rescues nationwide. In March 2011, we assisted the Montgomery County SPCA in Fulton County, New York, with a hoarding intervention to rescue 100 dogs living in vastly unsanitary conditions.<br /> <br /> Spring also means a new look for ASPCA Action. In this issue, the magazine is debuting a brand-new design, the better to highlight our work around the country and show how your support is making a real-life difference. Rest assured, we will continue to focus on the issues that matter most to you, our members. Our first priority is, and has always been, rescuing animals from lives of cruelty and desperation. Thank you for joining us on this essential, life-saving journey.<br /> <br /> Edwin Sayres <br /> President & CEO

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