All New Yorkers should be very proud of the record of the ASPCA because it was founded in 1866 in NYC by a New Yorker Henry Bergh. Today it continues to lead the world in plans to help animals in many, many ways.
One of ASPCA’s most important activities has been rescuing dogs from puppy mills and animal hoarders. Unfortunately even when rescued many of these animals up until now have had to be put down because they have too many psychological problems to make them okay as pets.
Now the ASPCA is setting up a special program to rehabilitate them using behavioural techniques see NYPost.
Starting with 3 malamutes, 5 dachshunds and a chihuahua the dogs will go through an eight week program and then be put into animal shelters to help them further.
Once the new program has been tested and refined, the new Center, The St Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center plans to treat between 150-200 dogs per year and also start helping cats and other animals.
Shout out to the marvellous ASPCA for all they do, much of it made possible by fantastic NYC volunteers among others. LIKE everyone who helps the ASPCA.