The ASPCA Gives 100,000 Animals Better Chance of Adoption Through National Relocation Program
Today the ASPCA's (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) national Animal Relocation Program marked a significant achievement by transporting its 100,000th animal. The ASPCA currently relocates more homeless animals than any other organization by working with overcrowded shelters in under-resourced areas of the country, most often in the South, to relocate their animals to other shelters, most often in the North, where those animals have greater chances of being adopted.
The milestone animal, Apple, a three-month-old, female Dachshund mix, was welcomed with fanfare to the ASPCA Adoption Center on New York City's Upper East Side. Apple's journey began at the Oktibbeha County Humane Society (OCHS) in Starkville, Miss., where she boarded the Nancy Silverman Rescue Ride, the ASPCA's East Coast relocation route, on Wednesday, April 3. She then traveled along with 15 other dogs to Augusta Regional SPCA in Staunton, Va. for a night of rest and arrived in New York City today where she will soon be available for adoption.
"Using relocation to help communities drastically reduce unnecessary euthanasia provides immediate relief to overcrowded shelters while creating adoption opportunities for those with great demand," said Matt Bershadker, President and CEO, ASPCA...