Target: Ehren Melius, ASPCA Shelter Director
Goal: Applaud ASPCA for assisting in finding homes for over 500 rescued animals.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) assisted a North Carolina sheriff’s department in rescuing over 600 animals from a “no-kill animal shelter” that was supposed to act as a safe haven for rescued animals. Found in the shelter were filthy, cramped cages that housed hundreds of animals. They were found to have many injuries or symptoms of neglect, including undernourishment, kidney failure, respiratory disease, and open wounds.
After counting the amount of animals that were found, this rescue became the largest companion animal cruelty case in the history of the ASPCA. The team was quick to send animals to temporary shelters so that they could receive emergency medical evaluations and treatment. After requesting legal ownership of all of the animals that were rescued that day, the ASPCA held a three-day adoption event in which people could come and adopt the pets with free microchips, vaccinations, spay or neuter procedures, and adoption fees. This act of kindness resulted in the adoption of 524 neglected animals to loving families in just two days.
Please sign this petition to praise the efforts of the ASPCA to save these animals from misery and secure a bright future for them with loving families.
Dear Mr. Melius,
I am writing this letter to you and the rest of the ASPCA team that assisted in saving animals from a wretched “shelter” that was instead more like a prison. Your team effectively went in and sent these animals for medical assessments, sought legal ownership of them, and held a tasteful adoption event in which families were found for over 500 of them.
By easing the adoption process and speeding it up, your team was able to adopt out 524 animals in just two days. This demonstrates the ASPCA’s commitment to the welfare of all animals, not just the ones in your immediate care. I believe that this act of dedication and empathy will serve as the standard for animal treatment both in the regions in which it operates, but also nationally. I wish to deeply thank you and your team for successfully rescuing over 600 animals, treating them, and adopting them out in a timely manner so that they can spend their time with caring, loving families.
[Your Name Here]
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