Applaud Shelter for Saving Puppies from Gas Chambers

Target: SPCA of Westchester Executive Director Shannon Laukhuf

Goal: Thank the SPCA of Westchester for saving 70 puppies from being euthanized in gas chambers.

In Mississippi, 70 puppies were recently scheduled to die in gas chambers due to an overcrowded shelter. A stroke of luck provided each puppy with a second chance at life when the SPCA of Westchester in New York decided to adopt the animals into their shelter. As the puppies traveled north, news channels reported their story and drew attention to the issue, contributing to their successful adoption. Thank this shelter and its Executive Director, Shannon Laukhuf, for their benevolence.

A short while after their arrival, an adoption rally was held for the puppies and hundreds of hopefuls lined up before the facility opened for their chance to find a new family member. The shelter was proud to report that every puppy was adopted. This story illustrates the power local shelters have to make a huge positive impact on others, even if expenses are high and the odds of success may be low. In this case, many innocent lives were saved and many families were blessed because the people of the SPCA took it upon themselves to provide for these animals even though, apart from wagging tails, there was no guarantee they would get so many happy endings.

Sign this letter to thank the shelter for its kindness, and encourage it to continue to provide for animals in need. The SPCA of Westchester is a role model for other shelters, and it shows the importance of valuing life over convenience.


Dear SPCA of Westchester and Executive Director Shannon Laukhuf,

I would like to thank you sincerely for your kindness towards the 70 innocent puppies that you recently rescued from a Mississippi shelter. These puppies were scheduled to be euthanized in gas chambers, but despite the costs and possible inconvenience of taking them in, you choose to save every single innocent life. Your decision to care for these animals shows that adoption is always a viable option, and one that many kill shelters simply choose not to recognize. You not only gave these animals a second chance at life, but you also provided 70 families with a new puppy to love and care for.

Your organization is a model for other shelter directors who too often choose convenience and money over the importance of life. Thank you so much for saving these animals. It changes lives and it makes a difference in this world.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. Peggy Lovick says:

    Gas chambers and the terrifying sounds, screams, yelping and totaly fear and inhumanity must be chut down throughout the country and the world. IT IS WRONG EVIL _ would give any good person with a heart nightmares!

  2. Con toda seguridad:que los Poderes Públicos no se tomarán en serio el sufrimiento animal, hasta que no nos tiremos a la calle implantando la fuerza.Sólo por la fuerza se consigue que alguien escuche…

  3. Cuando la justicia no funciona, hay que hacer un pensamiento…

  4. Cuando interesa al Gobierno, Implata una Ley en la calle de un día para otro. Cuando la calle pide una Ley,la justicia desaparece.

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