Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA)

The SPCA is a worldwide organization created to prevent cruelty to animals. There are branches of the organization in many countries, including Kenya, Singapore, Ireland, and New Zealand.

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Who was the founder of the SPCA?

The ASPCA, an animal rights group, was founded in New York in April, 1866 by Henry Bergh (1811-1888). In 1874, he also contributed to the founding of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (MSPCC).

The SPCA's in various cities and locales are not affiliated with the ASPCA, although they share some of the same goals. However, local agencies tend to be more involved in animal control. The group called SPCA International is also a separate legal entity.

The same applies to local Humane Societies: state and local HS's have no affiliation with the Humane Society of the US.

What is the history of the RSPCA?

The RSPCA was formed by a group of twenty two reformers led by Richard Martin MP, William Wilberforce MP and Reverend Arthur Broome in a London coffee shop.

When it was first formed it was called The Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals which was the first animal welfare charity to be formed in the world. It was then granted its Royal status by Queen Victoria in 1840 which then meant that it was called the Royal Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals (The RSPCA) as it is still called to this day.

"At a meeting of the Society instituted for the purpose of preventing cruelty to animals, on the 16th day of June 1824, at Old Slaughter's Coffee House, St. Martin's Lane: T F Buxton Esqr, MP, in the Chair,

It was resolved:

That a committee be appointed to superintend the Publication of Tracts, Sermons, and similar modes of influencing public opinion, to consist of the following Gentlemen:

Sir Jas. Mackintosh MP, A Warre Esqr. MP, Wm. Wilberforce Esqr. MP, Basil Montagu Esqr., Revd. A Broome, Revd. G Bonner, Revd G A Hatch, A E Kendal Esqr., Lewis Gompertz Esqr., Wm. Mudford Esqr., Dr. Henderson.

Resolved also:

That a Committee be appointed to adopt measures for Inspecting the Markets and Streets of the Metropolis, the Slaughter Houses, the conduct of Coachmen, etc.- etc, consisting of the following Gentlemen:

T F Buxton Esqr. MP, Richard Martin Esqr., MP, Sir James Graham, L B Allen Esqr., C C Wilson Esqr., Jno. Brogden Esqr., Alderman Brydges, A E Kendal Esqr., E Lodge Esqr., J Martin Esqr. T G Meymott Esqr.

A. Broome,

Honorary Secretary

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What is the ASPCA and what does it do?

The ASPCA, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, is an organization that rescue animals from cruely cases and stray animals. They promote responsible pet ownership and try to get more people to adopt pets instead of from pet stores where they most likely come from puppy mills. They are funded by donations. Links are provided below -

Here is a description of the organization as given on its website: "The ASPCA was the first humane organization in the Western Hemisphere. Our mission, as stated by our founder, Henry Bergh, in 1866, is 'to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.'"

What do RSPCA fight for?

To prevent animals from suffering. See related links for more information.

Who created rspca?

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) was founded in 1824. It developed out of the first anti-cruelty bill, which was introduced by Richard Martin MP, who would later earn the nickname of 'Humanity Dick', leader of a group of twenty-two reformers. Also leading the group were William Wilberforce MP, who was already famous for his efforts to abolish slavery in the British Empire, and the Reverend Arthur Broome. The Act was passed in Parliament on 22 July 1822 and was against cruelty to farm animals, particularly cattle. The group assembled at the "Old Slaughters" Coffee House in London to create a society with the will and authority to enforce the new law. The SPCA, the first animal welfare society in any country was thus founded on 16 June 1824, and was subsequently granted its royal status by Queen Victoria in 1840.
Queen Victoria is credited with founding or at least giving the society Royal sponsorship. It is not quite clear if they are actually a Government agency like the Royal Mail or the Armed Forces. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals- ASPCA, was founded in l866 by one Henry Bergh. By the way by this time there were Animal welfare societies in Britain, then the US, and somewhat oddly- Czarist Russia! at one time Mr. Bergh was ambassador to Russia.

What is the ASPCA?

The ASPCA, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, is an organization that has a mission making the world a better place for animals. It is particularly involved concerning animals that are pets or are wild animals being held in captivity.

Here is a description of the organization as given on its website: "The ASPCA was the first humane organization in the Western Hemisphere. Our mission, as stated by our founder, Henry Bergh, in 1866, is 'to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.'"

What they do is if someone sees another person abusing their pet they will call them. Then they will come, take the pet away and sue the owner. If you know someone who does this call the ASPCA and tell them what the persons name is, what kind of animal it is, where the abuse is happening, and your name. Please call if you do see an animal being abused it could save the life of a poor defenseless animal. it needs your help

Does the ASPCA hirer14 year olds?

I don't think so, but I believe they are allowed to volunteer.

Jess: Yes i know the RSPCA for the A.C.T (in Australia) let people volunteer, not sure about other Country's tho. Foster care is an amazing experience (but it may be hard maintenance) Kids are allowed to volunteer with their parents but 14 year olds are allowed to volunteer.

Can 11 year olds work at the SPCA?

Doubtful. Most states prohibit minors from working until they are 14, with some exceptions for those that are 12 or older. And the liability issues for working with animals is likely to make it at least 16 before you can work there. You would have to contact your local office to find out what their age requirements are.

Who funds the SPCA?

We, the people along with nonprofit organizations and animal rights activists fund the SPCA because I don't believe there are any laws in place for the SPCA to receive funding from the federal government neither state nor local.

What is the Catholic Church's view of the RSPCA?

Roman Catholic AnswerThe Church deals in revelation, She is the Mystical Body of Christ and is here to bring God to people and people to God. I don't think that RSPCA was included in the deposit of faith. That said, the Church requires people to exercise reasonable care of their environment, which would include their pets. However this should never be done to the exclusion of the people around us, who deserve our first consideration.

When was the ASPCA founded?

Henry Bergh chartered the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on April 10th, 1866.

What does the SPCA do for animals?

Some of the goals of SPCA organizations are to protect animals against negligence, abuse, and exploitation, and by providing food and shelter and arranging adoptions, representing animal interests to ensure their well-being while working with law enforcement agencies, and to develop public awareness and compassion for all living creatures, whether pets, farm animals, or wild creatures.

The SPCA takes in stray or abused animals into there shelter and take care of them feeds them and loves them. Then they help the animals find loving homes

SPCA's are ment for animals that are currently getting abused, for them to help them until they are hopefully claimed. They have the SPCA for the purpose that they spend most attention with the hurt, or needed animals. If no one claims them in a certain amount of time, sadly they will put them down.

If people find homeless pets or can't take care of their pets anymore they take them to the SPCA. There the SPCA will get them back to health (if they're sick or hurt) and then put them up for adoption. They are a great place to get a pet from. If you are looking for a new pet I strongly suggest you get it from them.

What is the history of the ASPCA?

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was the first humane society to be established in North America. It was founded by Henry Bergh in 1866 on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment at the hands of humans, and must be protected under the law.

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Where does SPCA get its funding?

donations. the aspca does not receive money from the government, and is a non-profit organization, therefore it only receives momey from donations of outside sources, mostly individual and through fund raisers.

You are missing apples with oranges here. The ASPCA and local SPCA facilities are NOT governed by the same agency so you cannot compare the two, they are completely separated in all ways except that the ASPCA does provide grants to the local SPCA facilities across the country. Check your facts. :)

What is a wildlife assistant's job in the RSPCA?

well they look after the wildlife and put out food and water for the birds andthat's really all they have to do for the wildlife side of it

What is the rspca's background?

The organization was founded under its present, Royal, title in l840. Hence Queen Victoria can be considered the founder or at least sponsor. This was one of the earlier acts of her lengthy reign. There was an earlier animal-welfare association dating to 824 but it did not get the Royal stamp of approval until l840.

How many people help the ASPCA?

The answer varies on your local ASPCA. I can tell you this though, ASPCA's and local animal shelters are always looking for volunteers. Before you volunteer, go to your doctor or allergist to make sure you aren't allergic to any animal you may encounter while volunteering. If you are allergic to something, donate to their fund and try volunteering somewhere else.

What is the name of the song in the SPCA commercial shown on CNN?

== == == == == == I believe the artist is Sarah McLachlan and the song is "Angel" from the movie "City of Angels"

The song is indeed, Angel, from the "Surfacing" album.

Sometimes you'll also see it called "In the Arms of the Angel" or "In the Arms of An Angel." That may be helpful if you're looking to download the lyrics. Either way, it is an absolutely BEAUTIFUL song.

How do you become an ASPCA officer?

in truth, you have to study the course to be an ASPCA Officer Get the degree