Thursday, April 26, 2012

Assignment #18 Being Charitable

The charity that I chose is ASPCA. This is a charity where they try to stop cruelty of animals and criminals that are treating bad. The charity was founded on 1866 by Henry Bergh on the belief that animals have to be treated correctly at the hands of humans and must be protected under the law. ASPCA is privately funded and has over 1 million supporters in the United States.

I chose this charity because I always see it on T.V. and at some points it really hits me. It makes you think of how these pets ended up on such bad hands and that why would a person even think of treating their own pets in such a way. I understand that sometimes you just can't take care of your pet anymore but that doesn't mean that you have to go dump them on the side of a freeway. You can easily put up an ad and try to give the pet away to someone who really wants one. Also you don't have to torture them or kill them just to get rid of them.

Another reason why I chose this charity is because of an experience that I had with a cat that I used to have. We couldn't have her in the house anymore so we gave it to one of my Moms friend because she really wanted a cat. We gave it to her because we knew that she would take really good care of it and she did until they had to move to a place where they don't allow pets. So she had to give it away and put it up on craigslist. Out of everyone that could of have gotten the cat, one of my worst friends got it and she didn't know who he was. The kid ended up losing the cat or doing something with her but it keeps me wondering where she is at. Maybe she is still alive out on the streets or maybe my idiot friend, that annoys me and I tell him off most of the times I see him, did something with her. What ever happened I feel bad for it and thats why I think this charity is important. So that they can take care of those pets that accidentally ended up on the wrong hands.

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