HONORING THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS; Congressional Record Vol. 152, No. 42
(Senate - April 05, 2006)

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 HONORING THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS

  Mr. DURBIN. Mr. President, today I introduced this resolution, S. 
Res. 433, honoring the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty 
to Animals on the 140th Anniversary of their founding.
  The dedicated employees and volunteers of the ASPCA have provided 
shelter, medical care, and placement for abandoned and abused animals 
for more than a century.
  The ASPCA is the oldest animal welfare organization in North America. 
Henry Bergh began the organization in 1866 as a platform to prevent the 
cruel beating of carriage horses in New York City. Today, the ASPCA is 
a national organization that provides services to millions of people 
and their animals. The success of the organization has made the term 
ASPCA synonymous with ``animal rescue,'' ``animal shelter,'' ``animal 
adoptions'' and ``humane education.''
  For over 25 years, my home State of Illinois has hosted the ASPCA's 
Animal Poison Control Center. The Center is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 
days a year by numerous veterinarians and toxicologists who provide a 
unique and valuable service to pet owners and veterinarians. Each year, 
tens of thousands of animal lovers concerned about the health of their 
pets contact the Animal Poison Control Center seeking assistance on how 
to relieve their poisoned animals' pain and suffering. I am proud to 
have the Animal Poison Control Center located in the State of Illinois.
  I ask my colleagues in the Senate to join me in congratulating the 
staff, directors and volunteers of the ASPCA on a successful 140 years 
of service.
  The resolution (S. Res. 433) was agreed to.
  The preamble was agreed to.
  The resolution, with its preamble, reads as follows:

                              S. Res. 433

       Whereas April 10, 2006, marks the 140th anniversary of the 
     founding of The American Society for the Prevention of 
     Cruelty to Animals (referred to in this preamble as 
     ``ASPCA'');
       Whereas ASPCA has provided services to millions of citizens 
     of the United States and their animals since Henry Bergh 
     established the society in New York City in 1866;
       Whereas ASPCA was the first humane society established in 
     the western hemisphere;
       Whereas ASPCA teaches children the character-building 
     virtues of compassion, kindness, and respect for all of God's 
     creatures;
       Whereas the dedicated directors, staff, and volunteers of 
     ASPCA have provided shelter, medical care, behavioral 
     counseling, and placement for abandoned, abused, or homeless 
     animals in the United States for more than a century; and
       Whereas ASPCA, through its observance of April as 
     ``Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month'', its Animal Poison 
     Control Center, and its promotion of humane animal treatment 
     through programs dedicated to law enforcement, education, 
     shelter outreach, legislative affairs, counseling, veterinary 
     services, and behavioral training, has provided invaluable 
     services to the citizens of the United States and their 
     animals: Now, therefore, be it
       Resolved, That the Senate--
       (1) honors The American Society for the Prevention of 
     Cruelty to Animals for its 140 years of service to the 
     citizens of the United States and their animals; and
       (2) respectfully requests the Secretary of the Senate to 
     transmit a copy of this resolution to the president of The 
     American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

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