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147TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE ASPCA
(Extensions of Remarks - April 26, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E561-E562]
             147TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE ASPCA

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                        HON. CAROLYN B. MALONEY

                              of new york

                    in the house of representatives

                         Friday, April 26, 2013

  Mrs. CAROLYN B. MALONEY of New York. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to 
honor the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 
(ASPCA). The ASPCA, headquartered in my congressional district on the 
East side of Manhattan, was founded 147 years ago this month. The 
oldest animal welfare organization in the United States, the ASPCA is 
the leading voice for the prevention of cruelty to animals in New York 
City and nationwide.
  This past year, the ASPCA answered the call to help families and 
animals affected by Hurricane Sandy in my district and all across New 
York City. When families were displaced by the hurricane, the ASPCA set 
up a temporary boarding facility where pets remained safe and properly 
cared for while families worked to rebuild or find permanent housing. 
In the aftermath of the storm, the ASPCA was in Sandy-affected areas to 
rescue and reunite animals with their families, distribute critical 
supplies, and provide veterinary care for impacted animals. More than 
300 animals were rescued by ASPCA responders after Sandy, and through a 
pet supply distribution network and mobile wellness clinics, the ASPCA 
assisted tens of thousands of animals in storm-affected areas of New 
York City and Long Island.
  I am proud to congratulate the ASPCA and its over 2.5 million 
supporters nationwide on the organization's 147th anniversary. They 
continue to be the voice of those unable to speak for themselves.

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