(CELEBRITIES/ANIMAL ACTIVISM) Join the ASPCA in celebrating its 150th anniversary by pledging to help animals in need.

In honor of 150 years of service to animals, the ASPCA is launching 150 Days of Rescue, a national campaign designed to protect homeless and abused animals.

Join the ASPCA in their fight against animal cruelty! Photo credit: ASPCA
Join the ASPCA in the fight against animal cruelty today! Photo credit: ASPCA

The 150-day campaign, which launched on April 10th, the ASPCA’s birthday, and will continue through September 7th.

During this time, the ASPCA hopes animal lovers will devote at least 15 minutes of their time to helping animals in desperate need of care.

To participate in the campaign, individuals can visit the ASPCA’s website and log their acts of animal kindness. These deeds can range anywhere from volunteering at local shelters, fostering or adopting homeless animals, or even advocating for stronger animal welfare laws.

When it comes to fighting against animal cruelty, there is no deed too small!

Jennifer Coolidge helps celebrate the ASPCA's 150th anniversary. Photo credit: ASPCA
Actress Jennifer Coolidge from movies like Best in Show, American Pie, and Legally Blonde, is also joining in on celebrating the ASPCA’s 150th anniversary. Photo credit: ASPCA

The ASPCA hopes to see 150,000 actions for animals in just 150 days.

Participating individuals will also be given the chance to enter their favorite shelters or rescue groups into a grant contest. At the end of the 150-day campaign, one of these organizations will receive $150,000 from the ASPCA.

To show support for the ASPCA’s 150th anniversary, celebrities like Jason Schwartzman, George Lopez, Julie Bowen, Krysten Ritter, 50 Cent, Jennifer Coolidge, Kesha, Martha Stewart, Edie Falco, and Nathan Lane have all joined together to encourage the public’s participation—some even created a memorable video in honor of animal welfare.

Thousands of animals have become victims of abuse and neglect, but with each pledge, you can help fight against such horrific treatment. Log your act of compassion and inspire others to do the same.

TAKE ACTION: Click here to support the ASPCA in the fight against animal cruelty.

— Rebecca Hartt, exclusive to Global Animal