Posted: Apr 2, 2010 9:32 AM by Elaine Sheridan
Updated: Apr 2, 2010 9:32 AM
Landmarks around the country including one right here in Colorado Springs will be lighting up in orange to commemorate "Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month."
Starting Friday night America the Beautiful Park is joining the ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) in the nationwide celebration of animals.
"We're deeply honored by the support of landmarks and sponsors that have decided to ‘go orange' this year," said ASPCA President and CEO Ed Sayres. "Prevention of Cruelty to Animals month is a time of reflection for both the ASPCA and the nation. This month reminds us of the successes we've had preventing animal cruelty and helping homeless pets find safe and loving homes."
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month is held appropriately each year in April to honor the anniversary of the ASPCA's founding in 1866.