The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals also known as ASPCA was founded in 1866 by Henry Bergh who believed it was important to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. Still going strong, ASPCA is the nation’s premier humane organization, providing local and national services. ASPCA works to rescue animals from abuse, pass humane laws and share resources with shelters nationwide.
Coutesy of Angelina Pivarnick
Angelina Pivarnick is excited to be sharing her love for animals with America.
Angelina Pivarnick is an American TV personality who was cast as one of the original eight members of the MTV reality series Jersey Shore. She appeared in both season one and two. In 2010, Pivarnick released her single “I’m Hot” and more recently appeared in Excused, a reality dating show and a music video for Dacav5’s song “Dirty Style.”
Interview Conducted Via Email By: Giacinta Pace
Introduction By: Meg Zrini
Q: How did you involved with your charity and what is your role?
Angelina: This year, I really wanted to become involved with a charity and a cause that I am truly passionate about. As many of you know, I have a dog, Peanut who is my love. She really got me thinking about what I could do to help- and animal rights are definitely something I want the world to care about! I reached out to the ASPCA in my area, and we came up with an outreach plan in which I would volunteer at their local events and happenings in order to raise money for the organization, and ultimately, the animals. I will also continue to promote the ASPCA online store where anyone can purchase items for the cause. Proceeds go to the ASPCA.
Q: What is the most important thing people should know about this organization?
Angelina: This year, the ASPCA has donated $5 Million to several animal rights organizations throughout the country. Highlights of the $5 million granted include:
· More than $1.5 million to support approximately 120 spay/neuter programs;
· More than $400,000 toward disaster and emergency response and rescue/seizures of animals from cruelty cases;
· Nearly $700,000 to fund adoption events and relocation programs for the transfer of animals from areas of low demand to areas of higher demand; and
· $88,000 to equine groups for emergency hay and feed, as well as cruelty seizures.
Q: What projects are you currently working on?
Angelina: I am working on getting the word out about the different ways that everyone can contribute to the ASPCA, and help the animals live a happy and healthy life. I will also be volunteering at a few upcoming events in the Tri-State area to raise awareness and funding for the organization.
Q: Is there anything else you would like to add?
Angelina: I am so excited to be a part of such a great organization! This means so much to me, and I can’t wait to help change the lives of our loving animals!