Our support of charities that are meaningful to our Rocketeers continues for the month of February! The ASPCA has won our first drawing of the month and was entered by Rocketeer, Chris Koeberle. “I have shared my household with animals my entire life, and their trust and love has sustained me through many difficult times,” said Koeberle.
The ASPCA is an organization that means so much to so many people and certainly to so many animals! Their mission since 1866 has been, “to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States,” according to founder Henry Bergh.
Headquartered in New York, the ASPCA has a strong local presence throughout the country and currently has over 1 million supporters. It’s the first humane organization to be given the authority to investigate and arrest anyone who commits a crime against an animal.
Koeberle has “long felt that animal welfare is a universal obligation of humanity,” and is “pleased to have the opportunity and inspiration to help an organization that shares that goal.”