New Nonprofit Animal Organization Launches

The American Pet Cross will help needy cats and supplement animal-related organizations.

Posted: January 29 2008 2 a.m. EDT

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A new, nonprofit organization formed to provide aid to animals and their owners during times of disaster, disease, abuse and abandonment officially launched last weekend in Charlotte, N.C.

The American Pet Cross (APC) aims to supplement and increase efforts already in place with organizations such as the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

“We believe APC can help these organizations dedicated to providing support for animals and their owners,” said Dan Taylor, founder of the organization. “To hear of the differing diseases, abuse and other hardships encountered by these animals is heartbreaking. As a multiple pet owner myself, I am very passionate about my love of animals and look forward to introducing the launch of APC’s efforts to help them.”

APC is coordinating a Senior Pets program in an effort to promote adoptions of older pets and is attempting to develop “rescue camps” to house homeless animals. In addition, APC is attempting to establish a “Registered Pet Offender” list to name those who have been convicted of animal abuse. The APC has plans to expand and open chapters of the organization in various cities.

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debbie    frederica, DE

2/23/2009 4:09:00 AM

what a great idea. its nice to see that pets are being treated as serious members of a family

A.J.    Oshkosh, WI

1/29/2008 4:02:16 PM

Wonderful idea! Is there a website for us to make donations to the cause?

Jana    Monroe, NC

1/29/2008 10:52:29 AM

Wow! That's great news! I live near Charlotte and didn't even hear about this. Maybe I can help out.

Cathy    Hubbard, OH

1/29/2008 5:05:24 AM

Sounds wonderful! I hope it is as Wonderful as it sounds and the money is used to benefit needy animals.

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