Apugo Maureen nonprofit pitch

Topics: Cruelty to animals, Domestic violence, Pet Pages: 4 (796 words) Published: February 16, 2015
Apugo Maureen|
Speech 1311
9/30/2014

Informative Speech
Nonprofit Pitch: The ASPCA

I. Introduction

A. Attention Getter: Quote
I believe that animals are very similar to we humans, they feel and have emotions, thus they shouldn’t be mistreated or abused, rather be treated with love and respect. It was on this belief that the ASPCA was founded in 1866. The first anti-cruelty law was passed after their founding. “…..I have developed a deep respect for animals. I consider them fellow living creatures with certain rights that should not be violated any more than those of humans.” (Stewart)

B. Reason to Listen:
Have you ever been in a situation where you are helplessly maltreated by a person superior to you? How did it feel to be helpless? Did not being able to speak or defend yourself hurt? I bet it must have, now that’s how these animals feel, they hurt just like we do.

C. Thesis:
In the next few minutes, I would give you an insight to enable you understand the mission behind the ASPCA, set goals and how they’ve managed to achieve them. These goals include: fighting animal cruelty, providing them with health services and shelter. (TRANS: Let's begin by discussing the mission behind the ASPCA.)

II. Body

A. The mission of the ASPCA, stated by Henry Bergh (its founder) in 1866, is “to provide effective means for prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.” They have been able to accomplish this by creating an Anti-Cruelty group. This group runs and manages a number of programs that combat animal cruelty, one of which is the Cruelty Intervention Advocacy Program (CIA) that works in three main areas:

1. Animal Hoarding: The ASPCA describes animal hoarding as a complex public health and community issue. The CIA has responded to several hoarding cases, cared for and rehomed these animals.

2. Emergency Veterinary Care: a pet emergency can strike at any time and that’s why the ASPCA has ensured that medical...

Cited: "ASPCA Professional." Home. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Sept. 2014.
"Programs and Services." ASPCA. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Sept. 2014.
"Jimmy Stewart." - All Creatures Quotations Archive. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Sept. 2014.
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