By Nan Talleno
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – This Valentine’s Day, show your love with a gift of love and compassion by helping animals in need in a friend or a loved one’s name.
The ASPCA is offering a special opportunity to choose your favorite symbolic gift and dedicate it to someone special in your life and making a difference. This tax-deductible gift comes with a free ASPCA greeting card to show your act of kindness has been done in their honor, an educational sheet and a Certificate of Appreciation.
Here are a few choices:
1) Supplies to keep a shelter dog comfortable. This gift represents the toys, treats, soft beds and loving care that a needy dog at the Adoption Center receives while he/she awaits a forever family and home.
2) Therapy cat training. This is special training for cats to offer comfort in nursing homes or hospitals. This gift will help with supplies and certification.
3) Care for a rescued horse. This is the perfect gift for your favorite horse lover. This gift represents food and other supplies that ease the suffering of a horse who was once a victim of cruelty or neglect.