By Nan Talleno

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Give a gift of compassion by honoring Mother’s Day with special purchases that also benefit animals in need. There are a variety of great gift ideas from animal rescue organizations that help save lives.

When you purchase an ASPCA Symbolic Gift, you honor the recipient while supporting their life-saving work for animals in need across the country.

You can choose from one of five categories including the care and shelter of rescued horses and the transport of animals that suffered cruelty or survived disaster. They’ll send Mom a card to let her know that your act of kindness has been done in her honor on her special day. Each gift comes with an ASPCA educational sheet and a personalized Certificate of Appreciation. For more information go to

On The Animal Rescue Site, every purchase directly funds food and care for rescued animals. You’ll find a wide variety of many delightful gifts to choose from including delicate bracelets, earrings, charms and heartfelt necklaces at

Give Mom a happy day and help a great cause!

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