ASPCA Unveils New Animal Transport Trailer for Large-Scale Animal Rescue in Times Square

Jun 04, 2010, 17:17 ET from ASPCA

NEW YORK, June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today unveiled its first-ever Animal Transport Trailer, a custom-built, 60-foot-long vehicle designed to save the lives of animals that fall victim to natural disasters or animal cruelty and neglect.  The animal transport trailer—made possible with funds generously donated by the Silberstein Foundation of New York and the Grousbeck Family Foundation of California—was designed to increase the capability of the ASPCA Field Investigation and Response team to rescue animals from life-threatening situations and to further the organization's mission of responding quickly to large-scale emergencies throughout the country.

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The vehicle was unveiled during a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the heart of New York City's Times Square with Ed Sayres, ASPCA President & CEO; Tim Rickey, ASPCA Senior Director of Field Investigation and Response; and Bruce and Carolyn Silberstein, who generously funded the transport unit through the Silberstein Foundation of New York.

About the ASPCA®

Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is the first humane organization established in the Americas and serves as the nation's leading voice for animal welfare. One million supporters strong, the ASPCA's mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501 [c] [3] not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. The ASPCA, which is headquartered in New York City, offers a wide range of programs, including a mobile clinic outreach initiative, its own humane law enforcement team, and a groundbreaking veterinary forensics team and mobile animal CSI unit. For more information, please visit