December 6, 2009- Source: The New York Times
Sets out the life of the Chief Executive of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in New York City – Ed Sayres. The article follows his boyhood days with dogs, his education as attaining a master’s degree in psychology, his involvement with his father at the St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center in N.J., his directorship at PEtSmart Charities and the American Humane Assoc., his directorship in San Francisco at the SF Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (here he developed a no-kill shelter that has become a model for other shelters – “No adoptable dog or cat has been euthanized in SF in 15 years”, and his latest job in NY City. The American Society provides financing, training, and support nationally for the SPCAs and works with more than 140 animal rescue groups. In NY City shelters, the Society has reduced euthanasia. Now 70% of the animals left at the shelter are being kept alive. Keep up the good work – Ed!