April is Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month. Sponsored by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), it is a time to focus on abused animals, animals forced to live in puppy mills, animals that are used for fighting, etc. This issue was brought home to this area again in a recent story covered by the Daily Press. Local animals are vulnerable to neglect and abuse, too. The ASPCA asks you to show your support for abused animals by wearing the color orange this month. Simply wearing an orange ribbon or displaying one on your vehicle antenna will make a statement that animal abuse will not be tolerated.