Cat Who Survived Abuse Joins Anti-Bullying Campaign

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The York County, Pennsylvania SPCA has is joining with the Susan P. Byrnes Health Education Center in a program to teach compassion and help stop bullying. Those involved in the program, including SPCA office cat and program mascot PBJ, will go around to county schools teaching compassion for fellow students  and animals.

PBJ came to the shelter in the spring showing signs of abuse; her ears had been partially cut off and her tail had been broken. PBJ has healed and now has a life where she is safe and loved, as an office cat at the SPCA. Executive director Melissa Smith said of PBJ, “I’m so sorry for what she went through, but it brought her here, and I think she has a higher calling and we’re so glad she’s here. PBJ is the sweetest thing,” Smith said. “She’s just an angel.”

The cat’s first assignments with the “True Colors: You Make a Difference” program, designed specifically for students in third, fourth and fifth grades, will be on Oct. 18 at Pleasant View and Mazie C. Gable elementary schools in the Red Lion Area School District.

Here’s a profile on PBJ and her new role.

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