Joseph Birnie has more than three decades of experience as a business owner and executive leader, including nearly 25 years as president of FHA, Inc. When he is not leading FHA, Joseph Birnie supports several nonprofit organizations, including the ASPCA and local animal rescues.
The ASPCA works in various areas of animal health and welfare, including awareness initiatives regarding the issue of animal homelessness. The organization estimates that in the United States more than 7.5 million animals are brought to animal shelters every year — and 3 million of them are never released. With these numbers in mind, the ASPCA strongly recommends that families spay and neuter their dogs and cats. Not only do these procedures provide animals with a number of health and behavioral benefits, but they represent the single most effective tool in reducing the number of homeless animals across the country.
To learn more about combating animal homelessness in the United States, volunteer opportunities, or to contribute to animal rescue and advocacy efforts by the ASPCA, visit www.aspca.org.