April 10th celebrates the founding of the ASPCA® by philanthropist and diplomat, Henry Bergh. Using the model of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals which he observed during a diplomatic trip to England, he incorporated the American Society for The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals or ASPCA by a special act of the New York State legislature in 1866. The mission of the ASPCA, as stated by Henry Bergh, is “to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.” Not only was the ASPCA the first humane society formed in North America, today, but today, it is one of the largest humane societies in the world. For more information about the ASPCA, visit their website .
Sophia’s® is a proud supporter of the ASPCA’s mission having designed several 18″ doll outfits and 18 inch doll accessories bearing their logo. DRAPS-PS and DRAAS-DS are two 18″ doll outfits in our current ASPCA collection that fit American Girl dolls.
For those who fancy canines, DRAAS-DS may be your choice! This 2 piece skirt set for 18 inch dolls is great for the warmer months when you and your 18″doll are out walking your puppy in the park. The dark denim shirt is traditionally fashioned with contrast gold stitching, a hook and loop faux fly, belt loops and side pockets…big enough to hold a few doggy treats! Pair this 18″ doll skirt with the turquoise short sleeve tee shirt with the ASPCA logo and our plush puppy graphic, and your doll can proudly display her support to this amazing organization. We are including a FREE pair of coordinating slip on style sneakers, SVS-TL, with the purchase. These look like traditional Vans® with a thicker white sole and elastic side gore inserts. Metallic turquoise fabric makes these 18 inch doll shoes really pop!
DRAPS-PS will certainly appeal to those cat lovers as this 2 piece skirt set for 18″ dolls features not only the ASPCA logo but our adorable plush kitty graphic right on the front of the pink short sleeve tee shirt. A bright pink bow and collar on the kitty graphic matches the color of the interlock skirt. Details of the skirt for 18″ dolls are a drop waist style and a flouncy ruffle hemline. We are including a FREE pair of 18″ espadrilles that look great with this skirt set. STEF-HP are traditional looking espadrilles to fit 18 inch dolls, done in a pink floral fabric. An elastic insert will insure a good fit on a variety of 18 inch dolls.
So whether you love cats or dogs, horses or bunnies, the ASPCA is there to ensure the rights and safety of these animals and we are proud to support their mission.