We are the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Stuffed Animals. We are a determined bunch, though not militantly so. We fight for the rights of critters everywhere to be themselves, to be happy, to be loved.

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Oh, and hug your critter today!

  1. LIsanne says:

    Dear SPCSA,

    I am so glad I found you. My husband and I have come to an impasse. We are surrounded by stuffed animals which we rescued from unpleasant circumstance. Most of them have been thoroughly loved by our six children. The truth is, many of them are simply on their last leg, or ear, or eye, or nose, as the case may be. I have lovingly stitched and patched them, but there is only so much a girl can do. I think when it comes right down to it, they are tired. I can almost see it in their tattered visages, “Just let us go, woman!” Or in the case of Mr. Berry – “MMmt mme erm mmemrm, merm” (He lost his mouth last week).

    My question to your venerable organization is this: How do we respectfully, with due grace, and in a fullly stuffane manner, “let go”?

    Thank you.

    • sidneyprez says:

      Dear L.,

      It’s definitely a tough proposition and there is no easy answer, but I do have a suggestion: I can tell you that if you look them right in the eye and ask them unequivocally what they would like to do you will get your answer.

      If I were a betting dog I would guess that they will just ask for a small space somewhere – a table, maybe, or a shelf – where they can live out their days just watching the goings-on below. Failing that, try to find a child who needs the kind of love that only a critter can provide. Or, if neither of those are possible, well, we critters understand life spans as much as anyone else, and as long as our demise is handled with dignity, and with a ceremony of some kind, we’re happy enough to move on to the happy holiday resort in the sky where our critter future is fully assured.

      Thank you for your question, and for giving so much love to your critter friends for so long.


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