animal protection might have gotten a much later start. I'm surprised the ASPCA doesn't have a post up about his birthday today (especially since my ASCPA calendar -- which I covet -- is what clued me in) but they are probably inundated with rescue operations due to Hurricane Irene. They do, however, have this most excellent piece on him in their "About us" section.
Go here to vote for the ASPCA calendar cover for 2012. There are some adorable choices. Of course I am partial to the dogs.