It’s not every day that three women in their 70s and 80s walk into an animal shelter and tell the executive director they’d like to see a dog that nobody wants.
But to Sisters Veronica Mendez, Virginia Johnson and Alice Goldsmith, nuns who live together in Nyack, N.Y., the request made perfect sense. Why not adopt an animal most in need?
That mindset led them to Remy, a 9-year-old pit bull that had been overlooked by shelter visitors for more than three months.
News Release | 04.09.14
News Release | 04.02.14
America has spoken, and one of the newest monuments in the nation’s capital has been voted its most popular. After a hard-fought final round, the National Fire Dog Monument took home top honors in the Washington Post’s “Monument Madness” tournament, besting some of the most worthy and famous contenders.
News Release | 02.24.14
American Humane Association is giving applause and encouragement to the heroic U.S. athletes who are bringing home mutts, as well as medals, from the 2014 Olympic Games.
Making the News | 04.10.14
Animal welfare in food production is no longer just about farmers and ranchers and the way they treat their animals. It is now part of a comprehensive food system that includes consumers, retailers and restaurants, government and regulatory agencies, NGOs, auditors and certifiers, and educators.
Making the News | 04.03.14
America has spoken, and one of the newest monuments in the nation’s capital has been voted its most popular
Blog Post | Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:19:43 +0000
Blog Post | Wed, 19 Mar 2014 20:46:21 +0000
One neglected animal is one too many. When there are 19, it can feel overwhelming. Shortly after dawn yesterday morning, at the request of the District Attorney General for Tennessee’s 25th Judicial District, our nine Red Star team members along…
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Blog Post | Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:36:47 +0000
American Humane Association’s Red Star™ Emergency Services program has been responding to natural and man-made disasters for nearly a century. Since the time of Red Star’s inception in 1916 to help animals used by the U.S. Army during WWI we have a long record of accomplishment and action on a national—and even international—scale. In fact, after an EF-5 tornado with winds in excess of 210 mph ravaged parts of Moore, Oklahoma last spring our Red Star Emergency Services team was there to help. With boots on the ground just days after the devastating tornado, our team worked feverishly with local, state and national organizations to help restore hope through an outpouring of compassion. From walking dogs and cleaning kennels to helping rescue animals from unbelievable scenes of despair our teams provided the type of services that Moore community so desperately needed following the horrible disaster.…
Blog Post | Fri, 07 Mar 2014 19:26:45 +0000
Recently, two juveniles were arrested after a video depicting a boy abusing a dog went viral on social media. This recent story only further justifies our belief that humane education is a must for our society. In the graphic stills…