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 | 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.
News Release | 02.14.14
Weather network, in partnership with American Humane Association, chooses weather therapy dog to assist in hard-hit communities
Making the News | 02.18.14
Valentine’s Day is traditionally a celebration for two-legged couples, but now that it’s over, we should add to the celebration those who do something wonderful for our four-legged friends.
Making the News | 02.05.14
Blog Post | Fri, 31 Jan 2014 21:57:31 +0000
Our legendary Red Star™ Emergency Services team has been on the ground in Milford, New Jersey assisting the New Jersey SPCA with a response to help some 200 neglected animals at a shelter that lost its way. Our team has been doing everything from cleaning and disinfecting all areas of the facility to walking dogs […]
Blog Post | Thu, 23 Jan 2014 20:21:19 +0000
Thank you to all our supporters for helping make 2013 our most successful year ever in building a more humane world for children and animals. Together, we touched more than one billion lives with programs that brought comfort, caring and hope to the most vulnerable in their times of greatest need. In the year ahead […]
Blog Post | Tue, 17 Dec 2013 14:39:34 +0000
1. What is the “No Animals Were Harmed®” certification program? The “No Animals Were Harmed®” certification program was created by American Humane Association, the country’s first national humanitarian organization. Since 1877, this charity has been at the forefront of virtually every major advance in protecting children, pets, farm animals, and animals in entertainment from cruelty, […]
Blog Post | Fri, 13 Dec 2013 19:01:09 +0000
Many people who are looking for a new pet avoid animal shelters for various reasons. If fact, I’ve found over the years that many avoid shelters simply because of common misperceptions. In turn, these false impressions feed into the negative stereotype of shelters that places countless animal lives in jeopardy – animals that undoubtedly would […]