Making the News | 01.23.13
Ken Gold, 55, became a certified animal representative with the American Humane Association 11 years ago, assigned to monitor films to ensure no harm comes to animals on a set. Gold has worked on more than 230 film productions, including "Marley & Me," "Contagion" and "Django Unchained."
Making the News | 01.22.13
Andrew Marantz covers Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl. He writes that, for "every ten Americans who want to watch large men concuss one another, there is one who wants to surrender to cuteness":
Making the News | 01.20.13
American Humane Association's Red Star Animal Emergency Services will offer its Basic Animal Emergency Services training on Feb. 6 and 7 in West Palm Beach to teach residents how to help rescue and care for animals in times of disaster.
Making the News | 01.07.13
Gabe, a 9-year-old Labrador with an impressive military background, who was recently named the 2012 American Humane Association Hero Dog; and his handler Army Sgt. 1st Class Charles "Chuck" Shuck, a native of Lansford now residing in Columbia, S.C., were two of the hundreds of participants in this year's parade.
Making the News | 12.13.12
The nonprofit org tasked with ensuring the safety of animals used in film and TV productions is asking the industry to step up with more funding to expand its monitoring efforts.
Making the News | 12.06.12
In an effort to spread holiday cheer and goodwill this season, Westfield Montgomery has teamed up with 5 local non-profit organizations for a Festival of Trees. Each organization is responsible for decorating a tree with the theme to “best represent their organization.” All five trees will be on display at the shopping center from Nov. 19 through Dec. 24 on the lower level at the Santa Set in the Center Court. Shoppers will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite trees through Dec. 24.
Making the News | 12.03.12
Making the News | 11.30.12
Making the News | 11.28.12
Most recently, Super Storm Sandy has displaced what looks to be thousands of pets. According to the American Humane Association, some 15 million dogs were in the storm’s path. Search and rescue operations and temporary emergency shelters for pets lost in the storm are in full effect to help reunite families with their animals. Visit TakeWinterByStorm.org for more information and helpful resources, such as a downloadable preparedness and maintenance checklists and emergency contact cards.
Making the News | 11.28.12
According to a recent study by American Humane Association’s Animal Welfare Research Institute, we know that the experience a child has with a pet’s death can have a lasting impact on that child as an adult and his or her future ability to deal with owning a pet. It is important for a parent to acknowledge their children’s need to say goodbye and to grieve. A recent article in Animal Health Brief Newsletter addresses these issues and provides a good summary of the American Humane Association’s study. The author emphasizes the importance of honesty when dealing with the loss of a pet whether it is through death, euthanasia, loss or divorce.
Making the News | 11.21.12
There were hundreds of first responders on the ground waiting for Hurricane Sandy. Among them was the American Humane Association's Red Star Animal Emergency Services Team. Their rescue rig equipped with a veterinary suite, boats and animal handling equipment was transported from Tennessee and pre-staged in Pennsylvania. Animal shelters were set up adjacent to the Red Cross shelters that housed evacuees. According to one of the Red Star staffers, every animal in the path of Sandy's howling winds knew something was happening.
Making the News | 11.19.12
The American Humane Assn., which has been tagging films with its "No Animals Were Harmed" disclaimer for more than 70 years, is asking the entertainment industry for "additional jurisdiction and funding" to ensure the off-set safety and welfare of animal actors after reports of deaths at a farm that was housing beasts featured in "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey."
Making the News | 11.19.12
After a series of deaths among animals used during production of Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson’s long-awaited adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, two leading animal rights organizations are seeking an expansion of oversight during filming.
Making the News | 11.17.12
It wasn't just humans who lost their cozy beds, the feeling of confidence about their next meal and the very roof over their heads when Sandy hit.
Making the News | 11.14.12
Four in 10 individuals say that the loss of a childhood pet due to injury, disease or old age continues to affect them as adults—and even more adults (44 percent) still have strong feelings about a pet that was given away, ran away or had an uncertain disposition.
Making the News | 11.13.12
Our CEO recently did a satellite media tour with 18 different television and radio stations to talk about the 2012 American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards and the importance of arson dogs. Here is just one of those interviews, on the national program, “The Daily Buzz.” Enjoy:
Making the News | 11.12.12
Natural phenomena like super storm Sandy wreaks havoc with people's lives but it can also be a nightmare for animals. For that reason the American Humane Association is working hard to help thousands of animals left homeless or lost in the aftermath of the storm. The organization has mobilized its 82-foot rescue rig which serves as a base and housing for its trained staff and volunteers to save animals.
Making the News | 11.09.12
In another great effort to help animals left homeless or lost in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, the American Humane Association has has mobilized its 82-foot rescue rig, which will serve as a base and housing for its specially trained staff and volunteers, to help save animals. Their efforts were aided by Mars Petcare, U.S., but they still need your help!
Making the News | 11.08.12
More than 30 cats, dogs, chickens and even a ferret lay in cages at the Bergen County Animal Shelter this afternoon, all abandoned by their owners as they try to recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy. The scene outside, however, was a bit brighter, as tractor trailer full of food and supplies arrived to help them and what may be millions more furry, four-legged victims of the storm.
Making the News | 11.06.12
...PetSmart Charities, the American Humane Association and the Humane Society of the United States are providing supplies and shelter for pets caught in the storm...