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July 11, 2014

U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Reunited with Bomb-Searching Military Dog Following Afghanistan Service

News Release | July 11, 2014

After more than three years apart, U.S. Marine Corps veteran Sergeant Omar Peña was reunited today with Mariah, the military contract working dog (CWD) he served with in Afghanistan. The reunion took place at El Paso International Airport.

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July 7, 2014

Meet America’s Top Dogs! Eight Furry Finalists Chosen For American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards™

News Release | July 7, 2014

America has spoken and after more than one million votes cast by the public and a celebrity panel of dog lovers and experts, eight courageous canines have been chosen as the nation’s top dogs in their individual categories for the 2014 American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards™.

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July 2, 2014

Hurricane! Tips to Keep You, Your Family and Your Pets Safe Before, During, and After a Storm

News Release | July 2, 2014

Hurricanes rarely take us by surprise any more so it’s smart to have a plan ready to protect your family and your pets.

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June 27, 2014

Top Charitable Giving Information Site Awards Gold Level to American Humane Association for Transparency and Accountability

News Release | June 27, 2014

American Humane Association has received the GuideStar Exchange Gold participation level, a leading symbol of transparency and accountability provided by GuideStar USA, Inc., the premier source of nonprofit information. This level demonstrates American Humane Association's deep commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability.

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June 26, 2014

Military Search Dog to be Reunited with U.S. Army Staff Sergeant After Iraq and Afghanistan Service

News Release | June 26, 2014

U.S. Army veteran Staff Sgt. James Harrington will be reunited with Military Working Dog (MWD) Ryky (rye-key), a Belgian Malinois with whom he served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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June 17, 2014

How to Keep Your Pets Safe in the Summer Heat

News Release | June 17, 2014

Summer is fun for people and pets, but because of the heat, you need to help make it safe, too. To help, American Humane Association and their Red Star® emergency services experts have put together a few pet safety tips for the hotter months of the year.

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June 13, 2014

Love your pets? Reward the person behind keeping 'em healthy! American public invited to vote for 2014's American Hero Veterinarian and American Hero Veterinary Technician

News Release | June 13, 2014

Ten finalists unveiled for inaugural American Humane Association Hero Veterinarian and Hero Veterinary Technician Awards™, presented by Zoetis

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June 13, 2014

Following 1 Million Votes, 24 Heroic Hounds Advance to Semifinals in 2014 American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards

News Release | June 13, 2014

Public invited to cast daily ballot to select eight finalists, who will be flown to Beverly Hills to tape the fourth annual Hero Dog Awards, airing on Hallmark Channel this fall

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June 12, 2014

Dr. Donald Hoenig Named Chief Veterinary Advisor for American Humane Association's Humane Heartland™ Program

News Release | June 12, 2014

American Humane Association, the country's first national humane organization and founder of the American Humane Certified™ program, the oldest and largest farm animal welfare program in the country, is pleased to announce the appointment of renowned veterinarian Dr. Donald Hoenig as Chief Veterinary Advisor for its Humane Heartland™ program.

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June 10, 2014

American Humane Association Offers Tips to Help Children Deal with Concerns Following the School Shootings in Oregon

News Release | June 10, 2014

Following the shootings at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Oregon near Portland, American Humane Association issued these tips for parents and other caregivers to help children cope with the fear and uncertainty caused by this frightening event.

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June 5, 2014

Media Icon Paris Hilton Launches Fundraising Campaign for American Humane Association

News Release | June 5, 2014

Organization that helped found America's humane efforts in the 1800s joins with global entrepreneur for special Prizeo campaign giving donors chance to win meet-and-greet at magazine photo shoot.

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June 3, 2014

Military Search Dog to be Reunited with U.S. Marine Corps Veteran After Afghanistan Service

News Release | June 3, 2014

U.S. Marine Corps veteran Lance Corporal Jeff DeYoung will be reunited with Contract Working Dog (CWD) Cena N641, a black Labrador with whom he served in Afghanistan.

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May 20, 2014

American Humane Association Announces Appointment of Two Humane Heartland™ Scientific Advisory Committee Members

News Release | May 20, 2014

American Humane Association is pleased to announce the appointment of two highly respected professors of animal science to its Humane Heartland™ Scientific Advisory Committee.

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May 14, 2014

During National Dog Bite Prevention Week® and All-Year Round American Humane Association Offers Tips to Stay Safe

News Release | May 14, 2014

American Humane Association, the nation’s first national humane organization and the only one dedicated to protecting the welfare of animals and children, encourages adults to teach children how to avoid dog bites and learn the importance of pet owner responsibility.

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May 8, 2014

Scientists, Superstars and Hero Dogs Join American Humane Association on Capitol Hill to Brief Congress on Breakthrough Study on the Benefits of Therapy Dogs for Child Cancer Patients, Families

News Release | May 8, 2014

Today, American Humane Association, scientists, researchers, four therapy dog teams, and country star, former nurse and animal lover Naomi Judd held a congressional briefing to discuss a groundbreaking study by American Humane Association that is the first scientific effort to document the beneficial effects of animal-assisted therapy in helping children with cancer and their families.

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May 1, 2014

Severe Weather Strike Force Visits Recently Impacted Communities

News Release | May 1, 2014

In partnership with the American Red Cross, First Response Team of America, Save the Children and the American Humane Association’s Red Star™ Animal Emergency Services program, “AMHQ” is introducing the Severe Weather Strike Force on Thursday, May 1, live from 7 - 10 a.m. ET on The Weather Channel. This initiative is the first of its kind for any television network.

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May 1, 2014

Congressional Briefing to Be Held on Breakthrough Study Observing the Impact of Therapy Dogs in Aiding Child Cancer Patients and Their Families

News Release | May 1, 2014

A special briefing for Congress and the media about a breakthrough research study examining a promising, underutilized weapon in the war on childhood cancer. American Humane Association will introduce its “Canines and Childhood Cancer” study, a three-year research effort that is seeking to verify the significance of animal-assisted therapy in pediatric oncology patients.

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April 28, 2014

Military Search Dog to Be Reunited with U.S. Army Veteran After Iraq War Service

News Release | April 28, 2014

U.S. Army veteran Sergeant Jason Bos will be reunited with Military War Dog Cila M389, a chocolate Labrador with whom he served since 2008 on nearly 100 missions in Iraq as well as stateside missions in support of President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.

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April 21, 2014

American Humane Association Joins Partners for Healthy Pets as Associate Member

News Release | April 21, 2014

As part of its ongoing commitment to the welfare, wellness, and well-being of America’s millions of pets, American Humane Association, the first national humane organization, is pleased to announce that it has joined Partners for Healthy Pets as an associate member.

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April 18, 2014

During this “Be Kind to Animals Week,” Join America’s New Compassion Movement and Become a Voice for the Voiceless

News Release | April 18, 2014

American Humane Association, the organization that helped found America's original "Compassion Movement" in the 1870s is putting out an urgent plea to reach and enlist one million new advocates to help billions of animals facing the daunting challenges of the 21st Century.

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