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April 17, 2013

AHA and Hallmark Channel Celebrate Extraordinary Canines and Their Humane Partners with 3rd Annual "American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards™"

News Release | April 17, 2013

American Humane Association and Hallmark Channel announced today the return of the “American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards™,” a unique program designed to honor our canine allies and the incredible range of contributions they make to our lives every day.

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April 16, 2013

The Boston Bombings: Tips to Help Kids Cope

News Release | April 16, 2013

Following the apparent bombings during the Boston Marathon today, American Humane Association issued these tips for parents and other caregivers to help children cope with the fear and uncertainty caused by this tragedy:

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April 11, 2013


News Release | April 11, 2013

We are saddened to report that a dog who had been scheduled to appear in a commercial shoot passed away in a clinic yesterday before filming of the animal was to take place.

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April 3, 2013

American Humane Association Dedicates Lois Pope Life Redstar Rescue Vehicle in Ceremony in Palm Beach

News Release | April 3, 2013

Today at noon in Palm Beach, Florida, American Humane Association dedicated the Lois Pope Red Star Rescue Vehicle. The 30,000-pound, 50-foot long Ford F-350 with trailer is specifically-designed and outfitted to provide a wide array of emergency services, particularly in the immediate aftermath of such disasters as hurricanes and tornadoes.

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March 26, 2013

American Humane Association Welcomes 'America's Veterinarian Dr. Marty Becker to Its Board of Directors

News Release | March 26, 2013

Award-winning veterinarian, television correspondent and best-selling author Dr. Marty Becker has joined the AHA's board of directors.

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March 22, 2013

American Humane Association Names Global Animal Health Leader John Payne as New Board Chair

News Release | March 22, 2013

Senior Executive at Bayer Healthcare, Mars Global PetCare and Banfield Pet Hospitals brings decades of experience to nation’s leading charity protecting children and animals.

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March 14, 2013

AHA orders investigation of shark death

News Release | March 14, 2013

American Humane Association has enlisted an independent scientific and medical expert on marine species to conduct an investigation into the unfortunate death of a shark several hours after filming a commercial in California last week.

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March 11, 2013


News Release | March 11, 2013

Education and Research Program Meets Same Stringent Animal Welfare Standards Used in Nation’s First Humane Farm Animal Certification Program

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March 8, 2013


News Release | March 8, 2013

Eggs from hens enjoying more space, nesting boxes, perches, and other enhancements provide California consumers with humane choice

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March 8, 2013

Japan Earthquake - Two Years Later

News Release | March 8, 2013

TWO YEARS AFTER DEVASTATING EARTHQUAKE IN JAPAN, DISPLACED ANIMALS STILL NEED HELP, HOMES ------- American Humane Association Releases Impact Report, Additional $130,000 in Funding and Ongoing Aid Effort for Animals and Communities.

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March 1, 2013


News Release | March 1, 2013

For thousands of years, dogs have comforted us, protected us, and given us their unconditional love. Now it’s time to repay the favor and help a worthy cause at the same time. To do this, the nation’s oldest humanitarian organization today opened nominations for the third annual American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards™. Nominations may be made online at or by mail until April 30.

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February 21, 2013

American Humane Association 2013 PAWSCARS!

News Release | February 21, 2013

For the fifth year, the organization that oversees the safety and humane treatment of animals in film and television, is proud to present its animal-centric take on the Oscars® by awarding best-animal performances to those incredible creatures who bring such joy and pathos to films seen all over the globe.

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January 18, 2013

American Humane Association announces three new senior fellows for humane research institutes

News Release | January 18, 2013

American Humane Association is honored to announce the appointments of three Senior Fellows for its Humane Research and Policy™ Division.

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December 14, 2012

Tips for Helping Children Cope With Tragedy

News Release | December 14, 2012

Following the shooting of at least 28 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, American Humane Association issued these tips for parents and other caregivers to help children cope with the fear and uncertainty caused by this tragedy.

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December 7, 2012

Keeping kids safe during the travel seasons

News Release | December 7, 2012

To help keep kids safe, healthy, and happy while traveling during the busy holiday season, American Humane Association, the 135-year-old charity dedicated to protecting children and animals, issued the following series of easy-to-follow tips

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November 19, 2012

American Humane Association calls animal deaths on ‘The Hobbit’ unacceptable; Renews call to extend monitoring off the set as well as on

News Release | November 19, 2012

American Humane Association, which has protected more than a million animals in film during the 70+ years of its famed “No Animals Were Harmed®” program with a 99.98 percent safety rate on set, called the injuries and deaths of animals living at the working farm where some of the animal actors from “The Hobbit” were also being housed needless and unacceptable.

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November 10, 2012

Dogs, cats, and other animals hit by Hurricane Sandy get "Red Star" Treatment

News Release | November 10, 2012

Thanks to American Humane Association, dogs, cats, and other animals were not forgotten prior to, during, and after Hurricane Sandy. In fact, they got “Red Star” treatment. Indeed, American Humane Association’s legendary Red Star™ Animal Emergency Services team has been on the scene in the Northeast corridor for the past two weeks providing essential rescue, treatment, and shelter services, as well as emergency food, supplies, and medicine.

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November 8, 2012

Hallmark Channel and American Humane Association announce nation's 2012 "Hero Dog Awards" finalists

News Release | November 8, 2012

In what is clearly shaping up to be the most popular and unifying campaign of 2012, Americans of every political persuasion have come together in unprecedented numbers, casting more than three million votes to select the finalists in the 2012 “American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards.”

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October 31, 2012

American Humane Association lauds gas chamber ban in PA

News Release | October 31, 2012

American Humane Association issued the following statement applauding Governor Tom Corbett’s signing of Pennsylvania H.B. 2630, banning the use of gas chambers to euthanize shelter animals.

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