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May 15, 2013

Congressman Joe Heck to Receive American Humane Association’s National Humanitarian Medal

News Release | May 15, 2013

Representative for Nevada’s Third District Will Be Honored at “Lights of Compassion” weekend May 17-18th, raising funds for American Humane Association, veterans’ programs, local rescue efforts

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May 13, 2013

American Humane Association's Famed Red Star Emergency Services Names New National Director

News Release | May 13, 2013

Expert in Animal Rescue to Take Helm of Venerable Rescue Program During Time of Rapid Expansion.

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May 9, 2013

After the Kentucky Derby: Efforts Continue to Improve Welfare and Future of America's Beloved Icon

News Release | May 9, 2013

American Humane Association’s century-plus history of caring for the nation’s horses helps shape the next steps for equine welfare issues, including standards for aftercare of thoroughbreds

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May 8, 2013

American Humane Association Study and Literature Review Indicates Hundreds of Thousands of Adopted Pets are Given Up, Lost or Die Each Year

News Release | May 8, 2013

More than 1 in 10 animals taken from shelters no longer in homes six months later, according to major study aiming to help increase pet retention; Research released during “Be Kind to Animals Week®”

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April 23, 2013

National Conference to Examine Transformative Effect of Innovation, Technology on Human-Animal Health, Bond

News Release | April 23, 2013

In the first national conference to focus on the transformative impact of innovation and technology and their crossover applications for human and animal health, America’s top leaders in science, medicine, philanthropy, and business will examine how breakthroughs in the fields of human and veterinary health can be accelerated through collaborative research involving all family members (animals and people), especially as catalyzed by new devices and technical advances.

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April 23, 2013

HELPING BOSTON HEAL: American Humane Association Mobilizes Famed Therapy Dog Team Offering Comfort at Bombing Site and Other Locations for Children, Families, Mourners

News Release | April 23, 2013

One week after the terror attacks and manhunt in and around Boston, the psychological and emotional trauma is still being felt by so many, especially children. To help the healing begin, American Humane Association has mobilized its famed Red Star™ animal-assisted therapy dogs, who are being readied to provide comfort and restore a sense of normalcy to the stricken city.

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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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