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October 29, 2012

Keeping Pets Safe During Hurricane Sandy

News Release | October 29, 2012

Following storm tracking on their mobile command center within the 82-foot Rescue Rig that will serve as a base and housing for its specially trained staff and volunteers, American Humane Association is driving its famed Red Star™ Animal Emergency Services team into position to be ready with the support of MARS Petcare US to help animals that may need rescue or shelter from Hurricane Sandy.

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October 25, 2012

Military Hero Dog Who Served in Kuwait Returns to U.S.

News Release | October 25, 2012

Military Working Dog Fara 341, an explosives detection canine who helped keep our troops safe in Kuwait, will be returning home to a hero’s welcome this Friday evening, greeted by her adoptive handler, Military Working Dog Adoptions, and a cheering contingent from American Humane Association.

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October 25, 2012

Cesar® Canine Cuisine launches "Share a story and share the love" campaign spotlighting therapy dogs

News Release | October 25, 2012

Dogs are more than man’s best friend. They’re capable of lowering stress, anxiety, even blood pressure. That’s why CESAR® brand proudly supports the work of therapy dogs – special dogs that go above and beyond to help people in need.

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October 23, 2012

High-Tech “Amber Alert” for Pets Launches to Help Find Lost Companion Animals

News Release | October 23, 2012

Lost Petz, a free new app that acts like an Amber Alert for pets, has been launched to help reunite lost companion animals with their families and reduce the tragic toll on the estimated three to four million pets who end up euthanized in the nation’s shelters each year.

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October 17, 2012

American Humane Association survey “People, Pets and the World We Share” reveals extraordinary bond between people and their pets

News Release | October 17, 2012

A dramatic new survey released today by American Humane Association reveals the most compelling evidence to date of the vital and extraordinary bond between people and their pets, particularly between children and the animals they grew up with.

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October 15, 2012

American Humane Association's Red Star Animal Emergency Services expanding in Florida, thanks to grants from Lois Pope and the Lois Pope Life Foundation, Inc.

News Release | October 15, 2012

The South Florida region is particularly prone to disasters such as hurricanes and tornadoes. And amid all the turmoil of these emergencies, the safety and care of dogs, cats, and other domesticated and wild animals might sometimes be overlooked as families struggle for survival.

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October 15, 2012

Life-saving military service dog named top "American Hero Dog" at the American Humane Association ™

News Release | October 15, 2012

Specialized Search Dog Gabe, the life-saving military working dog who served our country by completing more than 210 combat missions with 26 explosive and weapons finds in Iraq, has been named the top American Hero Dog at the American Humane Association Hero Dog AwardsTM, presented by the Lois Pope LIFE Foundation, Inc., and produced by Emmy® award-winning MRB Productions.

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September 27, 2012

American Humane Association Calls on Veterans Administration to Support Service Dogs for Veterans with PTSD

News Release | September 27, 2012

American Humane Association, the nation’s leading advocate on behalf of animals and children, today called on the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to reverse a policy that would end a program reimbursing veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for their use of service dogs while in recovery. The policy is set to go into effect on Oct. 5, 2012.

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September 25, 2012

Betty White to Receive the National Humanitarian Medal and Legacy Award at American Humane Association’s Second Annual Hero Dog Awards

News Release | September 25, 2012

White pledges to match up to $25,000 in donations raised through her Humane Heroes Club on

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September 18, 2012

Kristin Chenoweth to Host 2012 Hero Dog Awards Airing on Hallmark Channel November 8, 2012

News Release | September 18, 2012

Emmy and Tony Award Winner to Lead Star-Studded Evening Honoring Courageous Canines

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September 13, 2012

Statement from American Humane Association regarding claims made by Bob Barker and PETA on September 13, 2012

News Release | September 13, 2012

American Humane Association strongly refuted claims made at the PETA-backed press conference held earlier today by game show host Bob Barker.

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September 13, 2012

Super Heroes Gather in Gotham for Rare Recognition of Their Work to Protect Us All

News Release | September 13, 2012

America’s Top Hero Dogs, National Humanitarian Medal Winner, SAG-AFTRA and Celebrities Turn Out to Receive Awards from American Humane Association

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September 4, 2012

Animal Planet teams up with American Humane Association to raise critical funds for animals in disasters

News Release | September 4, 2012

American Humane Association is proud to partner again with Animal Planet's R.O.A.R. initiative for the second annual matching campaign.

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August 29, 2012

Royal Canin® Introduces National You Share, We Give Campaign to Support Introduction of New SPAYED/NEUTERED™ Feline Formulas

News Release | August 29, 2012

Program teams up with Pet Expert Steve Dale and urges Facebook fans to “share” knowledge in support of Royal Canin’s donation to the American Humane Association.

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August 8, 2012

To stem the tide of abandoned, unwanted and euthanized animals, American Humane Association unveils major new research study on pet ownership and retention

News Release | August 8, 2012

A staggering three to four million healthy, adoptable pets are euthanized every year at shelters across the country. Still others wander the streets, sick and hungry, given up by the families that once loved them.

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August 2, 2012

Even heroes need help sometimes: Trupanion insures its place as champion of service dogs in the 2012 American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards

News Release | August 2, 2012

Trupanion increases its investment and commitment in support of American Humane Association activities and the hero dogs living throughout the country.

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July 24, 2012

When Disaster Strikes, Champion of America's Cats and Dogs Ensures Help is on the Way

News Release | July 24, 2012

Mars Petcare US Pledges $200,000 to Support Red Star™ Rescue Services, First Deployment Helps Animal Victims of Colorado Wildfires

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July 20, 2012

American Humane Association Offers Tips to Help Children Deal with Concerns Following the Shootings in Aurora, CO

News Release | July 20, 2012

Following the shooting of dozens of people in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, American Humane Association issued tips for parents and other caregivers to help children cope with the fear and uncertainty caused by this tragedy.

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July 11, 2012

Hallmark Channel and American Humane Association Announce Nation's 2012 "Hero Dog Awards" Finalists

News Release | July 11, 2012

Two Million Votes Yield Eight Outstanding Dogs to Receive Top Honors in Beverly Hills at “American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards™” Gala and Award Ceremony October 6. 90-minute Hero Dog Awards special to air on Hallmark Channel November 8, 2012.

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June 27, 2012

American Humane Association’s Red Star™ Rescue team mobilizes to help animal victims of Colorado wildfires

News Release | June 27, 2012

A convoy of vehicles including the 82-foot-long Red Star™ Rescue vehicle is on its way to Colorado Springs for an emergency deployment of volunteers and supplies supported by Mars Petcare US.

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