Be Kind to Animals Week®, a special time to celebrate the bond people have with animals
Providing healing, motivation and comfort through the power of the human-animal bond.
Resources and workshops that teach humane values and respect for people and animals.
ABRIonline is a free resource for all companion animal behavior and training.
American Humane Association assist veterans in adopting and training a shelter dog as a service dog.
News Release | April 29, 2011
A valuable book called Pet Meets Baby is available in a free download from American Humane Association www.americanhumane.org/petmeetsbaby to help families safely introduce a new baby or new child to a beloved pet, and a new pet to their children. Too often, young families relinquish a pet when the first baby comes, fearing harm to an infant. But there are ways to prepare the pet for a safe introduction to children, and a gentle transition in a family’s attention when a new child takes center stage. Read more
News Release | April 29, 2011
Victoria Stilwell, one of the world’s most recognized and respected dog trainers, has been named a National Ambassador for American Humane Association, the nation’s voice for the protection of children and animals. Stilwell will lend her global prominence as an advocate for humane training methods to support American Humane Association’s work to end abuse and neglect of society’s most vulnerable. She also is leading the expert judging panel for American Humane Association’s Hero Dog Awards™ contest — under way at www.herodogawards.org — which recognizes and celebrates the powerful relationship between dogs and people.
Blog Post | Sat, 15 Dec 2012 19:14:59 +0000
Animals Key to Helping Kids Cope with Stress AS THE NEWS CONTINUES TO UNFOLD ABOUT THE TRAGEDY IN CONNECTICUT, American Humane Association stands ready to assist in any way it can. The facts in the case are still being uncovered, but we do know that this tragedy has left at least 20 of our most precious […]
Blog Post | Wed, 03 Oct 2012 10:31:48 +0000
As we head into the week of our second annual celebration of heroes on both ends of the leash, please join us on an important mission: We must encourage the Department of Veterans Affairs to reverse a policy that ends the reimbursement for veterans who suffer from PTSD for their use of service dogs while […]
Blog Post | Fri, 24 Aug 2012 16:40:36 +0000
Five therapy dogs and their handlers, including American Humane Association’s National Director of Animal-Assisted Therapy, Amy McCullough and her therapy dog, Bailey, attended a military family retreat on August 17-20 at Black Mountain, North Carolina. This Operation Purple® family retreat, one of eight operated nationwide by the National Military Family Association, is designed to help […]
Blog Post | Sat, 30 Jun 2012 17:11:23 +0000
Recently, I was invited to Russia and Sweden to represent American Humane Association and our new Animal Welfare Research Institute (AWRI). This innovative platform will advance our knowledge of the challenges facing the wellness, welfare, and well-being of children and animals and strengthen the remarkable physical and emotional bond between human beings and the creatures […]
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The Power to Heal
Animal-Assisted Therapy applies one of the strongest benefits of the human-animal bond -- the power to heal. Our handler/animal teams provide positive interactions that enhance the lives of children and adults.
Children And Animals Need You
When she was a child stuck in foster care, Ashley Rhodes-Carter was voiceless, just like children and animals are. Now she’s speaking up for the voiceless - to let you know how you can help.