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American Humane Receives $10,000 Donation from Nylabone to Support Pups4Patriots Program

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, February 14, 2023 — American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, announced that it has received a $10,000 donation from Nylabone to support its Pups4Patriots program. The contribution from Nylabone, the leading maker of safe, healthy chew toys, coincides with Valentine’s Day and goes directly to the program that provides specially trained service dogs to veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress or traumatic brain injury.

“Our Pups4Patriots program has saved countless lives by putting healing leashes into the hands of veterans in need across the country,” American Humane president and CEO Dr. Robin Ganzert said. “We wouldn’t be able to do this lifesaving work without the generosity of organizations like Nylabone, which has gone above and beyond to serve our nation’s heroes after they’re finished serving us. This grant will go directly toward helping veterans access service dogs that allow them to live their lives to the absolute fullest, and we can’t thank Nylabone enough for their support of Pups4Patriots and our brave military members.”

To date, American Humane has provided service dogs and training to more than 200 veterans across the country.

“On a holiday that is dedicated to love, it’s only fitting to celebrate the one-of-a-kind, lifechanging affection our furry friends can provide,” said Glen S. Axelrod, President and CEO of Nylabone Products. “Offering the healing power of a dog’s loyalty to our nation’s heroes when they need it most is critical, which is why we’re so delighted to support our friends at American Humane.”

Service dogs are an invaluable asset to veterans who have sustained trauma, but there are significant obstacles to receiving one. Properly training a dog to perform their needed tasks and remain calm and focused in public areas can be expensive and time-consuming.

Even when the cost isn’t an obstacle, wait times can still be prohibitively long as veterans navigate red tape. Through the Pups4Patriot program, American Humane provides service dogs to veterans at no charge to them in both a timely and efficient manner.

The Pups4Patriots program is made possible through the generous support of donors. To learn more, and help fund more stories like these, visit

About American Humane 

American Humane is the country’s first national humane organization and the world’s largest certifier of animal welfare, overseeing the humane treatment of more than one billion animals across the globe each year. Founded in 1877, American Humane has been First to Serve™ the cause of animals and for 145 years has been at the forefront of virtually every major advance in the humane movement. For more information or to support our lifesaving work, please visit, follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram and subscribe to our channel on YouTube for the latest breaking news and features about the animals with whom we share our Earth.

About Nylabone 

Nylabone, the leader in safe, healthy chewing since 1955, crafts the highest-quality chew toys, tastiest chew treats, exciting play toys, and most innovative dental solutions in the world. A family-founded company, Nylabone has a history of helping pet parents take the best possible care of their dogs. They are committed to developing world-class solutions for destructive chewing, separation anxiety, dental health, and more, helping dogs live fuller, happier lives. Recommended by veterinarians, Nylabone® products encourage a positive relationship between humans and their furry best friends. To put it simply, Nylabone Chews Best™! For more information, visit Nylabone is a subsidiary of California-based Central Garden & Pet Company (Nasdaq: CENT, CENTA) and has been the leader in responsible animal care for over 60 years.

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