WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, July 7, 2023 — Today, American Humane, the country’s first national animal welfare organization, announced that the Adtalem Global Education Foundation has provided a grant to support the Pups4Patriots program. The $50,000 contribution from the Adtalem Global Education Foundation—an organization headquartered in Chicago, IL that supports charitable, educational, and research endeavors with a focus on programs that aim to address healthcare disparities for both humans and animals—will help fund efforts to train service dogs for veterans diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress or Traumatic Brain Injury.
American Humane is committed to harnessing the healing power of the human-animal bond to put more healing leashes into the hands of more veterans in need. Through Pups4Patriots, American Humane finds dogs in search of forever homes and trains them to be lifesaving service dogs. To date, American Humane has provided service dogs and training to more than 200 veterans across the country.
“After leaving the warzone, some of our returning military heroes face another daunting obstacle,” said Dr. Robin Ganzert, President and CEO of American Humane. “As they return to civilian life, many have mental scars of war that manifest as anxiety, depression, and nightmares—struggles that can be eased by the healing power of a wagging tail. That’s why support provided by the Adtalem Global Education Foundation for the Pups4Patriots program is so exciting. The grant will go a long way to helping veterans live their lives to the fullest.”
“The Adtalem Global Education Foundation believes wholeheartedly that animals have a positive impact on the physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing of humans,” said Sean Callanan, MVB, Dean, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, board member of Adtalem Global Education Foundation. “This human-animal bond speaks to the One Health philosophy we believe is important in healthcare education. It is a privilege to provide an animal companion to a veteran in need, and I feel the mission of Pups4Patriots is truly invaluable.”
The Pups4Patriots program is made possible through the generous support of donors. To learn more and contribute to the program, visit www.AmericanHumane.org.
About American Humane:
American Humane is the country’s first national humane organization and the world’s largest certifier of animal welfare, helping to verify 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 www.AmericanHumane.org, follow us on Facebook, Twitter 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 Adtalem Global Education Foundation
Founded in 2010, the Adtalem Global Education Foundation is organized to support charitable, educational and research purposes. The Foundation’s sole member is Adtalem Global Education. The Foundation’s activities reflect commitment to the following strategic areas: investing to expand access to education, jobs and careers; supporting the development of the communities where we live and work; and combating inequality and encouraging civic engagement. Visit the Adtalem Global Education Foundation for more information or to apply for funding.
About Adtalem Global Education
Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE) is a national leader in post-secondary education and leading provider of professional talent to the healthcare industry. With a dedicated focus on driving strong outcomes that increase workforce preparedness, Adtalem empowers a diverse learner population to achieve their goals and make inspiring contributions to their communities. Adtalem is the parent organization of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Chamberlain University, Ross University School of Medicine, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and Walden University. Adtalem’s family of institutions has more than 300,000 alumni and 10,000 employees. Adtalem was named one of America’s Most Responsible Companies in 2021 and 2023 by Newsweek and Statista, and one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity in 2021 and 2022 by Forbes and Statista. Visit Adtalem.com for more information and follow on Twitter and LinkedIn.