WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, February 7, 2019 — American Humane, the country’s oldest national humane organization, is excited to announce an unprecedented $800,000 pledge over three years by Coleman Natural Foods to support the American Humane Pups4Patriots™ program.
Pups4Patriots is a national initiative that finds dogs in need of forever homes and trains them to become life-saving dogs for veterans with post-traumatic stress (PTS) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). Research has shown that specialized PTS and TBI service dogs can offer life-changing and often life-saving—support to veterans in need. However, there are obstacles standing in the way for veterans in need of service dogs. Waiting lists are often 18-24 months long and the training process is time-consuming and expensive, costing as much as $30,000 per dog.
“American Humane will be able to train more dogs because of Coleman’s generosity,” said American Humane President and CEO Robin Ganzert, Ph.D. “That means more deserving veterans can get help, at no cost to them, and a new leash on life.”
“At Coleman, we take our ability to help those who defend us and our freedom in a personal way,” said Mel Coleman, whose family started Coleman Ranches in 1875 and later pioneered Coleman Natural Foods, the nation’s first “natural and organic” meat company over 30 years ago. “We also like to dream big when veterans are in need and turn that dream into reality. We are proud to make this contribution and will work closely with our Grocer partners to bring this effort to Mainstreet America.”
American Humane turns charitable donations into effective action. More than 91 cents* out of every dollar spent at the organization goes directly into its life-saving programs and it earned Charity Navigator’s highest rating of four stars. The Pups4Patriots program is part of the Lois Pope LIFE Center for Military Affairs at American Humane, which offers programs to support our nation’s service men and women, veterans and military animals.
Coleman Natural Foods is an American Humane Certified producer for its natural pork products. This designation helps assure customers that the food on their plates was raised humanely under the science- and evidence-based protections established by American Humane.
About American Humane
American Humane is the country’s first national humane organization. Since 1916, American Humane has been First to Serve those who serve our country by helping our nation’s military heroes on the battlefield and on the home front. For more information, visit www.AmericanHumane.org.
About Coleman Natural Foods
Coleman Natural Foods has been a pioneer in raising organic and no-antibiotics-ever poultry, pork, lamb and beef with a legacy of quality that stretches back to 1875. We work with family farmers throughout the country who raise our animals in reduced-stress, crate-free environments with no antibiotics or growth-promoting drugs and feed them all-vegetarian diets with no animal by-products. We offer no-antibiotics-ever chicken, turkey and pork products under the COLEMAN NATURAL® brand and organic chicken products under the COLEMAN ORGANIC® brand. Learn more at www.colemannatural.com.
*Audited financials 6/30/18