Military Dog Reunited with Former Air Force Handler After Three Years Apart

April 28th, 2017 Pets

For two years, Emra, a nine-year-old Belgian Malinois, and United States Air Force Staff Sergeant Adam Wylie were an inseparable team. The pair served together overseas in South Korea, where they worked to patrol the area surrounding the Air Force base to prevent enemy intrusions, and conducted safety sweeps in advance of sensitive visits from top […]

Siegfried and Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat Announced As Humane Certified™

April 26th, 2017 Pets

We are proud to announce today that Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage achieved certification by the American Humane Conservation program for animal welfare. The institution passed a comprehensive audit to become the fourteenth institution certified by American Humane Conservation since the program’s launch last summer. Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden […]

The Fort Worth Zoo Achieves Humane Certification for Animal Welfare

April 18th, 2017 Pets

American Humane is thrilled to announce that the Fort Worth Zoo achieved certification by the global American Humane Conservation program. The Fort Worth Zoo passed a rigorous third-party audit to earn the prestigious Humane Certified™ seal of approval, joining an elite group of only seven such institutions in the United States. The American Humane Conservation […]

Shelter Damaged in August 2016 Flooding Receives $7,000 Donation

April 15th, 2017 Pets

As Ascension Parish and surrounding areas experienced record-breaking water levels during the August 2016 flood, Louisiana organization Companion Animal Rescue of Ascension (CARA)’s House, was in a dire situation. The shelter had begun to flood, requiring an emergency transport of the 200 animals in their care to safe, dry land. Thankfully, in five short hours, with […]

Final Louisiana Week of Giving Grant Given to Humane Society of Louisiana

April 15th, 2017 Pets

The destructive flooding that struck Louisiana in August 2016 was devastating to people and animals in parishes across the state. The Humane Society of Louisiana, which frequently responds to large-scale animal cruelty cases and natural disasters, immediately jumped into action to help four-legged residents affected by the floods: the organization, along with American Humane and […]

Throwing a Lifeline to Shelter Damaged in August 2016 Flooding

April 13th, 2017 Pets

As Ascension Parish and surrounding areas experienced record-breaking water levels during the August 2016 flood, Louisiana organization Companion Animal Rescue of Ascension (CARA)’s House, was in a dire situation. The shelter had begun to flood, requiring an emergency transport of the 200 animals in their care to safe, dry land. Thankfully, in five short hours, with […]

A Flood of Relief for Louisiana Shelter

April 13th, 2017 Pets

The disastrous flood that swept through Louisiana in August 2016 caused devastation across the state and led to animal overpopulation problems in many areas. Prior to the flood, the CATNIP Foundation at Big Sky Ranch, a nonprofit animal rescue and sanctuary, was already struggling with overpopulation in their animal community. A local leader, the CATNIP Foundation was […]

Throwing a Lifeline to Shelter That Helped Save Others in Floods

April 11th, 2017 Pets

St. Landry Parish Animal Control employees describe their rural shelter as “small in size but big in heart”—and their actions during the August 2016 flood that swept through Louisiana certainly warrant this description. Lending out supplies and kennels to neighboring shelters, St. Landry Parish Animal Control employees spent days working around the clock to ensure […]

A Wave of Support for Shelters That Helped Save Others in Floods

April 11th, 2017 Pets

The August 2016 floods that swept through Louisiana caused massive devastation and affected thousands of residents—including four-legged locals. Two organizations, Dog People of Livingston and City of Walker Animal Control, jumped into action to help animals in need within mere hours of the heavy rainfall: The City of Walker Animal Control shelter began to flood, […]

Internationally Renowned Philanthropist and Supporter of Animal and Veterans’ Causes Travels to Nation’s Capital for Dedication of Lois Pope LIFE Center for Military Affairs

April 11th, 2017 Pets

Earlier this month at our headquarters in Washington, D.C., American Humane hosted a very special event—and was visited by an even more special guest. Internationally renowned philanthropist and supporter of animal and veterans’ causes Lois Pope traveled to the nation’s capital to attend the ribbon-cutting and dedication of the Lois Pope LIFE Center for Military […]

San Antonio Zoo Achieves Humane Certification for Animal Welfare

March 25th, 2017 Pets

Today, American Humane announced that San Antonio Zoo achieved certification for the treatment of its animals by the global American Humane Conservation program — joining an elite group of zoos, aquariums and conservation centers worldwide to earn this prestigious seal of approval. An ambitious, first-of-its-kind initiative, the American Humane Conservation program uses comprehensive, evidence-based standards—developed […]

The 4 Surprising Pet Poisons Lurking in Your Home

March 23rd, 2017 Pets

Most pet owners already know that exposure to things like chocolate, bleach, and pesticide can be dangerous for our animal companions. But what about other lesser-known toxins? These common households items are probably already in your home, but you might not know that they could be harmful—or even deadly—to your beloved four-legged friend. In observation […]

Honoring America’s Military Dogs Today on National K9 Veterans Day

March 13th, 2017 Pets

Service members have relied on canine comrades since the beginning of organized warfare, but it wasn’t until March 13, 1942, when the United States Army began training dogs for the newly established War Dog Program, or “K-9 Corps” that they became a critical part of the armed forces. To commemorate the original launch of the […]

American Humane and Chicken Soup for the Soul Serve Up a Heaping Helping of Pet Food to SBK Animal Control Center

March 3rd, 2017 Pets

Today, American Humane and Chicken Soup for the Soul made a special delivery of food and love to the SBK Animal Control Center in Kingsport, Tennessee. The two organizations worked together to present the animal control center with 3,230 pounds of premium, all-natural Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food. The donation is part of […]

Bak Bravely Served Our Country

February 23rd, 2017 Pets

Like their human counterparts, lifesaving military dogs can sustain serious and lasting wounds on the battlefield and often suffer health challenges in their retirements. To ensure that these courageous canines receive the veterinary attention and care they richly deserve, American Humane awards financial grants to provide treatment to military dogs in need. One of these […]

Zoetis adds support for American Humane’s Wags4Patriots and Emergency Veterinary Grants for Military Dogs programs

February 9th, 2017 Pets

Zoetis, the leading animal health company, announced the expansion of its K-9 Courage™ Program this week to support two American Humane initiatives benefiting military dogs and service dogs that assist veterans: the Wags4Patriots program that helps provide service dogs for veterans who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS), and the Emergency Veterinary Grants for Military Dogs […]

American Humane and Chicken Soup for the Soul Serve Up a Heaping Helping of Pet Food to Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA

January 27th, 2017 Pets

Today, American Humane and Chicken Soup for the Soul made a very special delivery—the two organizations worked together to present the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA, in Pasadena, CA, with 3,741 pounds of premium, all-natural Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food. The donation, which is the second of two shipments, is part of an […]

Dolphin Quest Officially Humane Certified™ by American Humane Conservation Program

January 18th, 2017 Pets

American Humane is thrilled to announce that Dolphin Quest has passed a rigorous third-party audit to achieve certification under the global American Humane Conservation program. Dolphin Quest, which operates two locations in Hawaii, on the Big Island and Oahu, and one in Bermuda, joins an elite group of fewer than a dozen institutions worldwide to […]

Paws for Laughter: Comedy Fundraiser to Benefit American Humane Rescue Program

January 10th, 2017 Pets

The American Humane Rescue program had quite the busy year in 2016—from deployments in West Virginia, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Louisiana, to large-scale animal cruelty cases, our team was on the front lines protecting animals and saving lives in times of crisis. In support of American Humane Rescue’s lifesaving work, Paws for Laughter, a Los […]

Meet 2016 Guide/Hearing Dog “Hook”!

December 30th, 2016 Pets

For thousands of years, dogs have protected us, comforted us, and given us their unconditional love. Now, once again, thanks to a national effort capturing the hearts and minds of millions of dog-loving Americans, it’s time to recognize the remarkable ways our best friends improve – and even save – our lives. On October 28 […]