When you think of charities, how often do you associate them with the American Humane Association? Well, if not, then you should.
The American Humane Association, or the AHA, takes time and action to help animals and their human companions on many fronts on a day-to-day basis. Some of their charitable acts include:
· Helping to bring Military Working Dogs, MWDs, home from war the same as the human soldiers. The AHA believes in not only ensuring their safe return, but repatriating them as veterans after they retire.
· 2014 Hero Dog Awards. The AHA puts on this annual benefit to recognize dogs of service and how they help their human companions. They even enlist human stars to help broadcast the great works so that the dogs get the necessary awareness that they deserve!
· Because of their charitable works, the AHA has been recognized as the “Top-Rated Charity” by CharityWatch from the American Institute of Philanthropy. They even won the gold participation level from GuideStar USA. The award is a leading symbol of transparency and accountability in the philanthropic world!
· A portion of the AHA is their Red Star® teams. The teams do a variety of things including participating in various adoption events like the recent Mega Adoption Event held in New Jersey and attended by the Red Star Northeast Response Team. These events tend to bring together a group of cute, cuddly, adoptable animals from several local shelters to gain recognition and attempt to get as many of them forever, loving homes as possible.
· Dr. Donald Hoenig, a renowned veterinarian, joined the AHA as their Chief Veterinary Advisor for their Humane Heartland™ program. Due to this, he and the AHA will bring a brighter future to at least one billion American farm animals.
· Pet Life Radio Show. This show helps promote animals and brings attention to various pet-related issues thanks to the participation of featured guests that draw audiences thanks to their famous backgrounds. Various individuals such as Lea Black of “The Real Housewives of Miami,” Alison Eastwood, actress and famed animal advocate, Donald and Lisa Pliner, famous shoe designers and David Backes, NHL Hockey Star, have all had spots on the show. This awareness is positive and keeps attentions focused on animal issues that matter.
· Their Grand Magazine helps the AHA help both animals and children by lending advice, tips, and other benefits family members can use. This magazine is FREE to all of their supporters.
· By partnering with organizations such as MetLife Auto & Home®, the AHA is able to offer their supporters great deals on your insurance needs through low rates and special discounts.
These are but a few examples of the great works that the American Humane Association provides to all living species. Their charitable hearts have taken them the distance – and they plan to continue!