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Animal Rescue Corps Completes Back-to-Back Lifesaving Missions with Help from Philanthropist Arthur E. Benjamin

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Animal Rescue Corps Completes Back-to-Back Lifesaving Missions with Help from Philanthropist Arthur E. Benjamin

Arthur E. Benjamin and American Dog Rescue Foundations contributes to emergency animal rescue missions across North America

Delray Beach, FL (June 25, 2012) – Arthur E. Benjamin and American Dog Rescue Foundations contributed to the rescue of 16 animals from dismal living conditions at a puppy mill located in the Arizona desert and salvaging 20 large, mixed-breed dogs from a hoarding situation in an apartment in Longueuil, a suburb of Montréal all in a matter of days.

“Assisting ARC in this rescue is a no-brainer for me. I feel obligated to help the organization travel cross-country for these back-to-back rescue missions to ensure these animals find safe homes,” says Benjamin. “It is compelling to see how many lives this initiative has changed in a mere ten days.”

The Canadian dogs will immediately be transported to the following placement partners: East Coast German Shepherd Rescue in Nova Scotia; Birch Haven Rescue & Rehabilitation Services, New Beginnings Pet Rescue, and Hopeful Hearts in Ontario; Jersey Shore Animal Center in New Jersey; and the Humane Society of Berks County in Pennsylvania.

“ARC will have traveled more than 3,000 miles before these back-to-back rescues are complete. We were in Arizona when we received the call from Canada to help and we didn’t hesitate to jump on board,” said ARC President Scotlund Haisley. “These sweet dogs have been living in cramped quarters without individualized attention for far too long. Some have unaddressed medical conditions. Today they start their new lives and will immediately get the care they need and soon be loved family members.”

On May 27, while investigating a separate cruelty report in Arizona, ARC responded to an immediate opportunity to rescue 15 dogs and one rabbit from a dilapidated Bullmastiff puppy mill located outside of Safford, AZ, about two hours northeast of Tucson. Acting quickly, Haisley and his team of volunteers gathered the necessary equipment and supplies and drove from Texas to Arizona to set up a temporary shelter to house the animals until they were transported to placement partners in Arizona, Texas, and Louisiana where they will soon be available for adoption. Placement partners include American Bullmastiff Association, Little Rascals Rescue, and Save the Giants.

Financial sponsors of both the Arizona and Canada rescue missions include the BISSELL Pet Foundation, The Arthur E. Benjamin Foundation, and American Dog Rescue in addition to the invaluable support of local volunteers for helping make these rescue missions possible.

For more information on ARC and their animal rescue initiatives, please visit www.animalrescuecorps.org.

American Dog Rescue Foundation (ADRF) is a tax-exempt, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to finding a home for every adoptable dog in the United States. American Dog Rescue Foundation is committed to placing healthy dogs in permanent homes that are the right fit for the animal and its family. Donations can be made by visiting www.americandogrescue.org/donate or calling (801) 944-3023.

The Arthur E. Benjamin Foundation is a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt organization created to assist the building and growth of other foundations through leadership, management, marketing, and public relations. Established by Delray Beach business leader and philanthropist Arthur E. Benjamin, the Foundation’s core focus is to make a meaningful difference in the lives of children and animals, support young adults through educational efforts, and aid women in breast cancer recovery. For more information, please visit www.arthurebenjamin.com.

Animal Rescue Corps (ARC) is a non-profit animal protection organization that takes direct action by conducting rescues of animals who fall victim to abuse and natural disaster, creating public awareness of animal suffering and offering training and assessments for animal shelters, professionals and volunteers. The establishing members of Animal Rescue Corps (ARC) have more than 40 years of collective experience in animal protection. Founded by Scotlund Haisley, a 20-year veteran in this field, ARC provides expert animal protection services throughout the U.S. and beyond. For more information, please visit www.animalrescuecorps.org.

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