Jupiter, FL – July 21, 2014 – PAWS2HELP, a privately-run, not-for-profit veterinary clinic which has struggled to add locations since its establishment will soon open its second facility in Jupiter. The original PAWS2HELP location was founded in West Palm Beach by Eve Van Engel nearly 20 years ago as a means to provide high-quality, low-cost care for animals in need. After a number of temporary locations, the organization, which has outgrown a 12,500 sq. ft. facility at 2061 Indian Road, West Palm Beach, will soon start seeing “patients” at its new Jupiter facility in the Seagrape Plaza, E. Indian Town Road. “Thanks to the efforts of long-time PAWS2HELP supporter and nationally recognized animal advocate, Arthur Benjamin, we are able to open this second facility and continue to provide affordable care to anyone with an animal in need,” said Ms. Van Engel. “Arthur, who has provided financial support for our organization without recognition, needs to be acknowledged for his efforts in helping get this new facility off the ground and creating awareness of the need for such clinics not only in South Florida but nationwide and to that end he is interested in helping establish a third clinic in the very near future.” Benjamin, a noted philanthropist, is the founder of American Dog Rescue www.americandogrescue.org, which provides homes for abandoned pets, bringing home our canine heroes from Iraq and Afghanistan, saving and expanding animal shelters, closing down puppy mills and other activities with the best interests of animals in mind. Like the West Palm facility, the new Jupiter PAWS2HELP location will provide a full suite of veterinary services at highly reduced prices. For example, a surgery that might cost $3,000 at a private veterinary facility would cost approximately one-thousand at PAWS 2 HELP. It’s like treating three pets for the price of one. “Clearly our goal is not to compete with private veterinary practices,” stressed Ms. Van Engel. “Statistics show that 90 percent of the people who use a vet, love their vet and the convenience of location and special treatment they receive. Visitors to PAWS2HELP need to understand they will most […]
The Humane Society of the United States celebrated its 60th anniversary with a gala event June 28 in Washington, D.C. Actor Ben Stein hosted the event, which was also attended by HSUS CEO Wayne Pacelle, “Walking Dead” actor Jon Bernthal and American Dog Rescue founder Arthur E. Benjamin. The event raised more than $500,000 for animal causes, including a donation from ADR and Benjamin that provided all necessary funds to open a Humane Society International office in Vietnam. The event also marked Pacelle’s 10th anniversary as CEO of HSUS, the premiere organization for effecting positive change for animals throughout the United States. “The Humane Society of the United States does everything effectively,” Benjamin said. “To be able to fund the HSI office in Vietnam is a dream come true for me, as I know the newly established office will do much in the to region to help save rhinos and stem consumption of dog meat, which has long been part of the local diet.”
Hope was restored to approximately 120 dogs and four parrots this week, as American Dog Rescue Foundation and Animal Rescue Corps joined forces to raid the puppy mill that had caused these animals so much pain. Moms and babies of assorted small breeds were kept in living deplorable conditions, including being stuck in the heat in tiny, filthy cages without proper access to food and water. The animals won’t have to suffer any longer, and will have their opportunity to be adopted to loving families. “I’m always proud to team up with Scotlund Haisley and Animal Rescue Corps to support the great work the do,” ADR founder Arthur E. Benjamin said. “It’s particularly gratifying when we can contribute to shutting down a shameful operation such as this one. We won’t rest until puppy mills are shut down nationwide.” Read more about the rescue in the full news release on Animal Rescue Corps’ blog here. “Animals have been suffering from various untreated illnesses on this property for an extended period of time. The conditions were very typical of a puppy mill where animals are treated as nothing more than breeding machines,” ARC President Scotlund Haisley said. “A lot of suffering ended here today and I commend Page County Sheriff’s Office, Animal Control, and County Attorney for acting quickly and working with Animal Rescue Corps to save these lives.” For more coverage of this massive rescue effort, check out local news station NBC Washington’s story here.
This is a profile from our “You Rescue Me” contest, which ran in early 2014. This particular entry won second prize, a $500 donation to paws4people / paws4vets. Hi! My name is Jack and I want to tell you about my dog Caylie. When I was really little, a mean woman shook me and hurt my brain. I could no longer walk or talk and I was very sad. I found a new family though and have lots of safe love now. When I was about six, my Mom and Dad heard about paws4people from a friend at church. They applied for a service dog to help me and I got one! My sweet Caylie has been with us for four years now and she rescued me big time! With her help and love, I can go anywhere and talk to people and always feel safe. I’m the kid with the cool dog and we rock! Thanks paws4people. I love you!
American Dog Rescue Foundation founder Arthur E. Benjamin and co-host / ADR “Chief Canine Officer” Bandit are taking their act to primetime. The canine-loving duo has been hosting “For the Love of Dogs” TV show in the Dallas area for more than two years. They’re now proud to announce they’re teaming up on a new primetime mini-show, “America’s Best Tails.” The three-minute weekly show will air every Thursday at 7:57 p.m. on KTXA TV 21 in Dallas, beginning tonight. American Dog Rescue supporters outside the DFW area can catch the new YouTube version every week on the show’s brand new website: AmericasBestTails.com The weekly magazine-format show focuses on canine causes, news and features. It also features interviews with leaders in the dog welfare community, the latest products for dogs, new animal shelters around the country, footage from dog rescues and special guest dogs. To learn more, as well as view recent and archived episodes online, please visit http://americasbesttails.com. American Dog Rescue Foundation (www.americandogrescue.org) 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 is committed to finding a home for every adoptable dog in the United States. American Dog Rescue places 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 888-926-0815. KTXA TV 21 is a CBS affiliate with local news and weather in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. It has one of the largest local audiences in the market, thereby allowing ADR to reach even more dog lovers in primetime.
This is a profile from our “You Rescue Me” contest, which ran in early 2014. This particular entry won first prize, a $1000 donation to Ruff Start Rescue. It started with a phone call and 4 words: “I know this dog.” This beautiful unloved, unappreciated dog had already been abused and dumped by the time she was five months old. I spent years working through her behavior issues and teaching her to love and trust again. What I didn’t realize was that through all of my work with her she was teaching me how to love and trust again too. Cara was with me through a rough divorce, saw me struggle through but succeed through school and was my rock when I had a rough day at the hospital. Even when she was diagnosed with a life ending cancer and given a month to live she rescued me from the tough decision of when to let her go when she climbed in my lap on mother’s day 2010 and said her final goodbye. It ended with “I know this dog” I know this dog was the light of my life that showed me to never give up and no matter what is thrown at you in life you can always lean on unconditional love.
The Arthur E. Benjamin Foundation (AEBF) and American Dog Rescue (ADR), The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and Sundays Hunt are proud to present the second annual “Wags To Wishes” gala, featuring keynote speaker Jill Rappaport and benefitting the Humane Society of Utah (HSU), in Salt Lake City June 7. Ms. Hunt has dedicated much of her life to animal rescue in Utah and beyond, and currently serves as the Utah State Director for HSUS. Ms. Rappaport is an NBC news reporter and Today Show correspondent, also well known for her work as an animal advocate. ”Good Day Utah” personalities Kerri Cronk and Dan Evans will serve as MCs for the gala, which will be held at The Garden Place, 2601 E. Sunnyside Ave. All proceeds of the event will directly benefit the animals HSU serves, including food, shelter, medication, vaccines, sterilization surgeries, humane education and investigations of animal cruelty and abuse. “The Humane Society of Utah is a top-notch organization doing important animal rescue work every day,” Arthur E. Benjamin, founder of AEBF and ADR, says. “I’m pleased to be joined by HSUS and Sundays Hunt in supporting this event that will raise critical funds to further their important mission.” For more information on this event, or to register to attend, please click here.
This is a profile from our “You Rescue Me” contest, which ran in early 2014. This particular entry won third prize, a $250 donation to HELP Humane Society in Belton, Missouri. Dakota came into my life from a rescue organization, to live with me and three cats. I have worked most of my adult life for a home of my own and once here, had it broken into twice within a year, once when I was home. I became afraid to come home at night, and was in fear of giving up my home. Dakota changed all that, and now we all live in peace and comfort knowing he (and his rescued sister) are always on the job.
American Dog Rescue founder Arthur E. Benjamin’s favorite sidekick is ready to step into the national spotlight as the hero dog he is. But, we need your help! Please click here to visit the Hero Dog Awards voting site and vote for Bandit ONCE EACH DAY from now until June 6. If Bandit finishes top 3 in his category of “Emerging Hero Dogs,” he will become a semifinalist. Here’s more from Arthur about all the ways Bandit is his hero: Bandit is first an ordinary dog with extraordinary story and the canine talent of unconditional love of a human, me. Bandit is also a rescue dog. When I first heard about him, he was slated for a wheel-chair for life at Tsu Zoo Rescue of Plano, TX, having been born with back legs at birth that just didn’t work, a lack of function from poor-breeding. I took him on as part if my work saving dogs at American Dog Rescue and we transported him to Texas A & M Veterinary College for juvenile diagnosis. We discovered that he could be rehabbed and he was, regaining use of his rear legs and progressing in his name from “Scooter” to “Tiny Tim” to “Bandit” as he learned to walk, run and play. Little did I know God’s plan for Bandit & myself. In my work with paws4people and paws4vets as their advisory board chair, I learned about my own need for a service dog like Bandit (as a result of 24/7 vigilance for three plus years with my late wife as she passed away from an aggressive and very destructive breast cancer).Strangely no one would adopt him as cute as he was. We went four months looking for a home but no takers… so I began to train him as a service dog for PTSD or MST disorder, hoping to give him to a veteran who deserved this little fellow… but he was small and no one really wanted him; they wanted bigger dogs like labs and goldens. He became my constant companion and bonded with me. So, Bandit is now also […]
Big Red, the great-looking (and very friendly) Chow Chow shown above, is getting a much-deserved second chance, but we need your help to make his happy ending possible. Our friend Blake of ResQPet does amazing work on the front lines saving dogs like on a daily basis, but he needs more funds to help cover the costs of pulling this great dog from the shelter, transport, veterinary care and more. American Dog Rescue has stepped up to contribute a portion of the funds needed for Big Red—please join us by visiting our donations page, making a donation and typing “Big Red” in the optional comments box. Or, if you’re interested in fostering or adopting Big Red, please give us a call at 888-926-0815. Thank you in advance for your generosity. If we all work together saving one dog at a time, we can one day accomplish our mission of “No Dog Without A Home.”