American Dog Rescue Foundation was well represented Sunday during The Humane Society of Utah’s “Hope for the Holidays” telethon on Salt Lake City’s Fox 13 News, as Founder Arthur E. Benjamin and “Chief Canine Officer” Bandit were both in attendance. The event featured many heartwarming videos and interviews, as well as generated more than $100,000 in funding for an organization that helps homeless and abused companion animals in Salt Lake City and beyond. “I’m always thrilled to do this event for The Humane Society of Utah,” Arthur said. “I’m proud to claim Utah as one of my homes and to work closely with an organization I know is doing such important work for animals in need.”
Arthur E. Benjamin and American Dog Rescue Foundation were proud to sponsor the Tri County Humane Society’s Whiskey Bent Hootenanny at The Sonoma House in Boca Raton November 15. The event included dogs available for adoption at the event, as well as plenty of other excitement. “I’ve always been impressed with the amount of work the Tri County Humane Society does for our pets in the South Florida area,” said Benjamin. “Contributing to their annual fundraiser and pet adoption event is something I am proud to do. My international efforts in saving dogs combined with campaigns across our fine country first begins at home. And for me, I am proud to call South Florida one of my homefronts.”
American Dog Rescue Foundation founder Arthur E. Benjamin and “Chief Canine Officer” Bandit paid a visit to the Utah State Senate last week. The duo hoped to garner support for higher penalties for animal abuse and cock fighting, and to put an end to use of gas chambers in the state for euthanasia. “Being invited to stand at the front of the awe inspiring chamber was breathtaking for both Bandit and myself,” Arthur said. “I’m glad Bandit and I were able to stop by and increase awareness to the need for this important focus for future legislation in Utah.”
American Dog Rescue Foundation served as a “Rhinestone Cowboy Sponsor” at Collin County Humane Society’s Boot Scootin’ Pet Benefit on October 26. The event raised nearly $85,000, which will be applied toward building a new adoption facility for CCHS in 2016. Learn more about the great work Collin County Humane Society does for animals in North Texas on their website here.
NRH2O Family Water Park in North Richland Hills, Texas went to the dogs September 21, as American Dog Rescue Foundation sponsored the Wags & Waves event. The annual event benefits North Texas rescue animal organizations like Dallas Companion Animal Project, Feral Friends, Legacy Boxer Rescue, Cat Matchers and DFW Rescue Me. “Sponsoring events that benefit animal rescue is always worthy of our investment,” American Dog Rescue founder Arthur E. Benjamin said. “But when an event is also this much FUN, it’s an added bonus. Great to see everyone out with their furry friends.”
World famous portrait artist Maciej Maga honored Arthur E. Benjamin and his work saving dogs across the globe with a life-size oil painting Wednesday night to an audience of friends and local and international civic and business leaders from as far away as Abu Dhabi, UAE. Maga has hundreds of commissions to his name, including international leaders and statesmen like Pope John Paul II, Prince Albert of Monaco, President Ronald Reagan and U.S. astronaut Buzz Aldrin. Maga shared with the group that he was particularly moved by this painting because of Arthur’s love for animals and his work in the community and across the globe. Benjamin, an executive producer of the recently released film “JOBS” and an international entrepreneur who joined Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the US Entrepreneurial Mission to Indonesia in 2011, has founded dozens of companies in Texas and across the nation. Benjamin was completely surprised by the content of the painting which captures the essence of his relationship with canines. Mr. Benjamin’s canine projects are as varied as bringing 18 dogs from Afghanistan home to their returned U.S. soldiers in recognition of their service, to saving a pup from the Thai meat-trade and fostering it in Texas before re-homing it in Melborne, Australia, to leading an organization that trains several hundred service dogs for disabled troops returning to the US. He is the founder of American Dog Rescue based in Dallas, and also the host of “For The Love Of Dogs,” a weekly TV show which airs in Dallas and Houston. Guests attending the event included Ahmed Al Sarkal, managing director of Flag Holdings, UAE who is one of Benjamin’s business partners, Sundays Hunt, a state director of the Humane Society of the United States, and Michael Cain, Benjamin’s partner in Trinity Film Fund and who fostered Arthur’s multi-year involvement and sponsorship of The Dallas Film Festival.
MOORE, Okla., May 22, 2013 Executive and philanthropist Arthur E. Benjamin today announced the national launch of celebrity social media campaign with Melissa Rivers and Actress Taryn Manning to raise much needed funds for animal rescue efforts and disaster relief in Moore, OK. Benjamin will match a portion of funds collected on www.AnimalTornadoRelief.com and donate to the Central Oklahoma Humane Society. “The disasters that struck Moore Oklahoma are emotionally shattering,” said Benjamin. “And while immediate efforts are being made on the ground to rescue animals in danger, recover lost animals, reunite families with their pets and rebuild the community, I can’t help but take action on what needs to be done. The awe of the situation struck the hearts of Americans, which is why it is so powerful that an ADRF fundraising campaign with Melissa Rivers and Taryn Manning be launched so people from around the country can find ways help – big or small. Through the unwavering efforts of the Central Oklahoma Humane Society and the American Dog Rescue Foundation, there is no doubt that we will make a difference in the aftermath of this devastation. Never has one click been so meaningful to thousands of lives – both animal and human.” The funds raised from the celebrity campaign will assist to alleviate the costs accumulated from the immediate actions taken during the disaster relief including but not limited to staff, material and supply costs. In 2011, Benjamin was instrumental in the disaster relief efforts in Joplin, MO, launching a national campaign to support the local animal rescue and recovery teams and provide immediate onsite emergency shelter and veterinary medicine. In conjunction with Joplin Animal Control, the Humane Society of Missouri, Humane Society of the United States and The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) Benjamin’s call to action supported the operation of shelters for homeless persons and their pets to ensure that as many animals as possible received necessary and prompt attention. For more information on the American Dog Rescue Foundation fundraising efforts for Moore, OK, visit the American Dog Rescue Foundation page www.AnimalTornadoRelief.com. […]
American Dog Rescue Foundation founder Arthur E. Benjamin stopped by “D: The Broadcast” in Dallas to discuss ADRF’s many efforts to help soldiers with post-traumatic stress and other combat-related conditions. Arthur brought Bandit along for the ride as well, and helped explain the value he’s seen in having Bandit as a service dog in his own life. Click here to view the full segment.
Deborah Hoffman was featured this month in the Houston Chronicle, highlighting her passion of rescuing dogs from the so-called “Corridor of Cruelty” in Houston through the Corridor Rescue organization. Her recent appearance on American Dog Rescue’s “For the Love of Dogs” TV show can be seen here:
Things are certainly looking up for sweet little Roxy, recently rescued from death row at the Forth Worth Animal Shelter. Roxy’s new mama Kelly found her on a website of death row dogs and knew she had to do something. The trek from Texas to New York took some time, as well as financial support. American Dog Rescue Foundation gladly chipped in to help create this happy ending. She was a bit nervous on the ride home but was kissing me all the way,” proud mama Kelly said. “Her way of saying thank you I believe.”