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American Dog Rescue Set To Sponsor Upcoming “Celebrating Animals/Confronting Cruelty” Event In Miami

Friday, March 27 marks the inaugural celebration of a great new fundraising event in Miami, Florida. American Dog Rescue and its founder Arthur E. Benjamin are proud to join with the Humane Society of the United States for “Celebrating Animals/Confronting Cruelty: Miami.” The event will benefit HSUS and help support the rescue, care, placement and rehoming of thousands of animals every year in South Florida neighborhoods, as well as across the country. “HSUS events are always first-class and raise huge amounts of funding and awareness for crucial animal welfare causes,” Benjamin said. “This event will certainly be no exception.” The event will take place at 9703 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, Florida.

American Dog Rescue Sponsors Humane Society Of The United States Event To Stop Puppy Mills

  This evening, The Humane Society of the United States will host its “To the Rescue! From Cruelty to Kindness” event at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida. The annual event raises funds and support for The HSUS’s Stop Puppy Mills Campaign.   American Dog Rescue Founder Arthur E. Benjamin, also a National Council Member for HSUS, is proud to sponsor this event in one of his “home base” cities.   “To take part in an event benefitting such an important national organization right here in South Florida is an honor,” Benjamin said. “And of course it’s ultimately all about the animals we’ll help save.”

You Rescue Me Profile: Piper Helps Neal With His PTSD

This is a profile from our “You Rescue Me” contest, which ran in early 2014: Neal’s entry on behalf of paws4people / paws4vets. Hello! My name is Neal and I would like to tell everyone about my dog Piper. He is a Golden Retriever that is helping to change my life. In 2007 I had to retire from my job as a Paramedic after 23 years of service, diagnosed with PTSD. Piper has been a great help. He is always there when I need him day or night, helping to change my life. I’m now able go places after several years of staying at home. He knows when I become distracted with flashbacks and breaks my concentration, makes me meet others and guards me when I need it. All I need to say is thank God for him and Paws4People.

Help American Dog Rescue Save Tiger!

We’re pleased to bring an amazing fundraising project to our dog-loving supporters this holiday season. The amazing and beautiful dog pictured above needs our help! Tiger is a three-year-old, brindle and fawn colored Boxer who unfortunately has Mast Cell Cancer. The cancer is spreading quickly and will continue to do so unless we intervene. Therefore, American Dog Rescue is asking for your help to save Tiger by providing the surgery he so desperately needs. The fundraising goal is $3,500, with American Dog Rescue advancing the necessary funds for Tiger’s immediate medical needs while we ask supporters to help donate to his fundraising goal. Will you join us in helping this deserving dog? Please click here or on the “donate now!” button below to make your tax-deductible contribution to this worthy cause.  

American Dog Rescue Provides Resources For Groundbreaking Canine Neurosurgery At Washington State University Vet Hospital

PULLMAN, Wash., Nov. 24, 2014 — For the first time, a surgical team of world-class veterinarians performed an innovative brain surgery procedure last week known as transsphenoidal hypophysectomy, saving the life of a ten-year-old boxer named Anna suffering from an aggressive form of tumor growth. While such surgery is now becoming common for humans, it is truly groundbreaking for a canine. American Dog Rescue founder Arthur Benjamin provided the necessary resources for the operation after doctors determined that Annawas suffering from an aggressive form of Cushing’s Disease, a common condition in older dogs that occurs when a tumor grows near the pituitary gland, impacting adrenal gland functionality. This ground-breaking operation would not have been possible without ADR’s critical funding. Mr. Benjamin, a well-known and successful entrepreneur and philanthropist, spends his time between Salt Lake City, Dallas, and Boca Raton. He is a leader in these cities and nationally in numerous non-profits that support animal rights and the welfare of homeless pets, breast cancer and the education of inner-city kids. “Finding innovative ways to prolong the lives of animals with improvements in their quality of life is important to me,” said Mr. Benjamin. “This operation is a ground-breaking procedure that will serve to help thousands of animals suffering from Cushing’s Disease.” Dr. Tina Owen of Washington State University Vet Hospital said this particular surgery was really a challenge but very successful. “This is a surgery performed to remove a tumor from the pituitary fossa usually originating from the pituitary gland,” Dr. Owen explained. “The pituitary fossa is approached through the mouth via an incision in the soft palate to gain access to the basisphenoid bone and pituitary fossa.  This surgery is technically challenging and post-operative recovery requires extremely close monitoring.” This surgery was the only remaining option to prolong Anna’s life. Poodles, Boston Terriers, Dachshunds, and Boxers have the highest incidence of the disease. The success of Anna’s surgical approach brings new hope for dogs throughout the world plagued with this life-threatening ailment. “It was the joint efforts of Internist Melissa Tucker (Utah Veterinary Center), renowned Oncologist Nick Bacon (University of FloridaVeterinary College, Gainesville) and the Texas A&M team that identified and did their due diligence to find a solution to the unique and complex issues Anna faced,” ADR Founder Arthur E. Benjamin said. “Together, this group of […]

Salt Lake County Council To Hold Inauguration, Nov. 25 For 100-Pound Boxer “Tex” Elected “Canine Mayor”

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 24, 2014 — Mayor Ben McAdams and Salt Lake County Animal Services recently announced the election results of last month’s “Canine Mayor” campaign. Tex, the candidate supported by American Dog Rescue, raised more than $7,500 and won the top seat. The new Deputy Canine Mayor of Salt Lake County is CeCe, a three and a half year old mini Golden Doodle. Both will be sworn in during a special ceremony at Tuesday’s Salt Lake County Council meeting. “I look forward to having the company of Salt Lake County’s first canine mayor or deputy mayor when I’m out at community events,” said Mayor McAdams. “I know Tex and CeCe will be excellent advocates for all of our community’s furry friends.” A total of 14 canine residents of Salt Lake County participated in the election. While “caninedates” had to be Salt Lake Countyresidents, voters could live anywhere in the world. More than 1,500 people cast their votes and donated $1 or more to benefit Salt Lake County Animal Service’s Injured Animal Fund. Tex, as a death-row rescue and longtime Sandy, Utah resident, is the perfect fit for representing his furry constituents and bringing attention to animal welfare and homelessness, said Mr. Arthur Benjamin, ADR Founder. Mr. Benjamin, a well-known and successful entrepreneur and philanthropist, spends his time between Salt Lake City, Dallas, and Boca Raton. He is a leader in these cities and nationally in numerous non-profits that support animal rights and the welfare of homeless pets, breast cancer and the education of inner-city kids. The campaign itself was also a huge fundraising success, generating a total of $23,080 that will support animals in the most dire conditions, said Mr. Benjamin. According to Mike Reberg, Director of Salt Lake County Animal Services, “This is one of the most successful fundraisers ever held by our agency. The money raised for the Injured Animal Fund is going to help hundreds of injured and ill animals that find themselves in our care.” Tex and CeCe will serve a two-year term and attend special events with Mayor McAdams. 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 places […]

CNN Hero Of The Year Pen Farthing Receives American Dog Rescue Foundation Humanitarian Award At Humane Society Of The United States To The Rescue! New York Benefit November 21

Pen Farthing, Founder of Nowzad Dog Rescue in Afghanistan and recipient of the 2014 CNN “Hero of the Year Award” received American Dog Rescue Foundation’s 2014 Humanitarian Award Friday night while attending the Humane Society of The United States’ To the Rescue! New York in New York City, Nov. 21. Proceeds from the event, which was held at Cipriani on 42nd Street, benefit HSUS’ ongoing, national animal rescue efforts. Farthing has done a vast amount of work reuniting military service members and their animals from across the globe. American Dog Rescue’s most notable collaboration with Nowzad culminated in November 2011 with a reunion event at JFK Airport in New York City, garnering national news coverage from multiple outlets, including a touching segment on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. “ADR’s work with Pen and Nowzad Dog Rescue has reunited dozens of U.S. soldiers with their canine and feline companion and service animals over the past four years. I have never met a military member more determined and dedicated to the human/animal bond,” Benjamin said. “If there ever was a Divine Calling, Pen heard it and serves it without question and with excellence.” Mr. Farthing, a former British Marine, broke up a dog fight and wound up with a lifetime calling in rescuing the dogs and cats of Afghanistan that befriend military service members in the field of war. His mission, further manifested in the work of Nowzad, is to reunite these animals with “their people” once the soldiers have returned home. “I can only hope his attendance at this event bodes well for increased attention to the amazing work of service animals worldwide,” said Eric Bernthal, HSUS Chairman of the Board. 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 […]


Livingston, TN – American Dog Rescue Foundation has once again contributed to a successful raid and rescue in collaboration with Animal Rescue Corps—the second time this month! Animal Rescue Corps (ARC) assisted the Overton County Sheriff’s Department today in the rescue of twelve dogs, six horses and one cat found living in neglectful conditions in Livingston, TN, about an hour and half east of Nashville. All of the animals were surrendered by the property owner to Animal Rescue Corps. According to the Animal Rescue Corps, all seven of the adult German Shepherds were emaciated, had inadequate shelter and no food or water. All of the dogs were chained to trees or posts with only dilapidated wooden or plastic crates on the ground for shelter. The five puppies from two litters, approximately 4 and 5 weeks old, were living outdoors in freezing temperatures. Three puppies were emaciated and would likely not have lived through the night. Horses on the property were found living in inadequate conditions, standing in several inches of mud without any food or water. The cat was very thin and suffering from anemia and internal parasites. “There wasn’t a morsel of food on the property,” said ARC President Scotlund Haisley. “No dog food, no hay or grass, and no water. The dogs were desperate and eating their own feces. I’m thankful that the property owner surrendered 100% of the animals so we could act quickly to save them.” This case began when ARC received a tip concerning the alleged neglect of the animals. Documentation brought by ARC to the Overton County Sheriff’s Department revealed several animal cruelty code violations. “We take animal neglect very seriously in this county and sometimes people get in over their heads and can longer care for their animals,” said Chief Tim Poore of the Overton County Sheriff’s Department. “I’m just glad there are rescue groups like Animal Rescue Corps who can step up and help the animals who are suffering.” ARC safely removed the animals from the property and transported the dogs and cat to an emergency shelter already set up by ARC […]

Sierra, Pregnant Stray From Mexico, Gives Birth To Happy, Healthy Pups

We recently had the opportunity to help out with a worthy (and outrageously CUTE) situation of dogs in need. Our friends at St. Martin Animal Foundation took in Sierra, a pregnant stray found wandering the streets of Mexico. Because of the combined efforts of St. Martin, American Dog Rescue and others, this was a happy ending for not just one amazing dog, but had an impact on FIVE special furry friends, all of whom can now be adopted out to loving homes. Thank you for your continued support of American Dog Rescue. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help us keep creating fairytale endings like this one.


Humboldt, TN – American Dog Rescue (ADR) founder Arthur E. Benjamin knew it was meant to be the moment everything came together. “We’ve made tons of rescue connections in the past and funded many puppy mill shutdowns, but this was the perfect storm of chipping in with both a substantial amount of funding AND a shelter that agreed to house every single one of the dogs until they find loving homes,” Arthur said. Animal Rescue Corps (ARC) did what they do best: shut down a Tennessee puppy mill with assistance from the Gibson County Sheriff’s Office in the rescue of approximately 100 dogs found living in extremely neglectful conditions at a breeding facility at a home about two hours west of Nashville. All of the animals were seized by the Gibson County Sheriff’s Office. Tri-County Animal Rescue in Boca Raton, Florida (one of ADR’s all-time favorite shelters to partner with and donate to) agreed to house the animals, all of whom will be available soon for adoption to loving homes. All told, ADR chipped in $5,000 of the $15,000 needed for the rescue effort, plus the invaluable no-kill shelter connection. Adult dogs and newborn litters of puppies of a variety of small breeds were found crowded into small crates and pens, exposed to extremely high levels of ammonia and without access to adequate water. The dogs were suffering from untreated, painful eye infections, respiratory conditions, dental issues, severe matting that limited their mobility and vision, and urine-soaked, feces-caked fur. “The conditions were very typical of a puppy mill, where animals live in deplorable conditions and are treated as nothing more than breeding machines. These dogs have been suffering from various untreated illnesses on this property for a very long time,” said ARC President Scotlund Haisley. “A lot of suffering ended here today and I commend the Gibson County Sheriff’s Office for acting quickly and working with Animal Rescue Corps to save these lives.” This case began when ARC received a tip concerning the alleged neglect of the dogs. Documentation brought by ARC to the Gibson County Sheriff’s Office revealed several violations of county and state animal cruelty codes. “Gibson County takes allegations of animal […]

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