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.
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.”
Urban Paws Magazine recently featured an interview with American Dog Rescue Foundation founder Arthur E. Benjamin, corresponding with the launch of “For the Love of Dogs” TV show in the Houston market on KUGB/Channel 28.2. The show airs Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Click here to read the full Urban Paws interview
American Dog Rescue founder Arthur E. Benjamin and Kimberly Jenkins from Education & Animal Rescue Society (EARS) made an appearance on “Texas Living” today with a very special dog. Sea Lion is a canine ambassador working to bring awareness to the need to end the dog meat trade in Southeast Asia. His mother was killed as a part of this illegal and savage trade. American Dog Rescue, Soi Dog and EARS have partnered in helping get this very special dog from Thailand all the way to his forever home in Australia – with Dallas serving as his six-month temporary home in the meantime. For Sea Lion’s full story, check out this blog post. To watch his appearance today with Arthur and Kimberly on “Texas Living,” click the links below. http://www.ktxdtv.com/story/20553891/sea-lion?clienttype=generic&mobilecgbypass
Dallas culture, society and and lifestyle publication GrandLuxe has highlighted the philanthropic efforts of Arthur E. Benjamin in its December issue. To check out the full article, please click here.