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. […]
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.”
Arthur E. Benjamin, inspired by an urgent plea from best-selling Author Dennis Lehane, will assist in the search for beloved furry family member, Tessa BROOKLINE, MA (January 8, 2013) – Arthur E. Benjamin, Founder of the American Dog Rescue Foundation, inspired by the heartfelt plea from best-selling author Dennis Lehane, will assist in the search for beloved furry family member, “Tessa.” Missing since Christmas Eve, Benjamin is launching an all-out search via social media, a database of thousands by email outreach, local shelters, and fellow animal lovers across the country to help find Tessa Lehane. The plot kicked off December 24, 2012, when Lehane, a 47-year-old author of books including “Mystic River” and “Gone, Baby, Gone,” discovered rescue Beagle Tessa had escaped from his yard after an outdoor gate latch did not completely lock. Lehane and his wife adopted the 4-year-old beagle not long ago from South East Beagle Rescue in Florida. Before that, Tessa was a stray in Georgia. With the help of American Dog Rescue Foundation’s bandwidth, including website www.americandogrescue.org, respective Facebook pages and other media outlets, Benjamin hopes to bring resolution to the weeks of mystery and worry brought to Mr. and Mrs. Lehane over their missing pet. The crime novelist is offering a monetary reward, and has agreed to name a character in his next book after whoever finds Tessa. “I extend my heartfelt thanks to Arthur and the American Dog Rescue Foundation,” said best-selling author Dennis Lehane. Arthur E. Benjamin is a well-known activist, who is involved with several dog rescue and placement organizations, including Nowzad Dogs, the first and only animal rescue organization serving the dogs and cats of Afghanistan. Named “Operation Homeward Bound,” Benjamin has orchestrated efforts between soldiers from the Michigan Army Reserve, Nowzad, and his American Dog Rescue to relocate dogs from the Middle East to the U.S. Benjamin’s American Dog Rescue Foundation is also committed to stopping the illegal meat trade in Thailand, which began with a puppy named “Sea Lion.” Benjamin partnered with the Education and Animal Rescue Society (EARS) in Dallas, Texas, and luckily found a foster willing […]
NEW YORK, NY (December 20, 2012) – American Dog Rescue Foundation contributed to and helped raise more than ,500,000 for The HSUS Animal Rescue Team on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 during The Humane Society’s To the Rescue! Gala, held at Cipriani in New York City. Worldwide executive, philanthropist, founder of the American Dog Rescue Foundation and National Council Member of The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Arthur E. Benjamin is a major, recognized supporter spearheading various animal related endeavors all over the world. Additional guests and animal lovers in attendance included Gala Co-Chairs Amanda Hearst, Annie Churchill and Georgina Bloomberg; HSUS President and CEO Wayne Pacelle; Actress Rose McGowan; NY City Mayor Michael Bloomberg; Artist Colbie Calait; Ellen DeGeneres; and many more charitable people, all coming together to support a wonderful cause. According to Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, “Arthur Benjamin is the sort of person who emerges on the scene, and has an electric effect on an organization and its donors. Arthur has jump started our disaster response efforts in Haiti, our national campaign to crack down on puppy mills, and our global campaign to end Canada’s slaughter of baby seals. We are a different, better, more effective organization because of his involvement and leadership philanthropy.” Earlier this year Benjamin donated ,000 toward the completion of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) national rescue vehicle which saves thousands of dogs each year. Ready to respond at a moment’s notice, the HSUS Animal Rescue Team assists law enforcement agencies with investigation, evidence collection, and animal seizure as well to coordinate animal care, sheltering, and relocation. To help support American Dog Rescue please visit www.americandogrescue.org. American Dog Rescue Foundation (ADRF) ADRF is a tax-exempt, non-profit 501©(3) organization committed to finding a home for every adoptable dog in the United States. ADRF 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 Humane Society of the United States […]
DALLAS, DECEMBER 18, 2012: A Thai puppy destined to become another victim of the illegal dog meat trade has become an international ambassador for suffering dogs worldwide thanks to the American Dog Rescue Foundation in Dallas working to enable a collective effort of animal advocacy groups in three cities across the globe. On December 20, Nam Mow, otherwise known as “Sea Lion” will begin his long journey from Bangkok, Thailand, to his forever home in Melbourne, Australia, via a six-month stay in an EARS (Education and Animal Rescue Society) foster home in Dallas, U.S.A. Sea Lion will arrive in Dallas, TX, in time for the holidays on December 21, 2012. Sea Lion, named for the gait of his walk having been born in Thailand with deformities in his legs, was one of two surviving puppies to a mother who was stolen, crushed in a chicken crate with countless other dogs and suffered a severe lack of nutrition. Plucked from a certain death by the Thai rescue group Soi Dog Foundation, a mother of two in Australia, Ellie Harris, wanted to support the incredible work of the Soi Dogs and on visiting their Bangkok shelter had an instant connection with Sea Lion and vowed to take him home to Australia. In battling the Australian quarantine laws, Harris spent weeks contacting foster homes across the world to see if they would help her. Philanthropist and founder of American Dog Rescue, Arthur E. Benjamin, heard about her quest and immediately agreed to find Sea Lion a home in the United States. Partnering with EARS, Benjamin found a foster in Dallas willing to take Sea Lion for his six months of quarantine. “The story of Sea Lion shows the great lengths to which people will go, to save the lives of animals,” said Benjamin. “When animal welfare groups on three continents come together to rescue one animal it speaks volumes about the power of the international community working as one. Sea Lion is one of the lucky ones, but if his story can help raise awareness of the desperate need to cull the barbaric […]
The painful years of neglect he endured were written all over Fred’s face – or more specifically, in his diseased and now useless eyes. This sweet Pug/Chihuahua mix, like all neglected dogs, never chose this fate. His condition – called KCS, or dry eye – required a vigilant owner, but it would have been highly treatable with twice daily eye drops. Instead, the owners left him untreated and primarily outside until he was confiscated at 12 years old. Though Fred’s eyes could not possibly be restored to working condition after years of deterioration, they could be removed to relieve a great deal of the pain he was in every day. American Dog Rescue Foundation stepped up and donated to this sweet and innocent animal to take part in funding what was not only an expensive surgery, but also extensive and much-needed followup care. Fred can now live out the rest of his days pain-free with other special needs Pugs at the so-called “Rusty Pug Retirement Ranch.” Thank you for your support of American Dog Rescue Foundation, which makes great stories like this one possible.
DALLAS, TX (October 26, 2011) – Collin County Humane Society (CCHS) raised more than 0,000 at the organization’s second annual fundraising gala, “Give A Dog A Home”, held Friday, October 21, at City Place in Dallas. All proceeds from the event will go toward a capital campaign to raise money to build a .2 million 10,000 s.f. adoption center slated to open in 2015. Special guests included Dallas entrepreneur and philanthropist Arthur E. Benjamin, founder of American Dog Rescue, who served as keynote speaker, and Gus Hinojosa of Hinojosa Architecture and Interiors, who discussed progress on the new adoption center. The program also included presentation of the CCHS 2011 “Justice Award” to Scotlund Haisley, founder of Animal Rescue Corps, for his organization’s work saving animals in disasters. “The proceeds from this year’s gala will be a great boost toward our campaign for the new adoption center,” said Molly Peterson, president, Collin County Humane Society. “We are especially grateful to our featured speaker Arthur E. Benjamin, whose stirring remarks helped raise $47,500 in ten minutes alone. This was in addition to the proceeds from his generous auction item donations and sponsorship from his organization, American Dog Rescue. This income, combined with the funds raised in our silent and live auction, helped us soar well over our $50,000 goal.” The event featured a cocktail hour with live music, a silent auction, entertainment by Ad Libs Comedy Group, and a 3-course meal with wine service. “This was a special night for those of us who are deeply committed to the care of dogs in this country,” said Arthur E. Benjamin. “I was honored to be a part of helping Collin County Humane Society move closer to their dream for a much-needed new adoption facility. It was also gratifying to be a part of recognizing Animal Rescue Corps, an organization I am also proud to support.” The new CCHS adoption center will serve as a transitional housing station for dogs in the CCHS program that are ready for adoption. CCHS will remain a primarily foster-based adoption program, with available dogs rotating from foster homes […]