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 […]
ROUGEMONT, N.C. (Sept. 25, 2012) – The Humane Society of the United States and area organizations were called in by Person County Animal Control to assist in the rescue of more than 80 animals from a Rougemont, N.C., property. The Person County Sheriff’s Office served a search and seizure warrant on the property and found 39 horses and nearly 70 small-breed dogs, cats and birds being housed in squalid conditions. Read the full news release here.
National animal advocate produces graphic video of Newfoundland seal hunt to express public outrage over clubbing of baby seals. DALLAS, APRIL 5, 2012: American Dog Rescue founder and philanthropist Arthur E. Benjamin has issued an urgent plea to Canadian government officials, on behalf of outraged people worldwide, to stop the cruel slaughter of seal pups that occurs off Newfoundland, Canada, each year—and is set to happen April 12, 2012. In March, Benjamin and TV producer and actress Farah White teamed with the Humane Society of the United States to film the baby seals first hand. Benjamin and White have produced—and just released—a 60-second public service announcement (PSA) called “Stop the Seal Hunt” to let millions of people view the harsh reality of this barbaric practice. “Once you see the PSA, you’ll find yourself thinking as I did, ‘This has got to stop!’ Farah and I flew into the arctic sea—where you can barely land a helicopter—to get a sense of these amazing creatures in their natural habitat,” said Benjamin. “It’s one thing to hear about these atrocities and quite another to witness them. The PSA captures both the beauty and gentle nature of these defenseless creatures, as well as the devastating massacre carried out in the name of fashion. Thirty-three countries around the world have banned their trade in seal products–it’s time to stop the hunt, now.” The new PSA invites viewers to visit the special website Benjamin has established to empower members of the public to bring the slaughter of baby seals—merely for their furs—to an end. Visitors to the site will find a variety of action steps, including: signing the Humane Society of United States petition, joining the boycott of Canadian seafood, downloading a “Protect Seals” app for iPhone, and donating to End the Hunt alongside American Dog Rescue. Benjamin has pledged to match a portion of all funds donated via the foundation’s website at www.stopsealhunting.com. MORE ON CANDIAN SEAL HUNTING In most countries, buying and selling seal fur is a felony, meaning there is no longer a legitimate market for seal products. However, during the last 10 years, […]
The Humane Society of the United States held its 26th annual Genesis Awards ceremony this past weekend in Beverly Hills, Calif. Arthur E. Benjamin was in attendance, as a Silver Sponsor and member of their National Committee. The Genesis Awards are presented to news and entertainment media members who make an impact on animal issues through raising awareness. Some of this year’s big winners were Ellen Degeneres, Ian Somerhalder and the film “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.” “The news and entertainment industries wield great power and influence in this country,” Arthur said. “It’s great for HSUS to put on an event like this to honor the ones who are using that platform to make a real difference in the lives of animals.” For the first year Arthur attended as a media advocate himself. As co-host of American Dog Rescue’s North Texas weekly TV show, he could better appreciate the hard work and contribution of the winners at the year’s awards! Jill Rappaport of The NBC Today Show and he celebrated her repeated nomination and win at the front of the room. For more information about the Genesis Awards, click here.
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (December 8, 2011) – Delray Beach Executive and philanthropist Arthur E. Benjamin and American Dog Rescue (ADR), also headquartered in Dallas and Salt Lake City, with various projects spread coast-to-coast, quickly reacted from Fort Lauderdale to yesterday morning’s TODAY Show Segment where the Humane Society of the United States exposed retail establishments whose inventory is supplied by puppy mills. Drawing attention to America and its worst offending states, the program highlights the unfair treatment of animals sold throughout retail stores and several hundred internet websites. While revealing the heartbreaking deception behind puppy mill dogs, ADR plans to implement massive efforts uncovered by the HSUS in cracking down on an industry which perpetuates a cycle of animal cruelty. The much needed spotlight was made possible by HSUS and Benjamin continues to emphasize that Congress needs to act immediately. Divulging the grim connection between puppy mills and pet stores and all retail outlets throughout the United States are the focus of concern that keep puppy mills thriving. The Humane Society of the United States released the results of its 3-month-long investigation into Purebred Breeders LLC, thought to be the nation’s largest online seller of puppies. The investigation highlighted the connection between Purebred Breeders and inhumane commercial breeding facilities known as puppy mills. Undercover HSUS investigators obtained photographs and video footage of several large-scale commercial puppy mills that supply dogs to Purebred Breeders for re-sale. This footage reveals dogs in stacked wire cages, empty water bowls, excessive build-up of feces under cages, and other unsanitary conditions typical of puppy mills. The HSUS investigation found that Purebred Breeders owns nearly 800 Web domains designed to mislead consumers into believing that they are dealing with local breeders when they shop online for a puppy. Whistleblowers working for the company told HSUS investigators that the company sells approximately 20,000 puppies every year, using hard-sell, deceptive tactics encouraged by company executives. Puppies purchased through Purebred Breeders are never seen by sales personnel even though they routinely guarantee the health of these animals who are often flown long distances directly from the breeding facility to […]
Abused, injured and abandoned, Chrissy was in desperate need of some helpful humans. Though the cause of her injuries still isn’t known, their severity was clear: Chrissy needed extensive surgery to repair two pelvic fractures, two fractured and displaced femurs and two displaced knees. After being rescued by members of the Choctaw Indian tribe who loved her dearly but didn’t have the resources to properly nurse her back to health, Chrissy was taken in by the Humane Society of South Mississippi. HSSM staff took to Chrissy instantly as well, leading them to locate a veterinarian who would perform all of Chrissy’s surgery for the discounted rate of $3,000 and begin pleading their case to the Humane Society of the United States. HSUS agreed to pay for half of the expenses, and reached out to national council member Arthur E. Benjamin to see if he would be willing to pay the other half with a contribution through American Dog Rescue. Arthur agreed, and thanks to the contributions by ADR and HSUS Chrissy is currently recovering at HSSM. We’ll provide future updates when this little angel finds a foster and/or forever home.