Betty White has supported the American Humane Association™ for more than sixty years now. To celebrate her 91st birthday, Betty is making a gift to the charity she has long held dear and is matching up to $25,000 in donations so that together we can purchase a Red Star™ Animal Emergency Services Rescue Vehicle for the West Coast.
American Humane Association began doing animal relief in August 1916, by accepting an invitation of the War Department to help animals used by the U.S. Army during World War I. The invitation resulted in the development of the American Red Star Animal Relief Program known today as Red Star™ Animal Emergency Services.
Since its inception, American Humane Association’s Red Star Animal Emergency Services has responded to national and international disasters, rescuing thousands of animals. Animal rescue technology and expertise has advanced drastically in 90 years. Today, American Humane Association’s Animal Emergency Services includes a fleet of emergency response vehicles customized to help animals in disasters — specialized rescue equipment designed specifically for animal search and rescue.