Humane Scholar Jennifer Ladd Oklahoma State University Surveying Parasites in a Population of Chimpanzees in Zambia SANCTUARIES IN AFRICA are often very important for the animals and for the people who care for them. With the support of American Humane Association, this study was conducted with a goal to address parasitic diseases that could affect […]
AHA calls on Department of Veterans Affairs to reverse their policy and help veterans heal with service dogs!
As we head into the week of our second annual celebration of heroes on both ends of the leash, please join us on an important mission: We must encourage the Department of Veterans Affairs to reverse a policy that ends the reimbursement for veterans who suffer from PTSD for their use of service dogs while […]
Pfizer Animal Health/American Humane Association Study Benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy on Kids with Cancer
I am proud to say I was there when the American Humane Association and Pfizer Animal Health decided to combine efforts to study the benefits of animal assisted therapy (AAT) on pediatric cancer patients, and their families. For years, medical professionals have touted the healing power of pets. There’s evidence of this from around the […]
Nearly a year ago, the world watched in horror as one of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded happened off the coast of Japan, causing devastating tsunamis and triggering nuclear meltdowns at the power plant in Fukushima. The result of the disaster was catastrophic: more than 15,000 deaths, hundreds of billions of dollars in damage, […]
My trip to Japan, nearly one year after it was struck by a devastating earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster, has been eye-opening on a number of levels. I’ve learned much by touring the shelters and finding out about the work they are doing on the ground to help animals that are still suffering and homeless […]
Yesterday, I detailed the purpose of my visit to Japan to bring hope and help to the animal relief organizations still tirelessly working to address the needs of the countless animals still affected by last year’s devastating earthquake and tsunami. In that post, I mentioned my visit to a couple of shelters – one permanent, […]
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