AMERICAN HUMANE ASSOCIATION – NATIONAL AMBASSADOR
AMERICAN HUMANE IS COMMITTED TO ENSURING THE SAFETY, WELFARE AND WELL-BEING OF ANIMALS.
For more than a hundred years American Humane has been first in promoting the welfare and safety of animals and strengthening the bond between animals and people.
We are first to serve, wherever animals are in need of rescue, shelter, protection or security. Through our innovative leadership initiatives – from our “No Animals Were Harmed®” program in Hollywood to broad-based farm and conservation animal welfare certifications, to rapid response rescue and care across the country – American Humane sets the gold standard as the most visionary and effective animal welfare organization in the nation.
Animals are such a passion of mine, and this year when The American Humane Association asked me to become a National Ambassador, I jumped at the chance to say yes.
I have come to know this nonprofit over several years now through my work with Hallmark Channel and the American Hero Dog Awards. During this time I have met hundreds of people and animals who have been helped and/or saved by this organization, and I have been moved to tears by the “miracle” success stories I have personally witnessed.
American Humane is stellar in both its goals and in the people who staff it to make those goals happen. As an Ambassador, I can’t wait to humbly add my support to this exceptional organization to help raise awareness for animal rescue and all the other human/pet issues they so skillfully address.
Thank you, American Humane. You truly are American Heroes.
Would you like to help too?
Please read their mission statement on the left. It says it all. If you want to help their cause, either by donating time or money, please visit AmericanHumane.org. Together, we can help make a difference in the lives of animals and humans!
HERO DOG AWARDS: BEHIND THE SCENES VIDEOS
CLICK THROUGH TO GALLERY
CLICK HERE to listen to a radio interview I did with Dr. Robin Ganzert, who is President & CEO of American Humane. We recorded this interview just before Lola, my dear 12 year-old Chihuahua, passed away… and I dedicate it to her and all the other furry loved ones who have crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Lola was in my arms as she took her last breath – feeling safe and loved.
I hope by sharing our story, other Senior dogs will get the love and respect they deserve too, right up to the very end. Adoption… and family… is forever. xo
HERO DOG AWARDS
The American Humane Hero Dog Awards® airs on Hallmark Channel each year, and Barbara has been a presenter at the awards show for the past three years. The show is the culmination of an annual, nationwide competition that searches out and recognizes America’s Hero Dogs – often ordinary dogs who do extraordinary things, whether it’s saving lives on the battlefield, lending sight or hearing to a human companion, or simply providing the tail-wagging welcome a pet owner relishes at the end of a hard day. Dogs compete in eight different categories for the Hero Dog Awards: Law Enforcement Dogs, Arson Dogs, Service Dogs, Therapy Dogs, Military Dogs, Search and Rescue Dogs, Guide/Hearing Dogs, and Emerging Hero Dogs (the category for “ordinary” dogs who do extraordinary things). The Hero Dog Awards celebrate the powerful, age-old bond between dogs and people – and give recognition to courageous acts of heroism performed by our four-legged best friends.
After voting by the American public, winners in each category are flown to Hollywood with their human friends to attend the American Humane Hero Dog Awards® gala in Los Angeles. There they walk the red carpet, are recognized in video tributes, receive their Hero Dog category award statue and mingle with celebrities, both two-legged and four-legged! The 2016 American Hero Dog will then be announced to the world.
American Humane is the country’s first national humane organization and the only one dedicated to protecting both children and animals. Since 1877, American Humane has been at the forefront of virtually every major advance in protecting our most vulnerable from cruelty, abuse and neglect. Today we’re also leading the way in understanding the human-animal bond and its role in therapy, medicine and society. American Humane reaches millions of people every day through groundbreaking research, education, training and services that span a wide network of organizations, agencies and businesses. You can help make a difference, too. Visit American Humane at www. americanhumane.org today.
With Kobuk and his owner. Kobuk won the title Search & Rescue Hero Dog at American Humane Hero Dog Awards 2016.