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‘Temple Grandin’ Receives Multiple Awards

HBO premiered an original film based on the inspirational, true story of Temple Grandin, starring Claire Danes, on Feb. 6, 2010. The film was critically acclaimed, and received seven Emmy awards, including Outstanding Made for Television Movie and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie. On Jan. 16, 2011, it received another honor — this time from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association — as Claire Danes received a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television.

Temple Grandin paints a picture of a young woman’s perseverance and determination while struggling with the isolating challenges of autism. Grandin became a successful doctor in animal science through her unique connection to animals and is now a world-renowned consultant in the field. She is widely recognized within the animal welfare and livestock-handling industries as a pioneer in the ethical treatment of animals.

In producing the film, HBO also engaged the services of American Humane’s Film & Television Unit, which is the exclusive monitoring and granting agency to award the coveted “No Animals Were Harmed”® end-credit disclaimer. The production followed American Humane’s strict Guidelines for the Safe Use of Animals in Filmed Media, had an American Humane Certified Animal Safety Representative™ on set to ensure animal safety and welfare, and earned the famous assurance to viewers that “no animals were harmed” in the making of the movie. Learn more about American Humane’s Film & Television Unit.

Learn more about this HBO original film here.


Honored as One of ‘The 2010 Time 100 People Who Most Affect Our World’

Temple Grandin, a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the American Humane® Certified farm animal welfare program, was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 people “who most affect our world.” She was honored in the Heroes category for being an inspiration to people with autism, as well as her groundbreaking work designing livestock-handling systems that reduce stress on animals. Grandin has received numerous awards and recognition for her work in animal science and humane treatment of animals.

As a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for American Humane Certified, Grandin consults with program management to improve the program’s standards and methodologies and makes recommendations on animal welfare policy. American Humane Certified is the nation’s pre-eminent and fastest-growing monitoring, auditing and labeling program that attests to the humane care and handling of animals raised for food.

Grandin is also the best-selling author of Thinking in Pictures,Animals in Translation and Humane Livestock Handling. She recently authored an article titled "The Importance of Farm Animal Welfare” forThe National Humane Review.

American Humane Association

DonateIn 2010, a number of devastating disasters and situations caused injury and suffering to animals in many communities. But there was also hope, as American Humane Association’s Red Star Animal Emergency Services™ team rapidly deployed to rescue and care for hundreds and hundreds of animals in need, both in the U.S. and in Haiti.

Now, a new year of unknown disasters begins to unfold. Please donate to assist animals in need through our vital emergency services work.

Red Star Animal Emergency Services

Animals Caught in Disasters Need You

Please help us rescue and care for the animal victims of disasters like hurricanes and puppy mills, as well as provide individuals and communities with important training on emergency response to protect animals. Thank you!

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Charities Help Haiti’s Cat Victims

A year after the earthquake, Animal Rescue Site and GreaterGood.org still help IFAW provide care for cats and dogs in Haiti.

Posted: January 19, 2011, 3 a.m. EST

Outdoor cat -- Help for Haitian Cats
One mobile vet clinic treated more than 50,000 dogs, cats and other animals in Haiti after the earthquake.

At the one-year anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, the Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti and the International Fund for Animal Welfare IFAW recognize the treatment of over 50,000 dogs, cats and other animals in the region, thanks to the great support from The Animal Rescue Site and GreaterGood.org.

IFAW partner The Animal Rescue Site and GreaterGood.org, donated more than $245,000 to ARCH, to helps Hatian cats and dogs, with the first donation arriving just days after the earthquake. This support helped launch and sustain the coalition, which is led by IFAW and the World Society of the Protection of Animals (WSPA).

"Our goal has been to provide aid to as many animals as possible and have a long-lasting impact for the people of Haiti," said Dr. Ian Robinson, IFAW’s emergency relief director. "Considering the vital importance of animals in the welfare of Haitian families, we are happy to report that our Mobile Veterinary Clinic has now treated over 50,000 animals, far-surpassing the 14,000 mark we had set as our initial goal."

"We are grateful for The Animal Rescue Site and GreaterGood.org’s prompt, generous outpouring of support for Haiti’s animals," added Dick Green, IFAW’s disaster response manager. "Knowing we could count on The Animal Rescue Site supporters enabled us to quickly put in place the plans needed to leave Haiti’s animals better off than before the quake."

With the donation, ARCH has achieved several major accomplishments over the last year. Tens of thousands of animals in Haiti including cats, dogs, horses, cattle, pigs, goats and sheep have been treated, Haiti’s National Veterinary Laboratory is being rebuilt; solar-powered refrigeration units that keep life-saving vaccinations stable have been installed across the country; a first-of-its-kind dog and cat population and attitudinal survey was conducted in Port-au-Prince; and ARCH continues its animal welfare public awareness campaigns in the Haitian capital.

"We are very proud of the money our clickers and shoppers contributed to both human and animal relief following the horrible earthquake in Haiti last year," added Tim Kunin, CEO of The GreaterGood Network and The Animal Rescue Site.

Each click on the purple "Click Here to Give – it’s FREE" button at The Animal Rescue Site here provides food and care for a rescued animal living in a shelter or sanctuary. Funding for food and care is paid for by site sponsors and distributed to animals in need at pet shelters supported by the Petfinder Foundation, International Fund for Animal Welfare, the Fund for Animals’ animal sanctuaries, North Shore Animal League America, and other animal care facilities supported by GreaterGood.org.

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