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INSPIRATIONAL MOVIE TELLING LIFE STORY OF AMERICAN HUMANE ADVISOR WINS GOLDEN GLOBE

MOVIE TELLS INSPIRATIONAL LIFE STORY OF AMERICAN HUMANE ADVISOR

‘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.

TIME MAGAZINE NAMES SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBER TEMPLE GRANDIN A HERO

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!

January 20, 2011 Posted by | Adopt Just One More Pet, Animal or Pet Related Stories, Animal Rescues, animals, Fostering and Rescue, Just One More Pet, Pet Adoption, Pet Friendship and Love, Success Stories, We Are All God's Creatures | , , , | 1 Comment

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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January 20, 2011 Posted by | Adopt Just One More Pet, Animal Rescues, animals, Just One More Pet, Pets, responsible pet ownership, We Are All God's Creatures | , | Leave a comment

California Search Dogs Give Hope to Haitians

The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF) has been receiving encouraging cell-phone updates from it’s search teams deployed in the earthquake-stricken country of Haiti.

California Search Dogs Giving Hope to Haitians

In the aftermath of the powerful 7.0 earthquake, the SDF sent six Canine Search Teams to Haiti to assist with search and rescue efforts. The dogs the foundation employs are sourced from rescue organizations and are tasked with finding people buried alive in the wreckage of disasters. SDF recruits the dogs and partners them with firefighters, providing the canines and the training at no cost to their departments.

On Sunday, the team celebrated saving five people from the ruins of Port au Prince. After one rescue, in which a woman was rescued from the rubble of a hotel, the appreciation shown by locals for the Search Teams and their Task Force was overwhelming, and locals began chanting “USA, USA…”. Later in the day, 3 women were saved from the same collapsed building, with Search Dogs Cadillac, Maverick and Hunter playing instrumental roles in locating them. The two teams – the Blue and Red team – work in alternating shifts, ensuring that there is always a team available.

SDF Executive Director Debra Tosch comments: “The rescues in Haiti underscore the critical importance of Canine Search Teams in finding survivors in the aftermath of major disasters. This is our mission, and we’re honored to be part of the Haiti rescue effort in conjunction with the U.S. Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance and the L.A. Country Task Force.”

SDF receives no government funding and relies solely on support from individuals, private foundations and companies to produce these highly-skilled teams. Since its founding in 1996, SDF has rescued hundreds of dogs, many on the brink of euthanasia. They have trained 105 Search Teams, 72 of which are currently active, and teams have been deployed to 66 disasters, including the World Trade Center attacks and Hurricane Katrina.

Picture Courtesy of National Disaster Search Dog Foundation

by Daphne Reid – Pet People’s Place

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ASPCA:  Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti (ARCH)

January 21, 2010 Posted by | animal behavior, Animal or Pet Related Stories, Animal Rescues, animals, Just One More Pet | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

ASPCA: Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti (ARCH)

ASPCA Disaster Relief
Dear ASPCA Supporters,

With hearts and minds focused squarely on the devastating earthquake that occurred in Haiti on January 12, the ASPCA extends its full support to those organizations providing humanitarian relief in the ravaged island nation. Soon, the animal victims of this disaster will need help, too—that’s why the ASPCA has joined the Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti (ARCH).

ARCH was created to address the needs of animals in Haiti in this time of crisis. The coalition is headed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), and in addition to the ASPCA, consists of a number of animal welfare groups including American Humane, Best Friends, the Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International.

The ASPCA has joined ARCH with the belief that partnering across organizations is the most effective way to address the serious and enormous problems facing animals in Haiti. There are an estimated 5 million head of livestock in the country (mostly goats), a large stray dog population, and an untold number of companion animals and native wildlife all adversely affected by the earthquake.

Currently, a team of experts in animal emergency response is staging in the Dominican Republic waiting to get into Haiti to begin work. IFAW and WSPA have also begun to stock a mobile clinic with vaccines, antibiotics, bandages, food and other supplies in anticipation of bringing direct aid to animals.

The ASPCA has committed to providing logistical support to the disaster responders from the U.S. In addition, the ASPCA stands ready to deploy highly skilled and specially trained members of our own Field Investigations and Response Team to the area.

As part of ARCH, the ASPCA is raising funds that will go directly towards the animal welfare Haitian relief efforts being provided by the ASPCA, IFAW, WSPA and other ARCH members. If you would like to contribute to these efforts, please donate here.

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January 19, 2010 Posted by | Animal or Pet Related Stories, Animal Rescues, animals, Just One More Pet, Pets, Success Stories | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment