ARCATA, CA (March 4, 2011) – Executive and philanthropist Arthur Benjamin and his non-profit organization, American Dog Rescue (ADR), recently saved a pregnant dog from euthanasia in Northern California, thus saving the lives of her eight newborn puppies. Dixie was hit by a car, and found on the side of the highway by a neighbor of her owner. After realizing that the neighbor’s home was vacant, the Good Samaritan brought the dog to a local emergency veterinarian, where Dixie remained for a month with a fractured pelvis and dislocated hip. Dixie’s owner called a couple of times to see how she was doing, but refused to pick her up or pay the vet bills. As a result, Dixie was transferred to a local animal shelter. She was fearful of the shelter environment and of some of the staff, resulting in her being put on the euthanasia list. It was then that the shelter realized she was extremely pregnant, and staffer Stacie Shelter sent out a plea asking someone to save Dixie. “I refused to let her get put to sleep because she was so far along in […]read more
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (February 17, 2011) – Arthur Benjamin, Founder and President of American Dog Rescue (ADR), presented Salt Lake County Animal Services the American Dog Rescue’s 2010 National Animal Welfare & Protection Award at the Salt Lake County Council meeting on February 15, 2011. Salt Lake County Animal Services distinguished itself amongst the dozens of animal service organizations that ADR works with by increasing adoptions and decreasing deaths by the hundreds; eliminating the practice of euthanizing pets simply because an animal was “out of time”; by adopting the creed, “no critter that can be nursed back to health or adopted is put down”. Innovative new programs have resulted in a 92% increase in the number of dogs and cats saved through adoption, rescue, foster and rehabilitation programs. With euthanasia rates now at less than half the state average, this agency has almost reached it’s no kill goals. Mr. Benjamin said, “In this current economic environment, it’s a rare experience to find an organization with a strong leadership base that provides a public and private partnership of magnitude and support for the welfare […]read more
DELRAY BEACH, FL (February 10, 2011) – Arthur E. Benjamin, Founder & President was sad to announce the passing of “Buddy”, his co-founder, the most-amazing 5 pound white poodle, yesterday evening. An adoption himself, he was 63 in dog years. “Buddy” started Mr. Benjamin on the journey of rescuing dogs & other abused animals when he ran an internet ad with Buddy’s picture that raised the funds to save 2000 dogs & cats from Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath. And eventually, that work led to the funding and founding of American Dog Rescue a nationally-based 501(c) 3 charity. “Buddy” also was a seizure-prediction service dog who began to predict the late Mrs. Benjamin’s seizures during her battle with breast cancer, and who also did this for another charge. After Katrina, “Buddy” was given a 5 lb. female poodle “Holly” who was epileptic and who he began to serve. They were known affectionately as “Buddy Holly” and attended many fund-raisers for animal welfare & protection. Buddy’s story has raised millions for animal welfare & protection at American Dog Rescue, Best Friend’s Animal Sanctuary, Humane Society of the […]read more
Every day at the Auce Crisis Centre Nami?š, several dozens of Auce’s little citizens receive dinner and clothing for free. These are children who have become victims of domesticviolence, who lack and who are missing parental care and love. Living conditions for children in rural areas are often very difficult – unemployed parents and their destructive habits prevent children from receiving wholesome food, clothing and medical care. State social services are not able to help the families to the extent necessary because the provided benefits are not sufficient to provide for children and their schooling. The funds provided are also quite often are used to satisfy parental weaknesses rather than the needs of their children.read more
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (November 15, 2010) – It has been nearly two weeks since beloved horse Snap was found brutally mutilated in a field in Salt Lake City’s west side. The case is still being investigated by Salt Lake County Animal Services and the reward for information is now quadruple the original amount. American Dog Rescue, which pledged the original reward of ,500, was joined by others, including the Humane Society of Utah, making the reward ,000. ADR just pledged an additional ,000, making the reward ,000. “American Dog Rescue is committed to doing anything we can to help,” said ADR founder Arthur Benjamin. “Concerned citizens of Salt Lake are outraged that this happened. We can’t and won’t accept this abuse in our community. We demand justice for Snap and his bereaved guardian Jennifer Carrillo.” Snap’s brutal murder has made national news and this sort of cruelty exists throughout the country. Horse slaughter was banned in the United States in 2006 but illegal slaughterhouses still operate here and traders ship live horses to Canada and Mexico to be killed. Benjamin is currently in […]read more
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (July 11, 2010) – Arthur Benjamin chokes with emotion as he speaks about Buddy, the teacup poodle who was so close to his wife, Gail, that he could predict her seizures in the final days of her cancer battle. Seeing her bond with Buddy transformed the Delray Beach resident from a dog lover into a canine crusader. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the image of a dog running after an evacuation bus spurred him to action. He put an ad on his website featuring Buddy’s photo and the text, “White, good-looking male seeks Cajun girlfriend to wed, swimmers preferred.” The ad went viral, raised ,000 to help pets stranded by the disaster and yielded Buddy a companion poodle, Holly. As Benjamin’s passion for animal rescue grew, he focused on the goal of finding a home for every adoptable dog, and he founded American Dog Rescue (www.americandogrescue.org) in 2009 to achieve that goal. After the earthquake in Haiti, ADR offered a $50,000 challenge grant to raise funds for the rescue of pets in the island nation. Benjamin is vice chairman and […]read more
DELRAY BEACH, FL (July 7, 2010) – Engines roared as almost 300 enthusiastic Harley and animal lovers took part in the recent Harley Dog Days event benefiting PAWS (Pets Are Worth Saving), an auxiliary of the Humane Society of Broward County. Harley Dog Days IX, “Remembering the Times,” was staged in remembrance of Bruce Rossmeyer, a longtime supporter of the shelter and its many programs and services. Delray Beach executive and philanthropist Arthur E. Benjamin’s nonprofit organizations, American Dog Rescue and the Gail L. & Arthur E. Benjamin Foundation, served as joint presenting sponsors for the event. Chairwoman Melody Saleh said the evening netted more than $125,000. Guests, decked out in their Harley gear, enjoyed the festivities at the waterfront home of Ron Picou and Michelle DiMarco in Fort Lauderdale. They sipped specialty martinis compliments, savored hors d’oeuvres and hand-rolled cigars during the cocktail hour, and had the opportunity to bid on items in the silent auction. Doc Reno from BIG 105.9 radio was the master of ceremonies. The Rossmeyer family was presented a gift during a dedication to the late Bruce Rossmeyer. One […]read more
DALLAS, TX (June 1, 2010) – Dallas-area executive and philanthropist Arthur Benjamin, announced today that his non-profit organization, American Dog Rescue (ADR) and the Gail L. & Arthur E. Benjamin Foundation, will be the joint presenting sponsor of Top Hat & Tails 2010, the annual fundraiser for Paws in the City. The event will be held on Saturday, June 12, 2010 at the Frontiers of Flight Museum at Love Field from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. “It is our privilege and pleasure to be the presenting sponsor for another great event for the dogs,” says Benjamin. “The mission of American Dog Rescue is simple: ‘No Healthy Dog without a Home.’ Paws in the City works tirelessly to support this same mission in Dallas and nationally, working to ensure that every adoptable dog (and cat) find a loving forever home! We are proud to be a part of this unique and important fun fundraising effort.” According to Becky Haisma, Paws in the City Board Member and Top Hat & Tails 2010 Event Chair, “Paws in the City has far surpassed our expectations in saving the […]read more
DELRAY BEACH, FL (April 16, 2010) – Delray Beach executive and philanthropist Arthur Benjamin, announced today that his non-profit organization, American Dog Rescue (ADR) and the Gail L. & Arthur E. Benjamin Foundation, will be the joint presenting sponsor of the 9th annual Harley Dog Days fundraiser, benefitting PAWS (Pets Are Worth Saving), Auxiliary of the Humane Society of Broward County. The event will be held on Saturday, May 8, 2010 at the beautiful waterfront estate home of honorary chairs, Ron Picou and Michelle DiMarco, beginning at 6:30 p.m. “It is our privilege and pleasure to be the presenting sponsor for such an event,” says Benjamin. “The mission of American Dog Rescue is simple: ‘No Healthy Dog Without A Home.’ PAWS and the Humane Society of Broward County work tirelessly to support this same mission and the joint efforts of these organizations will prove to be a great benefit for the animals we are all striving to protect. We are proud to be a part of this unique and important fundraising effort.” According to Melody Saleh, past president of PAWS and Harley Dog Days […]read more
BOCA RATON, FL (March 22, 2010) – Delray Beach executive and philanthropist Arthur Benjamin’s non-profit organization, American Dog Rescue (ADR), served as the presenting sponsor for the Tri-County Humane Society’s 8th annual “Doggie Ball” fundraiser on Sunday, March 21, 2010 at Boca West Country Club. Animal lovers and supporters enjoyed a rip-roaring good time in the casual ambiance of the Country Western theme, with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dancing and a live and silent auction. All proceeds raised from the event will go towards food, shelter and medical care for the thousands of homeless, abused and abandoned animals rescued each year by the no-kill shelter. According to Jeanette Christos, Founder & CEO of Tri-County Humane Society, “Arthur Benjamin of American Dog Rescue has devoted his life to saving abused and abandoned animals from deplorable conditions. He has been a supporter and benefactor of Tri County Humane Society and believes in our ‘No Kill’ mission. He is a true advocate for all animals and strives to make sure every animal that is homeless finds a forever home.” According to Benjamin, “Jeanette Christos is a saint […]read more
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