During The Humane Society’s To The Rescue Gala, philanthropist Arthur E. Benjamin, founder of American Dog Rescue, helped raise $1,000,000 for HSUS. It’s no wonder people have dubbed him “the little guy with a big heart”!
The founder of American Dog Rescue, a non-profit organization dedicated to the mission of “No Healthy Dog Without A Home” put his money where his mouth is! Not only did he contribute personally, with a $25,000 sponsorship, but he also bid another $25,000 in the Rescue Van bidding during the live auction, donating another $25,000. He was also able to get Cathy Kangas of PRAI Cosmetics to match his Dog Rescue bid, raising an additional $25,000 for The HSUS Animal Rescue Team and helping to save 100 more animals.
Benjamin founded American Dog Rescue in honor of his beloved five pound poodle Buddy, a rescue dog who inspired him to start the foundation and who unfortunately passed away this year. The funds that he helped raise will be used to save lives from puppy mills, animal fighting operations, hoarding and neglect and more. The Humane Society uses state of the art rescue vehicles that are ready to respond at a moment’s notice, and the HSUS Animal Rescue team uses this equipment to assist law enforcement agencies in protecting animals.
American Dog Rescue (ADR) is a tax-exempt, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to finding a home for every adoptable dog in the United States. American Dog Rescue is committed to placing healthy dogs in permanent homes that are the right fit for the animal and its family. Donations can be made by visiting www.americandogrescue.org/donate or calling (801) 944-3023.
Photo courtesy of American Dog Rescue.