American Humane Association
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be given to the American Humane Association. The following is a brief description about their organization.
In the late 1800s, several Societies for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals existed throughout the United States. Because of a publicized story about Mary Ellen Wilson of New York in 1873, the first Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children was created. This story revealed that Mary Ellen, age 8, had been severely abused by her stepparents.
Although these organizations were successful, they lacked a unified voice in promoting the humane movement. In 1877, delegates with 27 humane organizations from 10 states joined forces to combine their strengths and unite their missions. At this meeting the American Humane Association was founded.
Immediately the AHA addressed its first task, to put an end to the inhumane treatment of farm animals and deplorable conditions they were living in.
Since that meeting in 1877, the AHA has held true to its mission, to create a more humane and compassionate world by ending abuse and neglect of children and animals. The non-profit organization leads the way in understanding human-animal interaction and its role in society.
Every day the AHA reaches millions of people through groundbreaking research, education, training and services that span a wide network of organizations, agencies and businesses. Some ways the AHA is making a difference include:
Starting Be Kind to Animals Week nearly 100 years ago.
Creating the "No Animals Were Harmed" program, the film and television industry’s officially sanctioned on-set monitoring program for animal actors.
Developing innovations to prevent child abuse, strengthen families and enhance child protection systems worldwide.
Supporting the nation’s animal shelters and rescue organizations, providing training and financial support to save animals, increase adoptions and serve their communities.
Creating Adopt-A-Dog Month and Adopt-A-Cat Month to raise awareness and promote adoption of homeless pets.
Forming a Red Star Animal Emergency Services team that is mobilized by states, counties and municipalities to rescue pets and other animals from disaster areas.
Implementing the label American Humane Certified, the world’s largest and fastest-growing humane farming consumer label.
Using Action Alerts to inform supporters about legislation that could improve safety and wellbeing for children and animals.
For more information on the American Humane Association, see their Web site at www.americanhumane.org, e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org or call them at 866-242-1877.