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  • American Hero Dog – Dolly Pawton

    Savannah Young / August 27, 2020
    The American Humane Hero Dog Awards® is an annual, nationwide competition that searches out and recognizes America’s Hero Dogs – often ordinary dogs who do extraordinary things. One of these…
  • American Hero Dog – Cody

    Hayden Frye / August 25, 2020
    Law enforcement officers across the country rely on K-9s to keep the communities they serve safe. These courageous pups aid officers in sniffing out narcotics and explosives, tracking criminals and…
  • American Hero Dog – Blue II P491

    Hayden Frye / August 20, 2020
    The bonds formed between service members and the K-9s they work alongside are lifelong. The relationship between Marine Byung “BK” Kang and Military Working Dog Blue II P491 is a…
  • American Hero Dog – Aura

    Hayden Frye / August 18, 2020
    The troops who protect our freedoms abroad often face significant hurdles when they return to civilian life. In the case of Army Command Sergeant (ret.) Gretchen Evans, the physical toll…
  • American Humane Brings Cats “Home”

    August 13, 2020
    Despite the remarkable work of animal rescues, humane organizations, spay-and-neuter groups and cat-loving individuals and foundations across the country, cat overpopulation is still an issue. Tragically, euthanization of homeless cats…
  • Dog Days of Summer Produce Three New Pups4Patriots Teams

    Savannah Young / August 12, 2020
    Despite the summer heat waves and a raging international pandemic, three more new veteran and service dog teams have graduated from American Humane’s life-changing, life-saving Pups4PatriotsTM program: Veteran Jessica with…
  • American Hero Dog: Ice

    Hayden Frye / August 10, 2020
    July 21, 2016 started like any other day on the job for K-9 Ice, a narcotics and patrol dog with the U.S. Forest Service. Early in the morning, Ice deployed…
  • Heroes Reunited in Mississippi

    Hayden Frye / August 4, 2020
    Neither the Pacific Ocean nor the novel coronavirus could keep these two heroes apart forever. Last month, American Humane carried through on its months-long commitment to reunite U.S. Army Specialist…
  • American Hero Dog – Luca

    Savannah Young / August 3, 2020
    Stuck in the mud and desperate for help, an elderly man was saved by a very unlikely hero – a huge German Shepard named Luca. It was a hot summer…