It’s no surprise they call philanthropist Arthur E. Benjamin, founder of American Dog Rescue, the little guy with a big heart! Not only has he founded his own dog rescue in honor of his beloved poodle Buddy, but he contributed to and helped raise more than $1,000,000 for The Humane Society of the United States Animal Rescue Team on during The Humane Society’s To the Rescue! Gala, held at Cipriani in New York City.
American Dog Rescue, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the mission of “No Healthy Dog Without A Home”. Benjamin is a major, recognized supporter of HSUS, a role he clearly lived up to at the Gala.
In addition to his $25,000 sponsorship support of the event, Benjamin bid on the $25,000 live auction item of a Dog Rescue, the funds from which will save 100 animals. Additionally, he contributed to 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.
Every year, state-of-the-art rescue vehicles from The Humane Society of the United States crisscross the country, saving thousands of animal lives. Ready to respond at a moment’s notice, the HSUS Animal Rescue Team uses its equipment, expertise, and other resources to assist law enforcement agencies with investigation, evidence collection, and animal seizure as well to coordinate animal care, sheltering, and relocation.
More than $1 million was raised from the To The Rescue! Gala, which will be used to save thousands more lives in the coming year from the cruelty of puppy mills, animal fighting operations, hoarding and neglect cases, and more. For more information on how to get involved, visit www.humanesociety.org.