DALLAS, TEXAS (January 13, 2010) – Dallas-area executive and philanthropist Arthur Benjamin, announced today that his newly formed non-profit organization, American Dog Rescue (ADR), will be the presenting sponsor of both The Humane Society of the United States’ “Spotlight Dallas” event, to further the puppy mill-busting efforts of its Emergency Services Team, and another major event in Florida the week prior, Tri-County Humane Society’s annual “Doggie Ball,” one of the area’s core social animal advocacy events.
Benjamin is most recognized for his work with adult education and training as the Vice Chairman & CEO of ATI Career Training, a North Richland Hills-based company, that operates a national group of 23 campuses and 16,000 students over five states.
Dividing his time between both efforts, Benjamin recently achieved a life-long goal of creating a national, non-profit organization to ensure healthy dogs find homes.
“Our mission of ‘No Healthy Dog Without A Home,” is an idea whose time has come,” said Benjamin, announcing the events. “Both of these organizations, in different ways, epitomize the work that goes on every day, in every city of our great country, by committed people who understand unconditional love.
“Senior Director Scotlund Haisley’s Emergency Team at HSUS works tirelessly to free the prisoners of a society that wants to love and care for its pets, but has people who take advantage of that love, and desire to make money on the backs of helpless puppies and kittens.
“Jeanette Christos, founder of Tri-County Humane, is a saint to our four-legged needy friends in South Florida, serving all animals at their shelter. One only has to step into the geriatric room to see the care being given to these animals with regular walks and food cooked twice daily to their liking.”
Benjamin is proud his organization is the presenting sponsor of both events.
“It is our privilege and pleasure to sponsor such great events that deliver on the mission of American Dog Rescue, ‘No Healthy Dog Without A Home’,” said Benjamin.
This unique combination of “Helping People Achieve Better Lifestyles Through Career Education” by day, and “No Healthy Dog Without A Home” by night has created what Benjamin describes as “a life worth living”. He starts each day early and ends it late and never seems to have a moment to relax, nor does he indicate to anyone that he wants one.”
American Dog Rescue (www.americandogrescue.org) 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 .
ATI Schools and Colleges is a multi-campus institution offering specialized training in a variety of skilled career programs within such areas as automotive repair, business, electronics, English as a Second Language, fitness, health and wellness, HVAC/refrigeration, information technology and welding. ATI offers more than three decades of training experience and commitment to individuals aspiring to better their lives through career education. To learn more about ATI or to find a campus near you, visit http://www.aticareertraining.edu or call (877) 545-5175 .
The Humane Society of the United States (www.humanesociety.org) is the nation’s largest and most effective animal protection organization—backed by 11 million Americans, or one in every 28. Established in 1954, the HSUS seeks a humane and sustainable world for all animals—a world that will also benefit people. America’s mainstream force against cruelty, exploitation and neglect, as well as the most trusted voice extolling the human-animal bond, its “Spotlight Dallas” is schedule for March 26 and will feature cocktails, a gourmet dinner, as well as entertainment and a silent and live auction. To reserve tickets or for more information, please email: RSVP@humanesociety.org
Tri-County Humane Society (www.tricountyhumane.org) is a no-kill organization. Once an animal is rescued by Tri County, it is saved for life. The organization will not release an animal to another organization that has a policy of euthanasia. In addition, they will only place animals with qualified prospective owners. Its annual “Doggie Ball” is scheduled for March 21. For more information and tickets call 561-482-8110 .