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When we adopted our first two dogs, Rodrigo and Sydney, we thought we were prepared for dog parenthood.  We did a lot of research, read a lot of books, and started watching Animal Planet regularly.  We had no idea what we were in for, but that’s where rescue groups and the AHA (American Humane Association) comes into play.  Not only do these groups rescue dogs and cats across the country, helping great pets find their forever home with loving families, but they’re a great resource that is helping humans and animals bond and build relationships.

Through the Lens of Kimberly Gauthier, Rodrigo & Sydney playing in the yard, cherry blossoms

Sydney and Rodrigo playing the spring  around their 1st birthday.

I rarely watch the news, but the television captured my attention when they aired a story about a local woman who has been fined thousands of dollars for animal cruelty and neglect and she’s spent time in jail, yet her puppy mill is still growing strong.  What’s so disturbing about this woman is that she actually made an appointment to argue her case on the local news – can you believe it? – and canceled at the last minute.  I guess she realized that it wasn’t going to be a fluff piece to help her support her business.

It’s times like this that I’m thankful to rescue workers and associations like the AHA, because they are working daily to educate people about animal welfare and rescue and place animals who have never experienced love.  The AHA manages programs like..

Animal Welfare Research Institute – which is focused on figuring out what makes our animals happy, healthy and keeps them safe.

Emergency Services – rescue services to help animals in disasters and emergency situations.

Farm Animal Welfare – protecting our animal friends on farms nationwide.

No Animals Were Harmed – advocates for TV and movie animals.

The Second Chance Fund – helping with the costs for veterinarian care for homeless, abused and neglected animals.


I’m really excited to write about the partnership between Embark on Pet Health, Sergeant’s and the AHA. For each pledge made to Embark, Sergeant’s is going to donate a Sergeant’s Pet Health Kit (up to 5,000 kits) for newly adopted pets to make sure they go to their forever home with a great set of products that will get them off to a great start in their new home.

The AHA has been rescuing animals since 1877, protecting pets and farm animals from abuse and neglect while helping us cement the human-animal bond through understanding and education.  Organizations like the AHA help me see the light at the end of the tunnel and I watch news stories about puppy mills with a little hope that these days will be behind us someday as people become more educated about and get more involved with animal welfare.


Disclosure: This is a sponsored post; I was compensated for my part in assisting with this campaign.  Although I was compensated, I do believe and support what Embark on Pet Health is doing to help our homeless animals.

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