Join Amanda Hearst & Breanna Schultz for the Full Circle Benefit. This year we will be raising money for our 2019 campaign, the Human-Animal Bond, and our four charity partners who work in animal therapies and interventions. Look forward to cocktails, canapés, rescue animals and a big announcement from Amanda & Breanna about finn2finn!
Through research of various Human Animal Bond and Animal Assisted Intervention (AAI) programs, we found a gap in the volume of organizations prioritizing and/or using rescue animals in their methods. We identified a diverse variety of programs that are doing incredible work in the space to partner with and support throughout our campaign! Our partners address different areas of the Human-Animal Bond, including some of society’s greatest challenges like mental health and domestic violence. We are proud that rescue animals play an important role in ALL of our partners’ AAI programs. Read more about our partners below:
Tony La Russa’s ARF - Pets & Vets Program: This program transforms rescue dogs into skilled service animals for veterans with PTSD, traumatic brain injuries, anxiety, severe depression, and more. Like trusted battle buddies, ARF's Pets and Vets dogs are invaluable partners for veterans readjusting to civilian life, providing powerful therapeutic and practical benefits.
Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers (HEART): provides humane education curriculum within social justice, animal protection and environmental preservation. HEART’s services to educators and students impact the way young people think about their responsibility to one another, animals, and the natural world.
SquirrelWood Equine Sanctuary (SES) - Psychotherapy Program for Veterans: connects veterans with PTSD to rescue horses, helps them heal mutually. SES provides a safe haven for both horses and veterans to return to health and wholeness in the aftermath of trauma or loss.
Urban Resource Center (URI) - People & Animals Living Safely (PALS): The PALS Program was established to provide co-living options for families and their pets, in a country where only 3% of shelters accept furry friends. The goal of PALS is to bring joy and comfort to children, individuals and families seeking refuge at URI shelters by keeping families and their pets together.