As a company dedicated to pet health, Trupanion is always looking to align with organizations that share our commitment to health, happiness, and care of animals—the American Humane Association is one of those organizations.
The American Humane Association helps to promote policy movement and develop legislative efforts that help change cultural attitudes and protect children, pets, and farm animals from abuse and neglect. Trupanion policyholders have helped support this mission by donating over $69,000 to the American Humane Association in 2013 alone, and we helped promote the cause and celebrate outstanding animals by sponsoring the Emerging Hero Dog Category whose winner this year was Xena, in the American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards.
Since 1940 the American Humane Association has worked closely with the film industry as the only organization monitoring the health and well-being of animals in film and broadcast production and presenting the “No Animals Were Harmed”® certification. Their close ties to the film industry provide a unique opportunity to share details about the lives of furry actors we see on-screen.
This fall, they helped launch a book that highlights this relationship and raises funding to continue to promote their cause. Animal Stars: Behind the Scenes with your Favorite Animal Actors is a peek into the off-screen lives of animal icons, their trainers, and the American Humane Association’s role in maintaining their health and safety through the “No Animals Were Harmed”® program. The book offers a look at many iconic animal actors, including stars like Benji, Uggie from The Artist, and Crackerjack the cat, also known as Crookshanks in Harry Potter.
If you’re a film buff and animal lover looking for a way to support a cause, Animal Stars can give you the opportunity to fulfill all of these needs. Best of all, a portion of the proceeds will aid the American Humane Association.
Kathryn works at Trupanion alongside her little sidekick, a rescued Papillion mix named Modie. She loves all animals big and small but is a dog enthusiast at heart. By the third grade, she had memorized every dog breed and their characteristics and dreamed of being an agility dog trainer or the next Steve Irwin. When not at Trupanion, Kathryn spends her time playing soccer, baking cookies, and exploring the Pacific Northwest with her little sidekick.