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American Humane to Launch Animal Behavior Resources Institute Website
Jul 29, 2010 (04:07 PM EDT)


Website provides free pet training tips, videos and other resources  to help keep people and pets together

DENVER, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Humane Association will launch the Animal Behavior Resources Institute  (ABRI) website, a free pet training and animal behavior resource, on Friday, July 30, in Atlanta.  The launch coincides with the 2010 Conferences of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (ACVB) and American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB).

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The website, formerly operated by the Animal Behavior Resources Institute, Inc., is now a program of American Humane. American Humane's goals for the website are to increase pet adoptions, reduce euthanasia, promote the human-animal bond, and serve as a valuable resource to animal welfare and companion animal professionals.

The website features leading animal behavior professionals in action through an extensive video library. It also includes podcasts, articles, and the latest research reports and news about animal behavior and training. All the information on the website is based on scientific, evidence-based techniques and approaches as practiced by the nation's leading experts in animal behavior.

"Unwanted pet behavior is a major factor leading to animal surrenders to shelters," said Dori Villalon, vice president of Animal Protection for American Humane. "Through American Humane's ABRI online program, we are giving animal behavior professionals, as well as the general public, access to the latest best practices and research in pet training. The program is a resource for people to address unwanted pet behavior, which will in turn strengthen the human-animal bond between people and their pets."

Representatives from American Humane will demonstrate the site at the ACVB/AVSAB Veterinary Behavior Symposium on July 30 in Atlanta, and at the 147th American Veterinary Medical Association annual convention, also in Atlanta, July 31Aug. 3, at booth #1450.

For more information about American Humane, please visit www.americanhumane.org. For more information on ABRI, please visit www.americanhumane.org/ABRIonline.  

About American Humane

Founded in 1877, the Denver-based American Humane Association is the only national organization dedicated to protecting both children and animals from abuse and neglect through public policy, education and services reaching a wide network of organizations and advocates. Programs include raising awareness about The Link® between violence to people and violence to animals, as well as the benefits derived from the human-animal bond. The organization is also known for "No Animals Were Harmed,"® the end-credit disclaimer seen on film and TV productions. American Humane's farm animal welfare certification program, American Humane Certified™, is the nation's largest and most regarded independent standards and certification program. American Humane earned the Independent Charities of America's "Best in America" Seal of Approval. Learn more at www.americanhumane.org.

SOURCE American Humane Association