WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, September 9, 2021 — American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, today announced a new partnership with Anheuser-Busch and the Anheuser-Busch Foundation including a grant in support of American Humane’s disaster response efforts. The grant coincides with National Preparedness Month and together, American Humane and Anheuser-Busch, will support pet-focused relief efforts and raise awareness of the importance of disaster preparedness for both people and pets.
“American Humane has been on the front lines protecting animals and saving lives in times of crisis and natural disasters for more than 100 years,” said Dr. Robin Ganzert, president and CEO of American Humane. “Ensuring you have an evacuation plan that includes your pets will not only help save the lives of our beloved animals but also the lives of owners, volunteers, and first-responders. We are grateful for Anheuser-Busch’s support in helping to communicate this important message.”
Throughout the month of September, American Humane and the brewer will share ‘Prepare for Your Pets’ disaster preparedness resources across its social media channels focusing on educating people on how to be prepared for themselves and their pets in times of disaster. This information is especially critical given the wildfires and hurricanes that are currently ravaging the globe.
Through its longstanding partnership with the American Red Cross, Anheuser-Busch has a proud history of disaster relief and preparedness efforts including its flagship emergency drinking water program.
“Our commitment to disaster relief has always been built on a foundation of preparedness to ensure that we always stand ready to support our communities in times of need. In an emergency, every second counts and it’s crucial to be prepared to respond at a moment’s notice,” said Colleen Lucas, Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility at Anheuser-Busch. “Just as we prepare our emergency drinking water throughout the year, we recognize that we all must do our part as individuals to prepare to protect not only ourselves but also those who rely on us most – like our pets. This National Preparedness Month, we are proud to leverage our reach to encourage people to prepare for disasters or emergencies in their homes, businesses, and communities.”
As part of the partnership, the Anheuser-Busch Foundation will provide a $200,000 donation to American Humane to assist its rescue operations.
Whenever and wherever natural or manmade disasters strike, the American Humane rescue team carefully monitors the situation and prepares to deploy resources in the most effective and efficient way possible. Tending to stranded, injured and lost animals in the wake of a natural disaster requires 24 hour care to help ensure the mental and physical health and wellbeing of each animal.
American Humane Rescue was founded more than 100 years ago during World War I when the U.S. Secretary of War requested assistance caring for injured horses in war-torn Europe. Since then, American Humane’s team of animal first responders have been on the ground for virtually every disaster in our nation’s history, from Pearl Harbor, to 9/11, to Hurricane Katrina, to the devastating California wildfires and everything in between.
To help American Humane continue to save lives in times of disaster, consider donating today at www.AmericanHumane.org/donate.
ABOUT AMERICAN HUMANE
American Humane is the country’s first national humane organization. Founded in 1877, American Humane is committed to ensuring the safety, welfare and well-being of animals, and our leadership programs are first to serve in promoting and nurturing the bonds between animals and people. For more information or to support our work, please visit www.americanhumane.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
For more than 160 years, Anheuser-Busch has carried on a legacy of brewing great-tasting, high-quality beers that have satisfied beer drinkers for generations. Today, we own and operate more than 120 facilities, including breweries, wholesaler distribution centers, agricultural facilities and packaging plants, and have more than 19,000 colleagues across the United States. We are home to several of America’s most recognizable beer brands, including Budweiser, Bud Light, Michelob ULTRA and Stella Artois, as well as a number of regional brands that provide beer drinkers with a choice of the best-tasting craft beers in the industry. From responsible drinking programs and emergency drinking water donations to industry-leading sustainability efforts, we are guided by our unwavering commitment to supporting the communities we call home. For more information, visit www.anheuser-busch.com or follow Anheuser-Busch on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
ABOUT THE ANHEUSER-BUSCH FOUNDATION
Established in 1975, the Anheuser-Busch Foundation focuses on supporting organizations that help individuals and communities thrive. The Foundation contributes to countless community organizations every year in support of disaster preparedness and relief, economic development, education, environmental sustainability, military personnel and responsible drinking. Anheuser-Busch and its foundation are united by an unwavering commitment to supporting the communities that they call home and over the last 30 years, Anheuser-Busch and the Anheuser-Busch Foundation have donated more than $600 million to charitable organizations across the country. For more information, visit www.anheuser-busch.com.