American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards!

Megan Blake on Pet Life Radio

Dog Heroes from across the United States are gathering in Beverly Hills to honor the Best of the Best.  Last year’s winner led his blind person down endless flights of stairs to safety at 9/11.  WOW!  AHA began helping animals in 1877 and now has many programs including monitoring the film industry for animal care – “No Animals were harmed in the making of this film.”   Smiley and I will be on The Red Carpet with Susie and Donna from the film, “Susie.”  Robin Ganzert, President and CEO of the American Humane Association joins us to talk about this awesome event! Come meet the heroes, then go hug the one who’s sitting right next to you.


Robin Ganzert is President and Chief Executive Officer of American Humane Association, the nation’s voice for the protection of children and animals. Upon joining the organization in October 2010, Robin began achieving substantial progress in increasing global awareness about the organization, improving its operational efficiency, and enhancing the effectiveness of its programs – as well as establishing new efforts of national significance, including the Animal Welfare Research Institute, the Children’s Innovation Institute, the American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards™, and a major research study on the effects of animal-assisted therapy on children with cancer.

Prior to joining American Humane Association, Robin served as Deputy Director of Philanthropic Services at The Pew Charitable Trusts in Washington, DC. Prior to joining Pew, Robin was Senior Vice President and National Director of Philanthropic Strategies at Wachovia Wealth Management, a division of Wachovia Bank, N.A. She formerly served as the National Director of the Wachovia Center for Planned Giving.

Robin received her B.S. and M.B.A. from Wake Forest University and her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She holds five professional financial management and accounting certifications, including Accredited Investment Fiduciary and Management Accounting.

Robin lives in North Carolina with her husband, three children, dogs, cats, and horses.