WASHINGTON, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just in time for Memorial Day Weekend, the latest episode of American Humane Association's weekly radio show pays tribute to America's veterans, both human and dog alike. This special edition of "Be Humane™ with Dr. Robin Ganzert," part of the Pet Life Radio Network, the number one pet radio network on the planet, features in-depth, engaging interviews with two members of the United States Army, Sergeant First Class Charles Shuck and Sergeant Jason Bos, who each have a unique story to tell about the dogs they served with on previous tours of duty in Iraq.
Sergeant First Class Shuck and his partner MWD Gabe, a former shelter dog who was given a second chance, served our country by completing more than 210 combat missions with 26 explosive and weapons finds in Iraq, saving countless lives. When off duty, Gabe gave his fellow soldiers a sense of comfort and relief by acting as a therapy dog. For his actions, Gabe took home not the 2012 Military Dog of the Year at that year's American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards™, but he also received top honors as the 2012 American Hero Dog. Sadly, Gabe passed away in early 2013, and now Sergeant Shuck works diligently to help other dogs around the country get the second chance they deserve.
Sergeant Jason Bos and MWD Cila M389, a Labrador Retriever, searched for roadside bombs and hidden weapons caches during nearly 100 missions in Iraq, and screened sites for presidential visits across the U.S. After an injury caused him to return home, Sgt. Bos longed to see his canine companion once again. Upon learning of her upcoming retirement, he contacted American Humane Association and Mission K9 Rescue, who helped bring her home on a flight from Germany to Chicago O'Hare International Airport. Their reunion at the airport made headlines around the world and showed the power of the human-animal bond.
"Both of these heroes served with heroic dogs, helping to protect their fellow soldiers when in Iraq, and it is our duty on Memorial Day to honor their legacies," said Dr. Robin Ganzert, American Humane Association's President and CEO and the titular host of the show. "They have given so much to defend our freedoms, and I was pleased to have the opportunity to interview Sergeants Shuck and Bos to hear their stories. I know you'll be just as touched as I was when you listen to their loving tributes to their dogs and military working dogs everywhere."
Each 30-minute weekly episode of "Be Humane™ with Dr. Robin Ganzert" is produced by American Humane Association's Scott Sowers and is be distributed across Pet Life Radio's diverse platform as well as by email and social media to American Humane Association's constituents. Since the show's debut earlier this year, many famed animal lovers have taken part in the show, including the E! Network's Ross Mathews, reality television superstar Lisa Vanderpump, "America's Veterinarian" Dr. Marty Becker, famed dog trainer Victoria Stilwell, country music star Naomi Judd, philanthropist and entertainer Paris Hilton, "The Bachelor's" Prince Lorenzo Borghese, supermodel Joanna Krupa, style icon John Paul DeJoria, and many more.
Pet Life Radio is available free on-demand from the PetLifeRadio.com website and more than 30 podcast distributors. The Pet Life Radio live radio stream is broadcast 24/7 worldwide on the PetLifeRadio.com home page as well as to smart phones, mobile devices and cars through mobile apps including iHeartRadio, iTunes Radio, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher Radio, Nokia Radio, and ooTunes Radio.
Created by award-winning producer, Mark Winter, Pet Life Radio features more than 55 weekly pet-related talk shows hosted by the most well-known pet experts, authors, and radio and TV personalities in the world of animals and pets and boast more than 6 million listeners monthly.
To listen to the special Memorial Day episode of "Be Humane™ with Dr. Robin Ganzert" with special guests Sergeant Charles Shuck and Sergeant Jason Bos and all other episodes please visit http://www.petliferadio.com/behumane.html.
About American Humane Association
American Humane Association is the country's first national humane organization and the only one dedicated to protecting both children and animals. Since 1877, American Humane Association has been at the forefront of virtually every major advance in protecting our most vulnerable from cruelty, abuse and neglect. Today we're also leading the way in understanding the human-animal bond and its role in therapy, medicine and society. American Humane Association reaches millions of people every day through groundbreaking research, education, training and services that span a wide network of organizations, agencies and businesses. You can help make a difference, too. Visit American Humane Association at www.americanhumane.org today.
SOURCE American Humane Association