WASHINGTON, Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Syndicated columnist and pet expert Steve Dale has been named a National Ambassador for American Humane Association, the nation's voice for the protection of children and animals. Currently a member of the organization's board of directors, Dale will provide additional support to American Humane Association as a vocal advocate and champion for society's vulnerable and voiceless.
"We greatly appreciate Steve Dale's dedication and enthusiasm in taking on this important role of National Ambassador to support our mission and our vital initiatives," said American Humane Association President and Chief Executive Officer Robin R. Ganzert, Ph.D. "Steve's expertise, his broad public reach and devoted following, his passion, and his extensive knowledge of our organization make him a most-effective advocate for raising awareness about our work and increasing our ability to make a difference in the lives of even more children and animals."
"I am both honored and excited to serve as National Ambassador for American Humane Association," Dale said. "I'm really looking forward to helping spread the word about the great work American Humane Association does to improve the lives of children, end abuse and neglect of animals, and strengthen the inextricable link between people, animals and the world we share. The more people learn about this historic organization, its programs and its accomplishments, the more they will be inspired to join us in protecting children and animals and creating humane, compassionate communities throughout our nation."
A nationally recognized pet expert and a certified dog and cat behavior consultant, Dale reaches more pet owners than any other pet journalist in America. He writes a twice-weekly syndicated newspaper column (Tribune Media Services), is a contributing editor at USA Weekend, and hosts two nationally syndicated radio shows, Steve Dale's Pet World and The Pet Minute, and is a regular contributor to WGN Radio, Chicago. He also is a special correspondent at Cat Fancy magazine.
Sought after for his passionate views, Dale is a frequent guest on radio talk shows. On TV, he has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, National Geographic Explorer, Pets: Part of the Family on PBS, Fox News Channel, CNN Headline News, various Animal Planet shows, and others, and he was a regular on WGN-TV Chicago. In print, he has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Redbook, veterinary publications and dozens more.
Dale is a regular speaker at veterinary and animal welfare conferences and has hosted many national TV and radio satellite tours. He serves on boards of directors of several organizations, including American Humane Association, Winn Feline Foundation, CATalyst Council, and Tree House Humane Society. His books include American Zoos and DogGone Chicago. Dale edited CATegorical Care and contributed to Feline Behavior Guidelines: American Association of Feline Practitioners and the upcoming feline textbook The Cat: Clinical Medicine and Management. His many awards include the American Veterinary Medical Association's distinguished Humane Award.
About American Humane Association
Since 1877, the historic American Humane Association has been at the forefront of virtually every major advancement in protecting children, pets and farm animals from cruelty, abuse and neglect. Today we're also leading the way in understanding human-animal interaction and its role in society. As the nation's voice for the protection of children and animals, 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