Animal shelter’s leader speaks at United Nation’s Financial and Social Council conference

Helen Woodward Animal Center’s president and CEO, Mike Arms, addressed the United Nation’s Financial and Social Council on Tuesday, Dec. 13, about the animal shelter’s initiatives to advocate for humane education and animal welfare globally. The center was appointed unique consultative standing in August.

The worldwide outreach function of the Rancho Santa Fe-based mostly nonprofit in supporting animal welfare organizations improve and become much more successful has prolonged across quite a few continents and includes web hosting The Organization of Conserving Life conferences internationally. A short while ago the conferences had been in Australia and Estonia up coming year’s is in Scotland.

Developing an intercontinental community of humane societies and linked groups has authorized the Helen Woodward middle to come to be close to organizations supplying relief to animal shelters in disaster through the war in Ukraine. The nonprofit lifted a lot more than $350,000 in donations to assistance its animal rescue efforts.

Arms resolved nongovernmental businesses that are in consultative standing with the Economic and Social Council for the duration of the meeting in the United Nations Headquarters in New York. He was accompanied by the center’s vice president of progress, Renee Resko, and social media and engineering manager, Jacqueline Kelleher, who presented the center’s views and goals. The conference was broadcast online on United Nations World wide web Television set at

“In its 50 many years, the center has had a immediate influence in in excess of 180 international locations and its strategies have aided to help save the lives of above 19 million pets … heart reps have supplied advice to lots of nations that are functioning on legislation to shield animals and stray animals. The center also hopes to crack the cycle of human abuse which correlates with animal abuse,” Arms mentioned in his speech.

The nonprofit’s purpose at the United Nations is largely to share the worth of the animal-human bond advocate for the humane treatment method of animals and assist people in need to have by connecting them to animals along with staying a useful resource to animal advocates, rescue organizations and animal caretakers.

“Helen Woodward Animal Center’s passionate belief that animals support people today and people support animals by means of have faith in, like and regard creates a legacy of caring. Performing with the Financial and Social Council and other teams we can inspire our youth. Educating our youth to develop into more humane now can direct to a additional humane globe tomorrow,” Arms stated.

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