Brave K-9 Battle Buddies Honored on Latest Episode of American Humane Association’s Weekly Radio Show


This week, “Be Humane™ with Dr. Robin Ganzert” covers American Humane Association’s K-9 Battle Buddies luncheon in Palm Beach, Fla., and highlights groundbreaking new study for veterans diagnosed with Post-traumatic Stress

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 31, 2015 — For members of the military, dogs are their best friends. Dogs keep them safe and can provide company in the face of unspeakable hardships. Five of these special K-9 Battle Buddy teams were honored for their bravery and service to the nation at a special luncheon at the Mar-a-Lago Club on March 17 hosted by philanthropist Lois Pope and American Humane Association, and are the subject of the latest episode of “Be Humane with Dr. Robin Ganzert,” American Humane Association’s weekly radio show on Pet Life Radio.

This patriotic episode hosted by the first national humane organization’s president and CEO features interviews with Sergeant Matt Hatala and MWD Chaney, Corporal Jeff DeYoung and CWD Cena, Corporal Jonathan Cavender and MWD Maxi, Corporal Nick Caceres and CWD Fieldy, and Army Specialist Brent Grommet and MWD Matty. The episode also introduces a new study that will be launched this year by American Humane Association that will examine the efficacy of services dogs on veterans diagnosed with Post-traumatic Stress (PTS).

“K-9 Battle Buddy teams are integral to the military, and each dog can use its powerful nose to find deadly hidden weapons and save the lives of an estimated 150-200 soldiers each,” said Dr. Ganzert. “But dogs are also doing so much to help those brave humans who have returned home from Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere and are still suffering the hidden wounds of war. Our new study will seek to quantify the therapeutic benefits of service dogs with these veterans diagnosed with PTS. Tune in to this week’s show to learn how much these dogs mean to their handlers. I know you will be just as touched as I was and everyone who meets them.”

Each weekly episode of “Be Humane™ with Dr. Robin Ganzert” is produced by American Humane Association’s Scott Sowers and is distributed via 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 actor and rapper Ice-T and his wife Coco, comedy legend Martin Short, 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.

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To listen to the special episode of “Be Humane™ with Dr. Robin Ganzert” with a though-provoking conversation on the importance of treating farm animals humanely, as well as all other episodes, please visit To learn more about American Humane Association’s K-9 Battle Buddies program, please

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