Mike Arms is one of my heroes. He is a super smart big hearted animal lover that has led the way by setting the bar for the highest of standards for animal centers. As president of the Helen Woodward Animal Center in San Diego, Mike has been at the forefront of changing the lives of animals for the better through his tireless efforts and passion.
For the past 12 years Iams has joined forces with Mike Arms and the Helen Woodward Animal Center for the annual adoption campaign to help raise awareness of orphaned animals in need of forever homes around the world. The program has created increased public awareness about orphaned animals, increased the number of pet adoptions, lowered euthanasia rates and is educating record numbers of people in the humane treatment of animals. He is the founder of the Iams Home 4 the Holidays pet adoption program that our The Tiniest Tiger community supports with our own annual Iams Home 4 the Holidays comment-athon.
So it is fitting that on Monday, October 10, The Iams Company and Mike Arms, presented the first annual Hero Award in recognition of Austin Humane Society’s extraordinary relief efforts in the Austin/Bastrop wildfiress in September of this year.
Austin Humane Society led the way in coordinating the disaster relief efforts for the animals displaced in the Austin/Bastrop counties as a result of the recent Texas wildfires. This widespread disaster destroyed over 1,400 homes in the Central Texas area. The Austin Humane Society helped create a temporary triage unit in the Austin and Bastrop areas providing food, refuge, and medical care for the displaced animals.
Thank you to Austin Humane Society for their dedicated service to enhancing the quality of life for animals and their families. Truly our heroes and deserving of the first ever Mike Arms-Iams Hero Award. Super Hurrah!