American Veterinary Distributors Association Supports HABRI with Donation
The Human-Animal Bond Research Initiative (HABRI) Foundation (booth 2408) received a $5,000 donation from the American Veterinary Distributors Association (AVDA). The donation will help HABRI gather, fund and share scientific research that demonstrates the human health benefits of pet ownership.
“The industry-leading companies that form the AVDA understand the importance of the human-animal bond and how it enhances both human and animal health,” said HABRI executive director Steven Feldman. “The veterinary community plays a key role in the health of our communities, and AVDA’s support will help deliver that message.”
The HABRI Foundation maintains the world’s largest online library of human-animal bond research and information; funds innovative research projects to scientifically document the health benefits of pets and other animals; informs the public about human-animal bond research; and advocates for public policies that support the beneficial role of pets in society.
“AVDA is proud to join the Human-Animal Bond Research Initiative effort,” said AVDA executive director Jackie King. “By supporting research and education on the benefits of the human-animal bond, AVDA can help bring the health benefits of pets to more people and more families.”