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Martha Stewart Honored by American Humane Association

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Exemplifying their mission to create a compassionate world for children and animals, Martha Stewart was awarded the National Humanitarian Medal by The American Humane Association on March 9, 2011. More than 500 philanthropists gathered at The Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida for the swank soiree, which included speeches by the decorating doyenne and couture designer Tinsely Mortimer.

CEO & President, Dr. Robin Ganzert of the American Humane Association presents the Humanitarian Awards to Martha Stewart

Photos of Martha Stewart’s pets provided a touch of domestic bliss as they were displayed on screens during the icon’s keynote speech

Dog devotee Tinsley Mortimer, a New York notable known for reality TV stint on High Society and her line of luxury handbags, was recognized at the luncheon for her new role as National Ambassador for the American Humane Association. The star socialite had previously worked with the organization for its Adopt-A-Dog-Month’s Second Chance Fund benefit.

During the event, CESAR® Canine Cuisine– which has launched a “Hero Dogs” initiative to honor the dedication of therapy dogs– announced their partnership with the American Humane Society. In celebration of their combined commitment to ensure that the lives of those in need are enriched by therapy dog companions, CESAR® Canine Cuisine presented the American Humane Association with a check for $100,000 to kick start the program.

(L-R) Eric Bruner, Tierney Monaco, Martha Stewart, Dr. Robin Ganzert, Melissa Martellotti, and Geoff Browne pose with a check for $100,000 toward CESAR® Canine Cuisine and the AHA’s joint Hero Dogs initiative.

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Photos courtesy CESAR® Canine Cuisine

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