The industry recently lost a beloved colleague and friend, Kristin Ruff. Kristin was a cherished member of the Zoetis family and held a variety of roles over the last eleven years. Her friends at Zoetis have collaborated with the American Humane Association to respect Kristin’s wish that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to American Humane Association’s Wags4Patriots program.
Many people who knew Kristin understood her passion for animals, and for the K-9 Courage Program she established at Zoetis to benefit retired military and police dogs.
The K-9 Courage Program is a charitable healthcare donation program that provides financial and in-kind product donations that support retired police and military K-9s as well as service dogs currently in action. Program contributions help assure caregivers that these courageous and loyal dogs continue to live happy and healthy lives.
Under Kristin’s leadership, the program was expanded this year to include support for Wags4Patriots, which helps provide service dogs for veterans who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury.
In Kristin’s memory, American Humane has created a special page to honor and remember Kristin, and raise money for the training of Wags4Patriots service dogs.
For those wishing to make a donation, please visit: www.americanhumane.org/inmemoryof-kristin-ruff