American Humane Association opens Palm Beach office in Lois Pope’s name

By Aleese Kopf

February 21, 2016

Daily News Staff Writer

The American Humane Association has had a presence in Palm Beach for years but just recently opened an office on the island.

The Lois Pope Center forAmerican Humane Association, at 241 Bradley Place, Suite C, opened late last year. It was named in honor of local philanthropist Pope, who’s involved in furthering education, humanitarian relief, the arts,animal welfare and support for disabled veterans.

Dr. Robin Ganzert, president and CEO of the association, said the office will be used to host community outreach and educational events.

“Because South Florida is so disaster prone, it is a strategic place to base our Red Star Rescue team and the 50-foot Lois Pope Red Star Rescue Vehicle,” Ganzert said in an email. “We’re there to serve the animals of Florida.”

The Red Star Rescue team provides mobile emergency services to help animals caught in wildfires, floods, hurricanes and other disasters.

“We are proud of the work they do here in our community, looking out for the welfare and well-being of our animals and maintaining a base of operations in Palm Beach for their historic Red Star Rescue program to protect the animals we love so much,” Pope said in a statement. “There is nothing more important than caring for the most vulnerable in our society.”