To be recognized as the leader in the Veterinary Community for advancing the understanding and importance of the human-animal bond
HABA is working hard for positive change!
2020 has been a crazy year for all of us in this world, but one thing will never change and that is the human animal bond. If we have learned anything from this craziness, it it the true joy and comfort that animals bring to us during hard times and really at all times. They love us unconditionally and are always there for us.
The human animal bond is strong and this is one of the big reasons why HABA exists. We have been around for many years and want to be around for many years to come.
2020 has been a time of change for HABA too, but as part of our strategic plan to grow and sustain HABA. In 2019, HABA went thru a strategic planning session and has continued the progress with the plan in 2020. Our board and committees meet at least monthly and are very excited about all of the initiatives they are working to bring you more benefits and resources to help in your efforts relating to the human animal bond.
We hope you like the changes and additions that will be coming your way and we are excited for the future!
New networking, interaction and engagement for our members and much more to come!
HABA Students and Chapters
What can HABA do for you? We need your ideas and suggestions to help in making this an organization that works for you and provides what you want and need. Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You are our future!
Human Animal Bond: Little Girl Sings to a Horse
Steve Dale, CABC and HABA Board Member
Steve Dale, certified animal behavior consultant (CABC), has reached more pet owners over the past few decades than any other pet journalist in America.
He is the host of two nationally syndicated radio shows, Steve Dale’s Pet World and The Pet Minute (together heard on more than 100 radio stations, syndicated Black Dog Radio Productions, since 2005). He’s also a special contributor at WGN Radio, Chicago, and program host of Steve Dale’s Pet World (since 1997). He formerly hosted the nationally broadcast Animal Planet Radio.
For 21 years, his twice weekly newspaper column was syndicated by the Chicago Tribune. Steve was a contributing editor for USA Weekend (2002 to 2014), and regular columnist at Cat Fancy magazine (2006 to 2014). He has written for a long list of magazines, from People to Dog World (where he was a columnist).
He’s currently a writer and contributing editor for CATster, and authors a column called Steve Dale’s Vet World for Veterinary Practice News. He’s also a columnist for the Journal of National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America and PetVet magazine.
These are just a few of the many things that Steve does for both animals and humans. We definitely are very fortunate to have him as a board member, a resource and most importantly, a true friend.
Enjoy this piece from his huge library of contributions over the years!