MetLife Pet Insurance partners with the Association of Animal Welfare Advancement

MetLife Pet Insurance announced its collaboration with the Association of Animal Welfare Advancement to help pet parents “confidently care” for their pets throughout their furry family member’s life. Through the collaboration, MetLife Pet Insurance and AAWA will work together to develop and produce content highlighting issues pet parents may face surrounding access to veterinary care while also recognizing innovative animal welfare organizations with the Golden Beagle Award.

This collaboration will focus on producing podcasts, blog posts, newsletters and other content designed to help animal welfare organizations address challenges in the access to care space. This includes highlighting innovations and potential legislation as well as sharing news from specific shelters, local organizations, and national movements.

In addition to content development, MetLife Pet is sponsoring the Golden Beagle Award, which will be presented for the first time at the November 2024 AAWA conference. This award will recognize an animal welfare organization for its innovative approach to addressing the challenges of helping larger breed dogs find loving homes. The recipient will receive $20,000 to put toward their work.

“Animal welfare organizations play an essential role in providing care and comfort to every abandoned, neglected, and abused animal and AAWA has been a positive force in supporting these institutions. We are proud to be working with such a respected group to address the financial and physical challenges pet parents may experience when trying to obtain medical care. We believe pets are part of the family and are committed to ensuring that they can live full and healthy lives. An essential part of MetLife Pet Insurance’s mission is helping pets find and stay in a home that is right for them. The organizations we will recognize with the Golden Beagle are doing important work in finding homeless pets their forever homes and we are excited to showcase and support the good they are doing in their communities.” – Brian Jorgensen, Head of Pet Insurance at MetLife.

“Access to care is a critical issue facing animal welfare organizations and pet parents alike. We are pleased to be working with MetLife Pet Insurance, a market leader, to identify potential obstacles to providing care for pets and spotlighting both potential solutions and actions being taken to address this issue.” – Jim Tedford, President and CEO of AAWA.