TruAmerica Multifamily Recognized by Michelson Found Animals Foundation for Its Pet Policies

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - TruAmerica Multifamily has been awarded the inaugural Pet Pawsitive Award by the non-profit social enterprise Michelson Found Animals Foundation for its pet friendly policies and initiatives across its 37,000-unit portfolio.

The Foundation annually celebrates the efforts of local officials, businesses, individuals and organizations focused on improving the lives of pets and their people, and a recognition of the joy pets bring to our lives. The Foundation expanded its awards program, now in its seventh year, to include the inaugural Pet Pawsitive Award to recognize organizations with pet friendly policies that benefit their employees and customers, enrich the community and make a positive impact on pets and their people. 

“Each year, I look forward to meeting the impressive individuals and organizations who are doing incredible work for pets in their communities and across the country,” said Dr. Gary Michelson, founder of Michelson Found Animals Foundation. “Whether spearheading animal rights legislation or making the world a little more pet friendly, their combined efforts play a huge role in the future of animal welfare. I am grateful for what they do and am honored to work beside them to further our mutual goal of saving animals and enriching lives.”
TruAmerica was recognized for providing people and their pets with a great experience at home. With 37,000 apartments from coast to coast, TruAmerica operates pet friendly communities which include award winning dog parks, dog centers, dog spas and more. Many of TruAmerica’s apartment communities regularly host special events and activities tailored toward pet owners and prospective owners including ‘Yappy Hour’ and adoption events. 

“Pets are an enriching part of our lives that add a positive element to family life, which is why we adopted welcoming policies related to pets and their owners who reside in our safe pet friendly communities within our entire 37,000-unit apartment portfolio,” said TruAmerica President and CEO, Robert Hart.  “It is an honor to be recognized by Michelson Found Animals which does so much to enrich the lives of pets and the people who love them.”

About TruAmerica Multifamily: TruAmerica Multifamily is a vertically integrated, value-add multifamily investment firm based in Los Angeles. Founded in July 2013 as a joint venture between Robert Hart and The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, TruAmerica has been one of the country's most active multifamily investors and manages a $7.9 billion portfolio of approximately 37,000 units across prime locations throughout Northern and Southern California, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Maryland and Florida. For more information on TruAmerica Multifamily, visit http://www.truamerica.com or call (424) 325-2750.

About the Michelson Found Animals Foundation: Michelson Found Animals Foundation is a leading animal welfare non-profit organization committed to keeping pets safe at home with the pet parents who love them. With a mission of Saving Pets, Enriching Lives, Found Animals is advancing the health and safety of pets through the first free, national microchip registry, solutions-based programs addressing pet adoption, microchipping, low-cost spay neuter services and grants for research into non-surgical spay and neuter methods. The foundation provides educational resources for pet parents and support for a variety of animal welfare organizations and is also supporting start up innovation in the pet care industry with the Leap Venture Studio. Generously funded by Dr. Gary Michelson and Alya Michelson, Found Animals has helped more than 1.5 million pets since it was founded in 2005. Follow our progress online at www.FoundAnimals.org, or via social media at Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.