Humane Animal Rescue’s CLASS Program

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Canine Life And Social Skills
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Jason Cohen is the founder of Jason Cohen Pittsburgh, which provides real estate consulting to a wide range of people in Pittsburgh, from young entrepreneurs to experienced investors. Through his group, Jason Cohen is able to help Pittsburgh-based nonprofit organizations, such as the Humane Animal Rescue.

Formed after a merger between Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center and Western Pennsylvania Humane Society, Humane Animal Rescue is now of the largest animal welfare associations in the entire state of Pennsylvania. One of its main goals is to provide comprehensive care to abandoned, injured, or neglected animals.

Apart from care provision, the organization provides pet owner education programs, including the Canine Life And Social Skills (CLASS). CLASS is an assessment program that aims to test pet owners for their ability to train their pets to perform real-life skills. There are three levels in the program: the B.A., the M.A., and the Ph.D.. Pets are assessed on such skills as waiting at the door and m ore complex skills such as table manners. Pet owners receive a certificate for every level they successfully complete with their companion.

Allegion and Habitat Continue Partnership

 

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Allegion and Habitat
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Jason Cohen is a Pittsburgh-based real estate professional who runs his own advisory team where he offers consulting services to real estate investors. Outside of his work, Jason Cohen supports a number of charitable organizations in Pittsburgh and beyond, including Habitat for Humanity.

Last December, Habitat for Humanity partnered with Allegion Americas, which provided $100,000 in funding to build nine houses in Mexico. Approximately 120 individuals participated in the construction of these houses through their volunteer labor. To date, Habitat has helped close to 57,000 families in Mexico by providing them with affordable housing and a path to homeownership.

Allegion’s partnership with Habitat dates back to 2009, when the two organizations partnered with one another for the first time in Indianapolis. In addition to building homes, Allegion has helped Habitat by providing hardware that the organization sells in its Habitat for Humanity ReStores nationwide. In his comments, Habitat CEO Jonathan Reckford touted the partnership between the two organizations as being mutually beneficial and expressed excitement about their future endeavors together.

About the Pittsburgh Animal Rescue League Shelter and Wildlife Center

 

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Animal Rescue League
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Jason Cohen is a Pittsburgh-based business owner in the real estate sector. He also operates a group, Jason Cohen Pittsburgh, which provides real estate-focused consulting services to other investors seeking to acquire real estate. Known for being pet friendly, his company is a proud supporter of the local Animal Rescue League Shelter and Wildlife Center (ARL).

Operating for more than 100 years, ARL is dedicated to helping companion animals and wildlife in the greater Pittsburgh area. It operates under an open-door policy, meaning that no animal in need is ever turned away. In this way, ARL is able to care for upwards of 13,000 animals each year.

ARL operates a Wildlife Center in addition to its shelter for companion animals. The center cares for injured, orphaned, and sick wild animals until they can be rehabilitated and released into the wild. Caring for almost 4,000 animals annually, the center is able to release healthy animals at nearly twice the national average rate.

Habitat for Humanity and the Allegheny County Housing Authority

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Allegheny County Housing Authority
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Jason Cohen Pittsburgh is a conceptual group of investors created to assist clients with real estate investments. The group, founded by Jason Cohen, also donates to the Habitat for Humanity.

The Allegheny County Housing Authority (ACHA) began working with the Habitat for Humanity in 2017. The CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh, Howard Slaughter, Jr., announced the sale of five homes and two lots by ACHA will provide housing for eight families.

To buy a house through the Habitat for Humanity program, a buyer must invest 350 hours of time into the program to build up what they call “sweat equity” in addition to their down payment.

Slaughter hopes the five homes will be remodeled and ready for the families by the end of the year, and new homes will be constructed and inhabited by the end of 2018. While the ACHA already facilitates home ownership, Executive Director Frank Aggazio is pleased with the partnership and expects it to provide even more families with the housing they need.