SOURCE: AKC Canine Health Foundation

AKC Canine Health Foundation

August 10, 2011 12:00 ET

AKC Canine Health Foundation Honors Nestle Purina's Terence Block With 2011 President's Award

Foundation Recognizes Block's Commitment to Canine Health

ST. LOUIS, MO--(Marketwire - Aug 10, 2011) - The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) will honor Nestlé Purina PetCare Company's North American Pet Foods president, Terence E. Block, with its 2011 President's Award Saturday, August 13.

CHF, the most highly regarded organization funding sound scientific research exclusively for dogs, annually presents the award to individuals, clubs and organizations that have made an exceptional contribution to advancing canine health.

Lee Arnold, the Foundation's chairman of the board, will present Block with this unique recognition during the 2011 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference dinner at the Purina Event Center in Gray Summit, Mo.

"It is an honor to present Terry Block with this prestigious award," Arnold says. "Throughout his career, Terry has continued to demonstrate his commitment to canine health research and the companion animal industry. Under his leadership, Purina has contributed more than $8.5 million to the Foundation. We pause to recognize his efforts and celebrate his contributions."

Block, who joined Nestlé Purina PetCare Company (formerly Ralston Purina Company) in 1977, is humbled to receive CHF's recognition: "Purina's decision 15 years ago to sponsor and support the Canine Health Foundation continues to pay huge dividends for all dogs. I am proud to accept this award on behalf of Nestlé Purina's 7,000 associates in the United States."

Terry Warren, CHF chief executive officer and general counsel, has worked closely with the Breeder-Enthusiast Group at Purina over the last few years and has witnessed the positive impact of Block's passion for canine health, making him an ideal award recipient.

"We congratulate Terry on being selected for this year's award," Warren says. "His tremendous contributions to canine health through his work with Nestlé Purina PetCare have helped us continue our mission to help dogs live longer, healthier lives."

CHF is a non-profit organization dedicated to funding research to prevent, treat and cure canine disease. Visit CHF online at for more information about the Foundation.

About CHF
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping dogs live longer, healthier lives by funding research that helps prevent, treat and cure canine disease. Established by the American Kennel Club in 1995, CHF's mission is to advance the health of all dogs and their owners by funding sound scientific research and supporting the dissemination of canine health information. Since its inception, CHF has dedicated more than $33.2 million to canine health research projects and education programs. Visit CHF online at for more information.

About Nestlé Purina PetCare Company
Nestlé Purina PetCare, a global leader in the pet care industry, promotes responsible pet care, humane education, community involvement and the positive bond between people and their pets. The North American headquarters for Nestlé Purina is located at Checkerboard Square in St.Louis, Missouri. Nestlé Purina PetCare Company is part of Swiss-based Nestlé S.A., the world's leading nutrition, health and wellness company.

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