Cesar Millan Gets Honorary Degree for Humanitarian Work
Cesar Millan has added to his long list of accomplishments by becoming only the third American to receive an honorary degree from Bangkok’s Chulalongkorn University.
Millan was presented with the degree in conjunction with the university’s celebration of the 80th anniversary of its veterinary department.
Millan was singled out for the award because of his many efforts to rescue, rehabilitate and find homes for abandoned and abused canines the world over.
“Responsibility for lives is our theme for the 80-year anniversary of Chulalongkorn University-Faculty of Veterinary Science,” said Roongroje Thanawongnuwech, dean of Chulalongkorn University. “The university wishes to recognize the contribution Cesar Millan has made to improving the conditions and care of dogs all over the world as well as for his tireless work to advance instinctual learning of canine behavior.”
Millan has championed canine causes worldwide including, in 2007, launching the Cesar Millan Foundation (CMF), a U.S. nonprofit that promotes canine rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming as well as overall betterment of life.
Since its inception, the CMF has donated more than $1 million toward developing humane education and supported the efforts of more than 3,000 no-kill animal shelters.
“I am honored and humbled to have received this award from Chulalongkorn University,” said Millan. “It has been a privilege to be able to share my instinctual approach to dog rehabilitation over the years and in so many Asian countries. I am pleased the international community is embracing instinctual learning.”
Millan was presented with the honor while touring Thailand to promote his live show, “Love Your Dogs,” in which Millan demonstrates his instinctual learning techniques before live audiences.
For more information about the Cesar Millan Foundation, go to cesarsway.com.