Know a hero dog? Today is your last chance to nominate him or her for the American Human Association’s Hero Dog Awards.
“We think EVERY dog is a hero,” says the American Humane Association (AHA). “Whether they’re saving lives or lending a comforting paw when you’re sick or need a sympathetic nod from a best friend, repay the favor and nominate YOUR dog today!”
There are eight categories for hero dogs, including the newly popular “Emerging Heroes” category, which includes ordinary dogs who you think have made an extraordinary difference in your life. Other categories are Law Enforcement/Arson Dogs, Service Dogs, Therapy Dogs, Hearing Dogs, Military Dogs, Guide Dogs, and Search and Rescue Dogs.
Nominations continue through today, Tuesday April 30. Public voting begins May 7, and an awards event will occur in Hollywood, California, on October 25. Winning dogs (and their human best friends) can win a trip to Hollywood, and win up to $6,500 for a charity dedicated to dogs.
Nominate a hero dog here. To get a sense of the competition, you can check out 2012’s finalists here, and view tribute videos to each of the amazing dogs. Here’s one about a childhood pet who became a service dog and guardian for a young woman with epilepsy.
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