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Do You Know a Hero Dog?

Now accepting nominations for the 2010 Hero Dog!

spcaLA is currently seeking nominations for its 29th Annual spcaLA Hero Dog Award. This national award celebrates extraordinary heroic acts performed by dogs that save and/or protect people. The winning dog and its human companion will be flown to Los Angeles for the official ceremony. Nominations must be from calendar year 2010.

Ronnie the hero dog

Ronnie, Hero Dog 2009

Any dog that is a companion animal and not formally trained for rescues or as a police dog is eligible for this award. spcaLA accepts nominations from anyone who has or knows of a canine deserving of such an honor. Hero Dog nominations may be sent to info@spcaLA.com.

To nominate a Hero Dog send a description of the heroic act that occurred in the year 2010 with a name, address, and daytime telephone number. Heroic acts must be verifiable (newspaper clippings, police report, etc). Nominations must be submitted by March 31, 2011.

Past Hero Dogs include Taz, a Shepherd mix who kept his owner warm then went to find help as his owner lie on a cliff suffering from a broken pelvis; Shannon, a Golden Retriever/Border Collie mix who led her owner to her husband who was trapped under a tractor; Brutus, a Golden Retriever who took a bite from a poisonous snake to save his family; Shadow, a German Shepherd mix who fought off a grizzly bear that was attacking his owner; Miley a Terrier mix who roused her owner as poisonous carbon monoxide gas filled her home; and last year’s Hero Dog, Ronnie, a Wire Fox Terrier who defended his human and canine companion against a coyote intruder.