Los Angeles, CA – Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) will present its 33rd Annual National Hero Dog Award™ at 10am on Friday June 19, 2015 in a ceremony at Stars Plaza at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles.

For thirty-three years, spcaLA has recognized the heroic efforts of a canine companion animal who is not formally trained for rescues or law enforcement. spcaLA’s National Hero Dog Award™ is the first and original award of its kind.

Past spcaLA National Hero Dog Award™ winners include Miley a Terrier mix who roused her owner as poisonous carbon monoxide gas filled her home; Ronnie, a Wire Fox Terrier who defended his human and canine companion against a coyote intruder; Diamond, a Pit Bull Terrier who alerted her family when their home caught on fire and shielded one of her human companions from flames, injuring herself in the process; Bear, a 5 year-old Shiloh German Shepherd who ran for help when her companion suffered a seizure; Chow mix, Mole saved the life of a fellow hiker on Rubidoux Mountain; and last year’s spcaLA National Hero Dog™, Lucy, a Beagle who summoned help for her human companion when both were struck by a car.

spcaLA National Hero Dog Award™ Presentation
June 19, 2015
Star Plaza
(On Chick Hearn Court in front of Staples Center)
Downtown Los Angeles

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