Sunday, June 7, 2015

ASPCA seeks nominations for dog, cat and kid of the year outstanding animal welfare advocates sought for 2015 Humane Awards

The ASPCA is accepting nominations for the 2015 ASPCA Humane Awards and invites the public to contribute submissions. The Humane Awards honor animal heroes as well as individuals who have made a significant impact on the lives of animals during the year. The ASPCA is accepting nominations via its website at

“The ASPCA Humane Awards celebrates the unique bond between people and pets by honoring individuals committed to the protection of animals, as well as dogs and cats whose experiences represent the urgency behind our mission,” said ASPCA President & CEO Matt Bershadker. “We’re looking for stories that deserve attention and can inspire people across the country to be a voice for animals in crisis.”

Categories open for nomination include:

 --ASPCA Dog of the Year: For a dog who has performed a heroic act in the past year.

--ASPCA Cat of the Year: For a cat who has performed a heroic act in the past year.

--ASPCA “Tommy P. Monahan” Kid of the Year: For a child under 14 who has improved the lives of animals

--ASPCA Public Service Award: For a public service officer or official who has made a heroic effort to save an animal in the past year, or has demonstrated a commitment to animal welfare throughout his or her career.

All submissions must include the nominee’s name, street address, email address, telephone number, the category for which he/she is being nominated, and a short statement (400 words or less) of why this person or animal deserves the award.

The deadline for entries is Fri., July 3. 

Winners will be chosen by a committee selected by the ASPCA and announced to the public in mid-October. 

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