Wednesday, November 4, 2015

The Pet Philanthropy Circle names 2015 Pet Hero Award winners

The Pet Philanthropy Circle has announced the national 2015 Pet Hero Award winners.

--The Lifetime Achievement Award was be presented to Dr. Neal Barnard who has spent the past 30 years working to replace animal testing and experimentation. In 1985 he founded the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. He has spearheaded campaigns with Ellen Degeneres, Alec Baldwin and countless others to save thousands.

--Humanitarian of the Year, Kristy Hinze-Clark and her husband, founder of Netscape Jim Clark, work tirelessly to defend both animal and aquatic life. Hinze-Clark, a Ford supermodel, has graced the covers of Sports Illustrated, Australian Vogue and the Victoria’s Secret catalogue. She uses her celebrity status to promote animal welfare globally.  

--The Mayor’s Alliance of NYC will be honored with the 2015 Outstanding Rescue Organization Award. Their efforts have saved over 250,000 animals and their van has transported more than 85,000 adoptable pets “to the People” in NYC neighborhoods. Whether it be domestic violence, seniors, evictions, or interim care with the hope of reunification in disaster relief, the Mayor’s Alliance is there to help.

--The 2015 Animal Advocate Award goes to Candy Udell, founder of the Rescue Paw Foundation and President of London Jewelers. Udell supports numerous local and national organizations who rescue hundreds of animals each year. 

--This year’s Animal Health award went to the Animal Cancer Foundation, the leading philanthropic organization committed to funding and accelerating comparative oncology research. 

--St. Francis Farm established by Whitney Knowlton of Last Chance Animal Rescue will receive the Outstanding Sanctuary Award. This sanctuary provides permanent and temporary care for special needs and senior animals. 

--The Veterinarian of the Year Award was presented to Dr. Marty Goldstein, a nationally recognized proponent of alternative cures for animals. He has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey, the Martha Show and Good Morning America. 

 --Found Animals Foundation received the Foundation of the Year. Initiated in 2005 by Dr. Gary Michelson, the foundation provides funding for the research of nonsurgical sterilization technology, low-cost spay and neuter initiatives, and finding homes for over 15,000 shelter animals. 

--And finally, this year’s Outstanding Pet Award honors Brock, a Doberman Pinscher, who inspired the formation of Pilots N Paws, an organization of 5,500 pilots and over 260,000 Facebook fans that has saved more than 75,000 lives with rescue flights. 


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