This year’s awards ceremony at the Gotham Hall in Manhattan will be held on Fri., Oct. 7.
The 2016 Award winners include an all-star lineup:
--Naomi Judd will be receiving the Humanitarian of the Year Award for her work in lobbying in Washington, D.C. to ensure the safe return of all service dogs that have served in the US Military.
--Allison Eastwood, actress, daughter of Clint Eastwood and found of the Eastwood Ranch Foundation, is the Animal Advocate of the Year, recognized for her outstanding success with saving animals from kill shelters in Southern California.
--Dr. Robin Ganzert will be accepting the Outstanding Animal Welfare Organization award as CEO of the American Humane Association whose efforts have impacted hundreds of millions of animals. The Petco Foundation is being awarded the Foundation of the Year for helping 4.9 million pets find homes
--Katie Cleary, executive producer and writer of the movie, "Give Me Shelter" on Netflix, president of Peace for Animals and founder and editor in chief of the animal News Network is receiving the Animal Welfare Spokesperson Award.
--The Heart Organization has earned the Animal Welfare Education Award for their national youth education program that teaches compassion and respect for all living beings.
--Jamie's Rescue in Miami brings focus on the challenges of rescuing street dogs in inner cities and is awarded the Rescue Organization of the Year.
--Outstanding Junior of the Year, Matthew Talbot, proves we are never too young to make a difference in saving animal lives.
-- The Outstanding Pet, Amazing Grace, a dog destined to a gruesome death in a gas chamber survived and inspires humans to end this cruel, unnecesary way of eliminating dogs.
For tickets www.petphilanthropycircle.com/tickets or call 631 255-7911.