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American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards

2012 Finalists

The American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards™ celebrate the powerful relationship between dogs and people.  These amazing dogs provide compassion and comfort to transform people’s lives with their unconditional love, devotion and intuition.  Hero Dogs are ordinary dogs doing extraordinary things.

Here’s what the people who nominated them say makes each of these finalists a Hero Dog:

 

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Emerging Hero Dog (Sponsored by The Annenberg Foundation) — Daniel 
Nutley, New Jersey

VIEW DANIEL'S TRIBUTE VIDEO

“Gas chambers” represent an outdated method of destroying homeless animals. Many people do not realize that such methods of destroying homeless dogs …

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Guide Dog — Tabitha
South Bend, Indiana

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Tabitha was my first Guide Dog, I obtained her from Leader Dogs for the Blind in 2004. Although now retired, she was and always will be my Hero Dog. …

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Hearing Dog — Tatiana II
Plantation , Florida.

VIEW TATIANA'S TRIBUTE VIDEO

Nothing seemed out of the ordinary when I went to sleep on a sweltering South Florida night. But at about 2 a.m. I woke up, struggling to catch my br…

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Law Enforcement Dog — Jynx
Shillington, Pennsylvania 

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On June 29, 2011, Berks County Deputy Sheriff K-9 Handler Kyle Pagerly was shot and killed while attempting to execute a warrant. As they ascended a …

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Military Dog — Gabe
Columbia, South Carolina 

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Gabe began his service to the United States of America as a Military Working Dog in 2006 and as such has had an impact not only on the life of Charles…

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Search and Rescue Dog — Soot
Charleston, West Virginia

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Lorrie adopted Soot, a black Labrador, and quickly realized he needed a job. Lorrie never dreamed finding Soot a job would lead the dog to rescuing a…

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Service Dog — Holly
Magna, Utah

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Holly is my amazing 11-year-old seizure alert and response service dog. The bond and partnership with Holly has changed my life, and saved it on mult…

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Therapy Dog — Stella
Mt. Kisco, New York

VIEW STELLA'S TRIBUTE VIDEO

It is with great pleasure that I am nominating Stella Lenore Levy to receive a Hero Dog Award. Richmond Community Services is a not-for-profit organi…

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