Nominate a Heroic Cat for a Humane Award

Last year's winners included a cat who saved her owners from carbon monoxide poisoning.

Posted: March 20 2008 2 a.m. EDT

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Nominate a Heroic Cat for a Humane Award
Winne won the honor of ASPCA Cat of the Year in 2007.
If you know a fabulous feline or precocious pooch with a knack for saving lives, or a heroic human who has improved the lives of animals, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) wants to hear from you. The organization will be seeking nominations beginning April 1, 2008, of extraordinary pets and people for its annual Humane Awards program.

"The ASPCA Humane Awards is our way of recognizing the important role animals play in our lives, the significance of the human-animal bond, and the people who make animal welfare a central part of their lives," says Ed Sayres, ASPCA president and CEO.

Those who may be considered for this distinguished honor include humans who have worked on behalf of animal welfare, and animals who have engaged in acts of heroism in the United States during the past year. Winners will be invited to attend the Humane Awards Luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 30, at the historic Rainbow Room in New York City, where the awards will be presented.

Last year’s winners included Winnie, a 14-year-old cat who meowed wildly to alert her owners to a carbon monoxide leak; a Golden Retriever who performed a modified Heimlich maneuver on his choking owner; and a selfless preteen who works tirelessly on behalf of homeless horses.

The ASPCA will begin accepting nominations via its website on April 1. All submissions must include the following: the nominee's name, street address, email address, and telephone number; the category for which he/she is being nominated; and a short statement (400 words or less) of why this person or pet deserves the award. 

The deadline for entries is Tuesday, July 15. Winners will be chosen by a committee selected by the ASPCA, and announced to the public in mid-October. For more information, please visit the ASPCA’s website.

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Ellen    Attleboro, MA

3/21/2008 12:42:06 AM

What a super award!

Karen from The Maine gang    Standish, ME

3/20/2008 7:09:22 PM

I will pass this on! Thank you

cat    corydon, IN

3/20/2008 6:51:32 PM


Tanya    Paden City, WV

3/20/2008 6:39:05 PM

Thank you for this article. I am a great animal advocate myself, and I'm glad that this award is available. Oh, no! Not for myself!! Oh, no!!! But there are amazing people and animals out there that deserve such recognition. And, getting out more information is always a bonus. The more information, the more people will know, and prayfully become involved.
Thank you ALL again, and also, a great,big, beautiful "THANK YOU, YOU ARE WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!", to all the animal heroes and the human heroes, too.
Thank you
Tanya & the FAMILY

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