It’s that season, where people start thinking about film and music nods and awards shows…and preparing their own little lists of who might be nominated in the Oscars, the Grammy’s, an Emmy, the Tony’s…etc. We look to the Nobel Prize to see who is a true world changer in their time, and to environmental or philanthropic titles to see who is working to make a difference. While we often see our humane favorites get recognized for their hard work and brilliant performances, when is the last time you saw a canine or feline take home recognition for more than meeting a breed standard?
The silver screen and good nature are combining to finally extend a little love and affection from the masses to the heroes of the four-legged persuasion. The American Humane Association is once again presenting their “Hero Dog Awards“, this year with the power of animal activist and lover Betty White along with film star Ewan McGregor behind their efforts.
Dogs will be recognized in several categories, such as ” law enforcement and arson dogs; service dogs; therapy dogs; military dogs; guide dogs; search and rescue dogs; hearing dogs, and emerging hero dogs, for “ordinary pets who do extraordinary things,” the Hallmark Channel revealed. In addition to these recognitions, a special nod will be given to the famous Rin Tin Tin. Did you know that the canine idol of American television was rescued from the front lines in WWI? The amazing dog who fought it out in battle and then won the heart of America is getting a legacy award, one that will be presented to a descendant of the Rin Tin Tin line.
The winning dogs will get to attend their own red carpet gala, walking like the stars they are past the press and admirers. To watch the show with your pooch, tune in to the Hallmark Channel on November 11.
If you want to weigh in on the winners, be sure to vote for the dogs you think are most deserving. Do you personally know of a dog, cat, or other pet that has done something amazing for the community or for someone? Tell their tale here in the comments section.