Categories for People
1.Media: This award is presented to an individual working in the media industry whose outstanding contributions continuously promote awareness of animal-related issues in our community, promote responsible pet ownership, and the humane treatment of animals.
2.Government: This award is presented to a government employee for their outstanding contributions to promote humane services, protection of animal rights and their ongoing efforts to improve the quality of life in our community through educating our community
3. Corporate: This award is presented to a corporation for their outstanding contributions to promote quality animal-related services, employee involvement, and effective business practices that promote responsible pet ownership and the benefits of the human-animal bond
4.Philanthropy: This award is presented to an individual or corporation who so generously supports the area of humane animal education, access to quality veterinary services and animal related services
5.Volunteer Hero: This award is presented to an individual whose extraordinary acts of kindness enhance the lives of animals in our community.
6.Education: This award is presented to an educator in our community whose teachings continuously inspires and promotes responsible pet ownership and the humane treatment of animals to their students.
And the Nominees are…(drumroll please)
Dr. Juan Sardinas
*Dr. Maureen Swan
Dr. Juan Fernandez – Bravo
Categories for Pets (presented to animals!)
1.Hero: This award is presented to an animal that has demonstrated an incredible act of bravery, kindness or heroism.
2.Companion: This award is presented to any animal that exemplifies what it means to be a true friend and companion.
3.Therapy: This award is presented to an animal that has made an outstanding difference in the lives of individuals who benefit from the animal’s work as a therapy animal.
4.Professional: This award is presented to any type of service animal (K9 cops, search and rescue, service dogs, medical alert animals) who goes above and beyond on the job.
And the Nominees are…(tails wagging please)