How do we honor an animal who has committed a heroic act? How can we properly honor their extraordinary acts of courage and altruism?
The HSUS’s Dogs of Valor Awards program, which I told you about in May, is one way we acknowledge the life-saving actions of animals. By highlighting these heroic acts, we demonstrate that animals are not automatons or creatures driven entirely by selfish wants. They think, they understand, they problem-solve, and they act.
We received many nominations for Dogs of Valor, and we’ve narrowed the field. Now, we’re asking you to help select the People’s Choice among four finalists in the Companion Dog category. Before 5 p.m. ET today read the accounts of Jack, Buffy, Bear and Anna—four dogs who helped when people needed them most—and vote for the one dog that you think is the most extraordinary and heroic (it will be a tough decision, I know). Then watch humanesociety.org/dogsofvalor on Friday, when we’ll announce the People’s Choice winner and the Valor Dog of the Year in the Companion and Working Dog categories.