- Aug. 31, 2018
-- The Pet Hero Awards celebrate individuals, associations, professionals, pets and business organizations that demonstrate a commitment to improving and protecting animal lives.
"The Pet Hero Awards are to Animal Welfare as the Oscars are to the movies, so opening voting to the public is an exciting way to bring awareness to the causes that protect animals," says Jewel Morris, CEO and Founder, Pet Philanthropy Circle.
This new award invites everyone to participate by voting to select the winner of the 2018 Grand Champion Animal Welfare Organization. This campaign will reach people worldwide inviting votes and donations via the website and Facebook until the winner will be announced on Oct. 19 at the Pet Hero Awards 6th Anniversary Ceremony, at 1356 Broadway, Gotham Hall in New York, NY.
This elite group of organizations have all been award-winning animal welfare organizations recognized for their commitment to protecting animals. Contestants for this award include: American Humane, Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, Michelson Found Animals, Pilots N Paws, Soi Dog, and Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation.
Voters have the option of voting free or increasing their support for their favorites with donations. 100% of all donations go to animal welfare.
Steve Irwin's family, Bindi, Terri and Robert will be receiving the Inaugural Humanitarian Family of the Year Award. Additional 2018 Pet Hero Award winners include: American Veterinary Medical Association, Soi Dog, Zoetis, Fido Fixers, South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center, No Dogs Left Behind and the Golden Retriever Storm.
To vote, view tributes, buy tickets and learn more visit: https://www.PetCircle.org/PeoplesChoice