The celebration begins with Robin Ganzert,
President/CEO of the American
Humane Association who describes the Hero Dog Awards.
describes the Lucy Fund created to support animal assisted therapy dogs to honor of my dog Lucy.
You can help support this award, and animal assisted therapy with a contribution to the Lucy Fund.
If there were human hero awards, Debrah Schnackenberg and her team with
the American Humane Association Red Star Emergency Services unit would
paws down win - for all the lives they save when disaster strikes. I
spoke with Debrah from flood ravaged Memphis. I also talked to
Debrah about her own search and rescue dog work, and the bond she has with
her hero dogs.
Rin Tin Tin is likely the most famous hero dog of all time...
all those movies back in the day, Rin Tin Tin is, in part, responsible
for launching the U.S, Military dog program. Daphne Hereford talks about
her work with the current Rin Tin Tin, who is a cadaver dog (searches
for dead bodies). Rin Tin Tin is an official Ambassador to the Hero Dog
From "It's Me or the Dog" on Animal Planet, Victoria Stilwell - National
Ambassador American Humane Association - recalls her work with dogs
just after September 11.These dogs essentially served a role, which I call
Victoria also announces that I will soon be starting a blog on her website! That's Pawsitively cool!
And I talked with Anthony and Megan, two individuals who have dogs that
they believe are hero dogs. And they are both right!
One dog, Leonidas, is a Pit Bull who happens to be
missing a leg, and has a deformed paw. Another is a Guide Dog named Pasta. Whether
they win or not, it's clear their dogs are heroes.
Also, hear our usual email segment.
Email your question to Steve@PetWorldRadio.net
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