Posts tagged "arson dogs"

Tour to Recognize Certified Arson Hero Dog Teams and National Fire Dog Monument

Tour to Recognize Certified Arson Hero Dog Teams and National Fire Dog Monument
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 20, 2012 — Each year billions of dollars in property damage and hundreds of lives are lost as a result of arson-related fires. Now, America is preparing to honor the two- and four-legged heroes who keep us, our families and our communities safe from this deadly threat. America’s first National Fire Dog... Read more »

American Humane Associaton Hero Dog Award Winners

In the darkness comes light, in confusion comes answers. “Man’s
Best Friend is an Arsonist Worst Nightmare”. Sadie is a 5 year old
Black Labrador Retriever. Sadie has been a nationally certified
accelerant detection K-9 since May of 2007. Sadie works in the
Major Crimes Unit of the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. She
has worked approximately 400 fires, and has assisted in cases
resulting in numerous arrests. Sadie has never lost in court. Sadie
has worked numerous high profile arson/homicide cases where her
nose has detected critical evidence for collection and prosecution.
Sadie has worked in extreme environments (high rise buildings,
collapsing structures, snow covered mountains) and never missed
a call to duty. Sadie has an incredibly friendly demeanor. She
conducts approximately 50 K-9 demonstrations a year to promote
fire safety and fire prevention. Sadie had been recognized for
numerous awards including the “Golden Paws” Award for lifesaving
and heroic acts, the “Hero Medal” from the Masonic Lodge,
and is a co-partner in being recognized as “Colorado Peace Officer
of the Year”. Any K-9 who unconditionally serves the public while
placing their own safety in jeopardy deserves our praise and
admiration. I have witnessed Sadie’s commitment to her job and
community first hand and it is second to none, which motivates me
to nominate her for this honor. She is truly an ambassador for all
working dogs, and I am humbled to be her partner.
The American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards will air on November 11 on the Hallmark Channel. Hero dogs will be honored for their amazing accomplishments in eight categories. Among those attending this red carpet gala, a sort of Golden Globes for pets – except that instead of the booze flowing freely, there is Cesar Canine... Read more »

WGN Radio Petcast, America's Hero Dogs

Listen to this very special WGN Radio Petcast celebrating Hero Dogs, and the American Humane Association’s Hero Dog Awards. Click HERE to listen. The celebration begins with Robin Ganzert, President/CEO of the American Humane Association who describes the Hero Dog Awards. Robin also describes the Lucy Fund created to support animal assisted therapy dogs to... Read more »

Ambassador Rin Tin Tin

Stop the presses! Hold your horses! Big News!  As the contributions of military working dogs are being recognized for their accomplishments around the globe, the American Humane Association proudly announced that Rin Tin Tin has been named a  national ambassador for the Hero Dog Awards™. Rin Tin Tin might not be a household word among... Read more »

Hero Dog Awards

The Film and Television Unit of American Humane Association is heading up the search for America’s Hero Dogs, the Hero Dog Awards. Dogs may be nominated in eight categories: Law Enforcement and Arson Dogs; Service Dogs; Therapy Dogs; Military Dogs; Guide Dogs; Search and Rescue Dogs; Hearing Dogs; and Emerging Hero Dogs. Finalists in each... Read more »