Sparky the Fire Dog named Spokesdog for 2012 Hero Dog Awards

Blog Post created by laurenbackstrom Employee on May 29, 2012

01_sparky (2)The American Humane Association tapped our very own Sparky the Fire Dog to be an official “spokesdog” for the annual American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards™. Presented by the Lois Pope LIFE Foundation and broadcast nationwide on Hallmark Channel, the American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards are produced by Emmy® award-winning MRB Productions and will take place October 6, 2012 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California.

“Sparky has been a hero to children, adults, and firefighters for more than 60 years,” said Robin Ganzert, president and CEO of American Humane Association. “He is a natural choice to help us celebrate the amazing things dogs do to help us every day that warrant recognition.”

The annual American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards, which draws stars and celebrities (human and canine alike), features awards in eight categories, including law enforcement/arson dogs, service dogs, military dogs, hearing dogs, search and rescue dogs, guide dogs, therapy dogs, and “emerging hero dogs” (pets and ordinary dogs that do extraordinary things). During a nationwide search hundreds of dogs from all 50 states were nominated.

The public can now vote to choose this year’s finalists through June 30, 2012.