TENTH ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTE TO THE HERO DOGS OF 9/11 Held In NYC

With its National Spokesdog RIN TIN TIN looking on approvingly, American Humane Association will pay tribute to the hero dogs of 9/11, and to all dogs who serve, protect and comfort us every day. The gala tribute underscores the importance of the bond between people and animals that has benefited both for generations.

The evening features special presentations from Whoopi Goldberg; Animal Planet’s Victoria Stilwell; William J. Abbott, President and CEO of Hallmark Channel, which will air a 90-minute broadcast of American Humane Association’s Hero Dog AwardsTM in Los Angeles on October 1st; and two first-responders at Ground Zero on 9/11: Lt. David Lim whose bomb-detection dog, Sirius, died that day in the attack, and Rachel McPherson, CEO of The Good Dog Foundation, whose dog, Fidel, served as an Animal-Assisted Therapy dog to bereaved families. Kenn Bell, Founder of Dog Files, presents his short documentary of “9/11 Hero Dogs.” Photographs by photo-essayist Charlotte Dumas, whose portfolio of heroic dogs recently appeared in The New York Times, graces the pre-dinner gathering…

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