Final 4 K9 Finalists Need Your Vote

Please vote for these 4 K9s to win the American Humane Hero Dog Awards.
Will K9 Jetson, K9 Icy, K9 Jersey or K9 Quincy be the 2017 winner? Vote daily through May 5th!
Vote for your top pick today: herodogawards.org/vote

Project Paws Alive is honored to be an #Arson charity partner for the #HeroDogAwards!

“We Protect the K9s that Protect You”

www.ProjectPawsAlive.org

Nominate your K9 for the American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards

Nominate your K9 for the American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards. For the sixth year Project Paws Alive has been proudly selected as a charity Partner for the Hero Dog Awards event. We’d like to invite you to submit your Hero Dog for inclusion in the national competition. You and your K9 can be a spotlighted nominee with a chance to share your K9 story. The nominees get flown out to Los Angeles for the televised award event hosted by the Hallmark Channel and top-tier celebrities. Best of all the event brings much needed focus to these hero dogs and the work they do, as well as raises funds for nonprofits like ours. Below is the link to submit your Hero Dog. It’s fast and easy. Also below is more detail about the event.

I won’t be shy in asking that if you do submit, please select Project Paws Alive as your Charity Partner. The Charity Partner of each Hero Dog category receives a donation from the American Humane Association to assist with our causes. Project Paws Alive is a nationwide nonprofit that provides protective K9 equipment to underfunded Law Enforcement, Fire/Arson, Search & Rescue, and Military K9 Units nationwide. For more information on us: https://www.ProjectPawsAlive.org

Hero Dog Nomination Link: http://herodogawards.org/nominate/

Hero Dog “About Us” Page: http://herodogawards.org/about-us/

K9 Kai; Hero Dog Awards Finalist – Please Vote!

Arson Dog Kai : From Animal Shelter to Red Carpet

davis_kaiIt’s a Cinderella story. Abandoned by her family in 2009 in McLean County, IL a stray Labrador retriever named Ellie – and later renamed Kai – dug determinedly through a large box of toys, looking for the tennis ball and ignoring the rest of the toys.

That single-minded focus saved her life.

An employee of the Humane Society of Central Illinois contracted a trainer, who assessed Kai’s skills. In April 2010, Kai entered the State Farm® Arson Dog Program and after four weeks of training with her handler, Justin Davis, they were a certified accelerant detection canine team. Kai is trained to find miniscule traces of flammable liquids within minutes and seconds.

784x2048To date, she has worked 200 fire- and bomb-related investigations across San Antonio and Bexar County in Texas. In addition to a regular caseload, she accompanies her handler Justin Davis on local appearances about fire safety to local schools and at college level forensic classes.

Today, the accelerant detection canine has been voted one of eight finalists in the American Humane Society Hero Dog Awards contest. Sponsored by State Farm, Kai and her handler will represent the Arson Dog category at the Hero Dog Awards gala at The Beverly Hilton hotel on Sept. 27. There they will walk the red carpet, conduct VIP interviews, and attend the star-studded awards show and black-tie gala where the winning 2014 American Hero Dog will be chosen.

Quite a comeback for an abandoned pet!

8132964107_3ab2cf5bbf_o“This year’s slate of hero dogs represents the best of our best friends,” said Dr. Robin Ganzert, president and CEO of American Humane Association. “Their remarkable stories of valor deserve recognition at the highest level, and we are privileged to honor their accomplishments once a year in this national forum.”

Davis also praised his canine companion.

“I feel like, since she was from a shelter rescue, she’s a perfect example of what a shelter dog can accomplish if given the right opportunity,” Davis said.

8132996680_63e0573b0a_oTheir relationship goes beyond investigating charred scenes. At the end of the day, Kai makes the trip home with Davis where she’s a treasured member of his family.

All eight finalists will win $1,500 for their chosen charity. Kai’s charity is Project Paws Alive, a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides life-saving protective K9 equipment to units nationwide that cannot otherwise afford it. The top winner wins an additional $5,000 for their charity partner.

Show your support for our Arson Dog program by voting for Kai to help determine which heroic hound will be named this year’s  American Hero Dog. The public is invited to submit one vote per day through Sept. 15 at http://www.herodogawards.org/vote/?nominee=89247242.

 

Please vote daily through September 15, 2014 at
http://www.herodogawards.org/vote/?nominee=89247242