Lady Hugs Warrior Dog / Cat Champion Award
Nominate Your Canine or Feline Hero Today!
One of the Navy Seals who took down al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden wears a fur coat, barks at his colleagues and answers to the name “Cairo.” Of course, I’m referring to dogs in the U.S. military, a practice that dates back to at least World War I and Pearl Harbor. In the last decade their use and number has grown tremendously with 1,800 canines on active duty before the attack on the World Trade Center September 11, 2001.
These Warrior Dogs risk their lives to save and protect the lives of our troops. From search and rescue to warning soldiers of homemade bombs, the critical functions they are now serving overseas to combat terrorists is breaking new ground.
Meanwhile here at home, other Warrior Dogs protect and serve with the Police while Pets with Purpose are engaged in another kind of battle in hospitals and nursing homes across the country bringing patients unconditional love, connection and compassion.
Is a Warrior Dog or Cat Champion a member of your household?
Nominate them to…
- receive a special award from Lady Hugs Gourmet Pet Biscuit Company
- be the focus of an article on Lady Hugs website
- be featured in a press release about the Warrior Dogs and Cat Companions Award
Lady Hugs and Maryann know the enormous impact these extraordinary creatures have on so many lives on a daily basis. You see Maryann adopted Lady Hugs as a 9-months-old black lab mix, who was partially blind because of the stick that seriously injured her left eye. It was the blind eye that got Maryann’s attention.
In 1987 her daughter Stephanie was born blind in her left eye due to a birth defect that occurred in first trimester of pregnancy. She was a beautiful little girl and eventually would have had a glass eye, but was diagnosed with leukemia and died six weeks before her first birthday.
Maryann adopted Lady Hugs almost 12 years to the day after her daughter Stephanie died in January, 1988. She brought joy, unconditional love and laughter into Maryann’s home again. Lady Hugs has had her eye removed due to the damage from her injury.
Pet therapy volunteers (human and four-legged) go to retirement communities, nursing homes, hospitals and other settings to lift the spirits of everyone they meet and bring joy to their daily lives. Therapy dogs and cats touch the hearts of those with whom they come in contact without uttering a single word.
In recognition of the many ways these amazing animals have contributed to making our lives better, Lady Hugs Gourmet Pet Biscuit Company would like to award special treats to up to 10 special dogs and cats.
Nominate a Military/Service Dog or Therapy Animal to receive this special honor by filling out the form below today.
Please tell us why your four-legged friend should receive the special dog or cat award from Lady Hugs Gourmet Pet Biscuit Company.
Is a Warrior Dog or Cat Champion a member of your household? Nominate them today!
Hurry, all entries must be received by midnight, Friday, January 18, 2014.