TORONTO, May 16 /PRNewswire/ – TORONTO, May 16 /PRNewswire/ – Loyalty, bravery, unconditional love, devotion and intuition – these are just a few of the ways to describe the 2011 Purina Animal Hall of Fame Inductees – K’os, Moose, Scooter and Missy, and Stinky. Honored this morning at PawsWay in Toronto, the permanent home of the Purina Animal Hall of Fame, each of these pet heroes exemplifies the powerful bond that exists between animals and humans.
“Each year, we pay tribute to the heroic acts of pets and service animals across the country, and continue to be inspired and awe-struck with each submission we receive,” said Mary Siemiesz, Executive Director of the Purina PetCare Legacy. “The Purina Animal Hall of Fame is at the heart of who we are as a company and we are incredibly honored to celebrate these extraordinary heroes that go above and beyond what is expected of them to help save lives.”
As one of the longest running pet recognition programs in Canada, the Purina Animal Hall of Fame has recognized the life-saving feats of pets and service animals for more than four decades. Since its inception in 1968, over 150 animals have been inducted – 125 dogs, 25 cats and one horse. Canadians across the country can visit www.purinahalloffame.ca to read past honored stories, and learn how to nominate a heroic pet or service dog.