Photos: Adorable One-Eyed Pup Wins American Hero Dog Award
Sure, the Emmys are tonight, but there’s another award show in town that’s a lot cuter.
The American Hero Dog of 2015 was named last night at a start-studded awards gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The fifth annual awards ceremony, held by the American Humane Association, awards an inspiring dog out of eight chosen finalists, according to City News Service.
A Chihuahua mix with one eye named Harley, who lives in Berthoud, Colo., won after becoming the inspiration for a campaign that raised money to save dogs from puppy mills. Harley was previously abused and neglected, spending 10 years living in a small cage in a puppy mill.
All eight finalists won $2,500 for charity, while Harley earned another $5,000 for his charity partner, New Leash on Life, which trains service dogs for veterans and others with disabilities.
The awards ceremony will be shown Oct. 30 on the Hallmark Channel. Attendees and presenters included actor Fred Willard, “NCIS” star Pauley Perrette, “Modern Family’s” Eric Stonestreet and actresses Danica McKellar and Lea Thompson.