Thursday, April 29, 2010

Honouring Canada's Pet Heroes

Four life-saving pets to be inducted into the Purina Animal Hall of Fame

TORONTO, April 29 /CNW/ - On Monday, May 3rd, three valiant pets and one incredible service dog will be recognized for saving human lives at the 42nd Purina Animal Hall of Fame(TM). All of these amazing animals have displayed extraordinary acts of courage and devotion, demonstrating the unique bond that exists between animals and humans as well as the important role pets play in our lives.
The induction ceremony will be held at PawsWay Pet Discovery Centre at Harbourfront, in Toronto, a first-of-its-kind, and the permanent home of the Purina Animal Hall of Fame.
Since 1968, the Purina Animal Hall of Fame has celebrated the special bond between pets and people, and true heroism shown by special Canadian animals. 2009 marked a significant year for pets carrying out extraordinary feats of bravery, instinct and intelligence for pets resulting in saving human lives. Inductees were carefully selected from hundreds of nominations from across the country. The 2010 Inductees will join the other 142 courageous pets and service animals previously honoured in the Purina Animal Hall of Fame. The 2010 awards ceremony will be co-hosted by Animal House Radio's, Aaron and Dr. Mike, with inductee presentations from Dr. Elizabeth Stone, Dean of the Ontario Veterinary College, journalists Barbara Turnbull and Jody Cowan.

When:     Monday, May 3, 2010
              10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
              Doors open: 10:00 a.m.
              Ceremony begins: 10:15 a.m.
              Lunch reception to follow
    Where:    PawsWay Pet Discovery Centre
              245 Queens Quay West, Toronto
              Parking available at Queens Quay West & Rees St. (NW corner)
    What:     - Induction ceremony featuring four life-saving stories
              - Photography and video opportunities with the inductees and
                their owners
              - Interview opportunities with the pet owners and notable pet
              - Special unveiling of inductee portraits and stories in the
                official Purina Animal Hall of Fame display

For further information: RSVP: Stacey Flowers, Alison Dresser, (416) 969-2752, (416) 969-2668, [email protected], [email protected]