Animal Hero Award: Hero

The Animal Hero Award: Hero is presented to animals that have saved or preserved a life/lives.

The following must be included with each nomination:
1. A completed application/nomination form with examples of how the animal has helped to save or preserve the life of a person or other animal
2. A letter of support from the animal’s veterinarian on practice letterhead
3. Any of the following: additional letters of support, photographs, videos, newspaper articles, or other evidence of the good work of the animal

A Delaware connection (for the owner and/or veterinarian) is required.

Submission of nomination implies release of photographs/videos and information for the purposes of publicity.  Please do not send originals as they will not be returned.


Award recipients will be notified by email in mid-October.  Awards will be presented during the DVMA Winter Conference luncheon on November 8, 12:00-1:30 pm at Bally’s Dover Casino & Resort in Dover, Delaware.

2022 Award Recipient

Presented to Leroy in recognition of his unwavering bravery and strength in saving the lives of many other dogs through countless blood donations. He is truly a hero to many pets and their families!