Chickel from Goldsboro is a semifinalist in the 2022 American Humane Hero Dog Awards®!
21 heroic hounds from across the United States, including Chickel, were selected by the American public to advance from a field of nearly 400 remarkable candidates. Now, voting is open to choose the seven finalists, and Chickel needs your support!
Chickel’s bio from his owner reads: “He is the definition of a hero. Not only has he protected me from multiple individuals trying to harm myself, but he has protected prior handlers far before me for nine years. Many people know these dogs do not get asked if they want to join but get forced into it. Chickel had no choice but still chose to protect the handlers he loved. Multiple handlers have said that if it were not for Chickel being there for them, they don’t know how they would have made it. He has protected on and off duty with nothing in return. He deserves far more than anyone could ever give him for what he has done. I couldn’t ask for a better partner and am proud of the hero he became”.
The American Humane Hero Dog Awards is an annual, nationwide competition that searches for and recognizes America’s Hero Dogs – often ordinary dogs who do extraordinary things, whether it’s saving lives on the battlefield, lending sight or hearing to a human companion, or helping people achieve their goals while contributing to their well-being.
The second round of voting is now open to the public to establish the seven finalists who will be participating in this year’s competition. The public is encouraged to visit www.HeroDogAwards.org between now and July 22 to vote once per day in each of the seven Hero Dog categories.
After voting concludes, the top winner in each category will be honored at the star-studded American Humane Hero Dog Awards gala in Palm Beach on November 11, and one special canine will be honored as this year’s American Hero Dog.