The ASPCA will be handing out 10 Humane Awards on October 29, reports USA Today. Among the recipients are law-enforcement agents involved in the largest dog-fighting raid ever; a couple whose ranch is now a sanctuary to about 70 animals; and, of course, Nora the Piano-Playing Cat, the ASPCA’s 2009 Cat of the Year.
Wait, what? The mewing musician isn’t being rewarded for her mad musical skills (although she’s better at tickling the ivories than some of us here at Paw Nation), but for the way she’s raised the profile of shelter pets. You see, shelter pets aren’t just sad, furry faces waiting to be rescued. They’re animals with lovable personalities and talents, and Nora is proof. You just never know who’s going to steal your heart (and maybe the spotlight) at your local shelter or rescue!
Check out the ASPCA Website for a full list of 2009 Humane Award winners.
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