A Round of a "Paws" for Canada's Animal Heroes

Canada's finest animal protectors to be inducted into the 2016 Purina Animal Hall of Fame

TORONTO, April 29, 2016 /CNW/ - Three courageous pets and one fearless service animal will be recognized for their live-saving feats on Tuesday, May 3rd at the 48th annual Purina Animal Hall of Fame ceremony. These four-legged heroes will join the ranks of other pets and service animals who have come to the rescue in dire situations to protect, and ultimately save a human life.

In addition to honouring life-saving animal heroes at the Purina Animal Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Purina will also be recognizing one more special animal through a new category – the Purina Better Together Award. This everyday hero, whose story was chosen by Canadians voting across the country, will be honoured for making a significant impact on the daily life of their owner, celebrating that people and pets are truly better together.

Founded in 1968, the Purina Animal Hall of Fame is the longest-running pet recognition program in Canada, inducting 172 animals, including 144 dogs, 27 cats and one horse. The 2016 inductees have been carefully selected from many cross-country nominations over the past year. This year's inductees' incredible stories demonstrate bravery, intelligence, loyalty and the unique bond that exists between people and pets.


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Doors open: 10:15 a.m.

Ceremony begins: 10:30 a.m.

Reception to follow


Purina PawsWay

245 Queens Quay West, Toronto

Parking available at Queens Quay West & Rees St. (NW corner)




  • Induction ceremony featuring stories of animal heroism
  • Photography and video opportunities with the inductees and their owners 
  • Interview opportunities with the pet owners, notable pet enthusiasts and representatives from Purina Canada
  • Unveiling of inductee installation in the official Purina Animal Hall of Fame


Brooke Soto / Deane Code

Environics Communications

416-969-2755 / 416-969-2826

bsoto@environicspr.com / dcode@environicspr.com


To learn more about the Purina Animal Hall of Fame and past inductees, visit www.Purinahalloffame.ca 

To learn more about the Better Together Award, visit www.Purinahalloffame.ca/better-together-award/

SOURCE Purina Animal Hall of Fame

For further information: Brooke Soto / Deane Code, Environics Communications, 416-969-2755 / 416-969-2826, bsoto@environicspr.com / dcode@environicspr.com

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