Paying Tribute to Canada's Pawed Protectors

The country's most heroic animals to be inducted into the 2015 Purina Animal Hall of Fame

TORONTO, April 30, 2015 /CNW/ - Three fearless pets and one remarkable service animal will be recognized for their life-saving feats on Monday, May 4th at the 47th annual Purina Animal Hall of Fame. 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. Their incredible stories demonstrate bravery, intelligence, loyalty and the unique bond that exists between people and pets.

Founded in 1968, the Purina Animal Hall of Fame is the longest-running pet recognition program in Canada, inducting 168 animals who have saved a human life, including 140 dogs, 27 cats and one horse. This year's inductees have been carefully selected from many cross-country nominations submitted by those impacted by the valiant acts exhibited by a pet or service animal over the past year.

Media are invited to attend the exclusive induction ceremony held at Purina PawsWay, where the stories of the 2015 inductees will be shared by some notable pet enthusiasts. Hosted by Canadian actors Colin Mochrie and Debra McGrath, this year's ceremony will also feature a special announcement to introduce a new category for the Purina Animal Hall of Fame.


Monday, May 4, 2015

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 four 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 and U.S.
  • Unveiling of inductee installation in the official Purina Animal Hall of Fame 


Leanna Rizzi / Brooke Soto

416-969-2824 / 416-969-2755 /

Lorna Freeman


SOURCE Purina Animal Hall of Fame

For further information: To learn more about the Purina Animal Hall of Fame and past inductees, visit

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