Hometown Hero is Pedigree award nominee - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Hometown Hero is Pedigree award nominee

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Bombings kills 13 in Iraq

    Bombings kills 13 in Iraq

    Bombings kills 13 in Iraq

    Saturday, August 30 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-08-30 16:00:13 GMT
     Iraqi forces are battling suicide bombers and brutal Islamic State terrorists in Iraq. (Source: CNN) Iraqi forces are battling suicide bombers and brutal Islamic State terrorists in Iraq. (Source: CNN)
    Two bombings targeting the Iraqi military killed 13 people, including six soldiers, south of Baghdad on Saturday.More >>
    Two bombings targeting the Iraqi military killed 13 people, including six soldiers, south of Baghdad on Saturday.More >>
  • Camilla police investigating Friday night shooting

    Camilla police investigating Friday night shooting

    Camilla police investigating Friday night shooting

    Saturday, August 30 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-08-30 15:33:35 GMT
    (Source:MGN Online)(Source:MGN Online)
    Camilla police are investigating a shooting that happened Friday night.More >>
    Camilla police are investigating a shooting that happened Friday night.More >>
  • Liberian Ebola survivor praises experimental drug

    Liberian Ebola survivor praises experimental drug

    Liberian Ebola survivor praises experimental drug

    Saturday, August 30 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-08-30 15:00:11 GMT
    Healthcare workers help treat Liberians in an effort to combat an outbreak of Ebola. (Source: CNN)Healthcare workers help treat Liberians in an effort to combat an outbreak of Ebola. (Source: CNN)
    A Liberian health worker who recovered from Ebola after receiving an experimental drug urged the manufacturer to speed up its production.More >>
    A Liberian health worker who recovered from Ebola after receiving an experimental drug urged the manufacturer to speed up its production.More >>

April 13, 2006

Albany -- A four-legged friend from Albany is nominated for a national award, and people in the community are raising support to help him win it.

You may have met Hero around town before. He visits places such as hospitals and nursing homes with the Paws Patrol pet therapy program.

Now Hero is one of five dogs nominated to be Pedigree's Dog of the Year. You can vote on Pedigree's website.

Masterfoods USA produces Pedigree dog food, and workers at the Albany plant are making sure Hero gets lots of votes.

"We're encouraging them to vote, we're doing door prizes. It's really just to bring awareness to the Humane Society and the great work that Pedigree does with animals all across America," said Masterfoods USA Personnel Manager Virginia Parker.

"He loves what he does, he just loves going to visit people. It makes him so happy. I put on his bandana and we get in the car, he knows he's going to visit some of his friends," said Hero's owner Marty Harris.

Hero will be awarded "Pedigree's Paws to Recognize" title if he recieves the most online votes nationwide.

You can vote daily for the dog that loves to serve South Georgia, visit http://www.pedigree.com/ptr/2006/.

The winner will be announced in late July.

Feedback: news@walb.com?subject=HometownHero