Vote for Animal Planet’s 2009 Hero of the Year!

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In March, we invited you to nominate people who go all out to help pets for Animal Planet’s 2009 Hero of the Year. Well, the 10 finalists have been announced, and a whopping SIX of them are affiliated with Petfinder member shelters and rescue groups:

(The other nominees are equally heroic champions of non-domestic animals: Suzanne Braden, founder of Pandas International; Robert Lingenfelser, founder of the Marine Mammal Conservancy; Jaye Perrett, co-founder of EARS, Endangered Animal Sanctuary, Inc.; and Sigrid Ueblacker, founder and director of the Birds of Prey Foundation.)

So go to and vote for your pick.
The winner, selected by a combination of popular vote and judging
panel, will receive a $10,000 donation to the animal-welfare
organization of his or her choice, a 30-second public service announcement for that cause and a trip for two to the animal welfare-related
location of his or her choice.

Do you know another pet hero? Tell us here!

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