Photos below showcasing the Pet Hero Awards

Thank you to everyone that joined us for the 2015 Pet Hero Awards

October 30 at 6:00PM, 2015

Manhattan Penthouse, New York, NY


Meet this year's Pet Hero Award Winners. By showcasing these outstanding contributions, we hope to inspire everyone to become involved in defending the rights of animals. Ticket sales, sponsorships and donations support animal welfare causes and are tax deductible.


Meet Pet Philanthropy Circle's
2015 Pet Hero Award Winners


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The Pet Philanthropy Circle partners with the Dog Film Festival™


The Pet Philanthropy Circle is partnering with the Dog Film Festival™ to promote animal welfare education, adoption and rescue. 


The Pet Philanthropy Circle will also host an Invitation Only High Tea Reception on July 31st at Hobby Hill in the Hamptons promoting the Dog Film Festival and the Pet Hero Awards.


The Dog Film Festival will be held in 12 cities across the U.S., including: East Hampton, NY on August 2nd and the Second Annual Festival in New York City October 15th.




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The Pet Overpopulation Dilemma


Pet over population is the leading killer of cats and dogs in our country. Fifty thousand puppies and kittens are born every day here in the United States alone.  A male and a female cat can produce twelve cats per year.  In only 10 years if unchecked, just those 2 cats and their offspring are capable of reproducing trillions of cats.  There are over 80 million cats (plus 72 million dogs) alive in the US today. We challenge you to do the numbers.  Taxpayers spend up to $2 billion each year on services to collect, accommodate, destroy, and dispose of them. Spay and neuter is the best way to prevent pet overpopulation and protect healthy animals from being euthanized.


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Meeting Our Goals....

Thanks for helping us save animal lives and insuring the well-being of companion pets.  The Humane Society of the United States reports that 2,700,000 million pets are killed each year in shelters. Our goal is to protect these animals and you can help.



Your contributions to the Pet Philanthropy Circle are invested wisely.


Our focus is on education. Over sixty percent of our budget is used for raising public consciousness of the need for animal related concerns and pet population control. Our strategy is to raise animal welfare awareness through our Pet Hero Awards ceremony, website, publications, seminars videos and television programming.


Our Pet Hero Awards inspire animal welfare organizations to standards of excellence. By featuring and publicizing the accomplishments of our award winners, we promote worthy causes. Last year's Pet Hero Awards raised thousands of dollars for many of the Award winning organizations.  In addition to the direct donations made from the Pet Philanthropy Circle, our attending philanthropists made additional pledges to our award winners.


Currently, we are in production of an animal welfare video that will be offered free to schools. The seventeen year old actor, Lou Wegner, the Junior Ambassador of the Pet Philanthropy Circle and founder of Kids Against Animal Cruelty (50,000 members strong)  stars in this video.


With the introduction of our new mascot, Annie, the Little Orphan Puppy, we are creating a rescue "Spokespaw" that will target younger children. By teaching our youth compassion for animals and the necessity for pet population control, we reach their parents. This is particularly effective in underprivileged neighborhoods.


One significant way we prevent companion pets from being euthanized is to encourage pet owners to plan ahead in case life changes and we can no longer care for our animals. Many companion pets are sent directly to kill shelters when their owners predecease them.  Others have been sent to shelters when owners have had prolonged illnesses or are unable to find their way home. We accomplished two important ways these animals can be saved by providing FREE downloadable forms below.


First, we offer an attachment to an existing will that has been prepared by attorneys that make an owner's wishes regarding their pet's destiny legal.  Many attorneys and legal form providers charge from $80 to $5000 for this service.  By making this form free, convenient, and accessible, we can increase the number of owners willing to legally take responsibility for their pets.


Second, the website provides a free downloadable Pet Plan.  We should never assume that our family, heirs, or friends will be ready, willing or able to adopt or provide for our pets. This agreement  is less formal than the "Codicil to A Will" but gives pet owners the confidence that the person designated as the next owner will care for the pet and is willing to sign up for that responsibility.  It informs the next owner of each pet's medical history, veterinarian contact information, designates compensation (if any), any burial plans made for the pet, in addition to other information the new owner may need to know.


Thank you for helping us attain our goals. Your donations are greatly appreciated.


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