The ASPCA Seeks Nominations for the 2018 Humane Awards

Categories include Dog, Cat, Kid of the Year, Public Service, Citizen Hero, and Equine Welfare Awards
April 2, 2018

NEW YORK—The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is now accepting nominations for the 2018 ASPCA Humane Awards and invites the public to participate by submitting recommendations in several categories. The ASPCA Humane Awards honors animal heroes as well as individuals who have made a significant impact on the lives of animals during the year. The ASPCA is accepting nominations via its website at

Last year’s ASPCA Humane Award winners include a service dog who provides emotional and physical support to a Boston Marathon bombing survivor; a once-malnourished kitten who provides daily comfort and support to South Carolina firefighters; an organization that assists in rehabilitating, rehoming and reuniting American retired military and working dogs; and a girl who used her official position as her state’s “kid governor” to exclusively support animal welfare.

ASPCA Humane Awards winners will be invited to attend the ASPCA Humane Awards Luncheon—sponsored by Crum & Forster Pet Insurance Group™, provider of the ASPCA® Pet Health Insurance—on Thursday, November 15, at Cipriani 42nd Street, New York City. Awards will be presented by Master of Ceremonies Chuck Scarborough.

Categories under consideration for nomination include:

  • ASPCA Dog of the Year: For a dog who has performed a heroic act or service in the past year.
  • ASPCA Cat of the Year: For a cat who has performed a heroic act or service in the past year.
  • ASPCA “Tommy P. Monahan” Kid of the Year: For a child who has rescued an animal or helps make the world a kinder place for animals.
  • ASPCA Public Service Award: For an outstanding animal or a public service officer who has made a heroic effort to save an animal’s life in the past year or has demonstrated a commitment to animal safety throughout his or her career.
  • ASPCA Equine Welfare Award: For an outstanding animal or a person who has worked toward the well-being of horses and is committed to improving their quality of life.
  • ASPCA Citizen Hero Award: For an exceptional person whose personal effort to protect at-risk animals has positively impacted animal welfare in the community.

All submissions must include the nominee’s name, street address, email address, telephone number, the category for which he/she is being nominated, and a short statement (400 words or less) of why this person or animal deserves the award. 

The deadline for entries is Wednesday, June 15, 2018. Winners will be chosen by a committee selected by the ASPCA and announced to the public in mid-October. For more information, please visit

About Crum & Forster Pet Insurance GroupTM

Crum & Forster Pet Insurance Group is the ASPCA®’s only strategic partner for pet insurance and one of the oldest pet insurance providers in the US. Through this partnership, the company developed the ASPCA Pet Health Insurance program to help pet parents across the country afford quality veterinary care. Plans embody the mission of the ASPCA® by helping pets receive the medical care necessary to live long and happy lives with their human families. Crum & Forster Pet Insurance Group’s pet health insurance plans are underwritten by United States Fire Insurance Company and produced by C&F Insurance Agency, Inc.(NPN # 3974227), a Crum & Forster company. ASPCA Pet Health Insurance is provided by Crum & Forster Pet Insurance Group through its licensed agency. The ASPCA® is not an insurer and is not engaged in the business of insurance. Through a licensing agreement, the ASPCA receives a royalty fee that is in exchange for use of the ASPCA’s marks and is not a charitable contribution. More information about ASPCA Pet Health Insurance can be found online at