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2019 HERO Awards

March 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Hero Awards 2019

The 16th Annual HERO Awards

Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Omni Montelucia Resort & Spa
Alhambra Ballroom

Early bird ticket pricing available until January 7, 2019

He·ro -noun

  1. a person pet who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.
  2. accomplishes an act which is deemed extraordinary
  3. one who shows great courage


You’re invited!

Please join us, and 450 fellow philanthropists, for the 16th Annual HERO Awards- one of the most inspiring fundraising events in the Valley. This magical evening celebrates animal and human heroes alike, and captivates the crowd with stories of survival, companionship, and acts of heroism – all in the name of saving pets.

In the past 5 years alone, Hero supporters have raised $1,100,000, resulting in 17,000 life-saving spay and neuter surgeries. And now, with the addition of our Intervention program which keeps pets out of shelters and with the families who love them, funds raised will save even more dogs and cats.

With your help, the 16th year will be our best yet. We can’t celebrate the most heroic pets and save even more without you!

See what the HERO Awards are all about in the video below from our 2018 event:

Video courtesy of Sequence Media Group. 

Thank you for covering the 15th Annual HERO Awards!

Congratulations to the 2019 HERO Award Winners!

Penelope the Pig

Service to the Community – Penelope Pig

Adopted at 6 weeks old by a family whose son has Autism, this patient pig was not phased by the loud and busy environment. Her temperament made her a perfect therapy pet and she soon began volunteering through local organization Pawsitive Friendships. Penelope provides support to children with special needs in schools and clinics. She really is some pig and even gives kisses! Join us to celebrate Penelope the therapy pig, a true hero to countless children and families in our community, at the 16th Annual Hero Awards.

Become a life-saving sponsor for the 16th Annual HERO Awards!

Your sponsorship saves pets and supports families.

We invite you to join The Arizona Pet Project, and over 450 fellow business and community leaders, for the 16th Annual HERO Awards.

Thanks to supporters like you, The Arizona Pet Project has been able to provide free spay and neuter surgeries to over 120,000 animals in need and offer shelter intervention support to 1,000 pets and their families. These services are the most cost-effective ways to keep pets in their homes and out of shelters. Together, we have provided life-saving services to over 130,000 dogs and cats since 2009 — and with your help, we will save even more!

The 2019 HERO Awards would not be possible without the support of some special people and organizations:

Lindsay Benjamin – HERO Chair

Lindsay Benjamin – Event Chair

Lindsay is on the Board of Directors for People Saving Pets, a non-profit which provides financial funding for organizations aimed at decreasing the number of euthanized animals in shelters and supporting legislation to help protect animals nation-wide. She practices family law and currently serves Of Counsel at the Tyler Allen Law Firm in Phoenix, Arizona. Lindsay is an Arizona native and lives with her husband, two children and eight rescue animals.


March 9, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia
4949 E Lincoln Dr
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
(480) 627-3200


The Arizona Pet Project