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2017 HERO Awards

March 4 @ 6:00 pm

2017 HERO Awards
March 4, 2017, 6pm

Omni Montelucia Resort & Spa
Alhambra Ballroom
4949 E Lincoln Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85253

What do you get when you put 450 of the Valley’s most passionate animal lovers together in one room, at the Montelucia Resort?

The 14th Annual HERO Awards!

This inspiring evening celebrates animal and human heroes alike, and regales the crowd with stories of survival, companionship, and acts of heroism – all in the name of raising money for life-saving spay & neuter.

And this year’s event was no exception!

Thank you to all our sponsors, guests and volunteers for making our 14th Annual HERO Awards such a successful event! Because of you, more than 3,300 additional Arizona pets can receive the care and treatment they need. We appreciate your generous support and commitment to saving pet lives.

Check out the event photos.

And take a look some event highlights.

The 2017 HERO Awards would not be possible without the support of some special people and organizations:

Lindsay Benjamin – HERO Chair

Lindsay Benjamin – HERO 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 four rescue animals.

Ian Schwartz

Ian Schwartz, CBS 5 Meteorologist – Emcee

Ian Schwartz is a Phoenix native happy to be back working in his hometown! He’s worked around the country as a reporter prior to his current role. Ian has covered many stories showing the horrors of animal abuse and the benefits animals of all sizes bring into our lives. Follow him on Instagram for weather updates and Arizona beauty told through pictures. @SchwartzTV

Thank You to Our
Presenting Sponsor:

Petco Foundation

Thank You to Our
Top Dog Sponsors:

Jana & Mark Wilcke

Thank You to Our
Pack Leader Sponsors:

American Nutrition
Quick Tag by Hillman

Thank You to Our
Pet Partner Sponsors:

21st Century
Accelerated Consulting Group
Alliance Bank
Hood Packaging
Layfield Packaging
People Saving Pets
Pethealth a Fairfax Company
Redbarn pet products
Silicon Valley Bank
Tyler Allen Law Firm
Wells Fargo Advisors


March 4
6:00 pm
Event Category:


Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia
4949 E Lincoln Dr
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
(480) 627-3200


The Arizona Pet Project