Check out some spectacular events on the horizon—they’re going to be the cat’s meow!
2018 HERO Awards
March 10 @ 6:00 pm
Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 6 pm
Omni Montelucia Resort & Spa
With special guest:
Appearance sponsored by Fizzion
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 15th Annual HERO Awards!
We invite you to join The Arizona Pet Project (formerly Friends of Animal Care & Control) at the 15th Annual HERO Awards for an evening of celebration and fundraising to save even more lives through shelter prevention programs (like spay & neuter) in Maricopa County.
The HERO Awards is one of the most heartwarming events in our community – our HERO honorees are local animals who have proved their courage, ability to overcome the greatest of challenges and their will to live. In addition to our animal heroes, we will also honor our Human Heroes, the Van Es Family. Prepare to be inspired by our heroes’ incredible stories of generosity, unconditional love and survival.
The Arizona Pet Project, formerly Friends of Animal Care & Control, was formed in 2001 with the goal of reducing euthanasia of animals in our community. Your participation and generosity during this inspiring evening will help families and save lives by supporting preventive programs which solve the root causes of pet homelessness and overpopulation, like spay/neuter!
Thank you for your support, and we look forward to seeing you at the 15th Annual HERO Awards!
Presenting the 2018 Human Hero Award Winners:
The Van Es Family – Johnjay, Blake, Jake, Kemp & Dutch
Presenting the 2018 Animal Hero Award Winners:
Animal Hero – Cuffie
Animal Survivor – BB Bear
Loyal Companion – Stella the Pitbull
Service to the Community – Nana
Over the Rainbow Bridge – Fozzie
Unleash your impact and donate or purchase your tickets today!
The 2018 HERO Awards is possible thanks to the support of some special people and organizations:
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 four rescue animals.
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