Calling all canine heroes!

The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) is seeking stories from around Australia of outstanding canine accomplishments ahead of the 2017 NSW Canine Hero Awards.
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So often our dogs are more than just our companions, they turn out to be unheralded heroes and lifesavers and the RAS wants them to gain the recognition they deserve.

Some canines display an incredible act of bravery in an instinctive moment, others transform a human life in adversity through their training and dedication to their human companion.

They may not be able to tell us their incredible stories, but you can.

In 2016 Governor General, His Excellency General Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC was on hand to present NSW Police German Shepherd “Ulrich” with the inaugural Service Dog Award at the Sydney Royal Easter Show’s Canine Hero Awards.

Ulrich helped police track down an 86-year-old man missing for three days from Maitland Hospital in March 2015.

Ulrich led his handler down a ravine for about 50 metres to where the man was lying at the bottom of the slope.

So often our dogs are more than just our companions, they turn out to be unheralded heroes and lifesavers and the RAS wants them to gain the recognition they deserve. Photo: File

This year at the Sydney Royal Easter Show awards will be presented in two categories;

1. AAR Service Dog Award

Open to any dog that through a single act or over a period of time has displayed exemplary commitment to a service or government organisation.

2. AAR Companion Dog Award

Open to any dog in private ownership that through a single act or over a period of time has displayed in an exceptional way the human-animal bond.

Judges from The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW will select finalists and the ultimate winners who will be invited to attend the Purina Pro Plan Sydney Royal Dog Show, Best In Show day on 17 April 2017 to receive their award.

Rules:

The Awards are open to residents of Australian States or Territories who own the nominated dog or are the authorised agent of the owner of the nominated dog.

Entries must include a completed and signed Awards Entry form, photograph and narrative description.

Applications will be judged in the week of 10 April and the winners will be contacted that week. Winners will be invited to attend the Purina Pro Plan Sydney Royal Dog Show as part of the Sydney Royal Easter Show to receive their awards on Monday 17 April 2017.

The winners, their stories and photos will be featured in the Dog News Australia paper and the Dogs NSW Journal.

Prize isa$1500 cash prize to the winner of each category sponsored by the Australian Animal Registry (AAR).

How to enter the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Canine Heroes Awards:

Please complete the Awards Entry Form and forward to the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW with a high resolution picture of yourself and the dog.

Entries can be submitted by;

Completing the entry form.

Emailing your entry [email protected]南京夜网419论坛

Post the entry to –RASNSW, Canine Hero Awards, Locked bag 4317, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW 2127

The closing date is Tuesday, February 28,2017

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