Noah’s Wish was the proud recipient of the Lambert Kay and Arm and Hammer 2005 Shelter of the Year Award at Dogs in Review 51ST Annual Show Dogs of the Year Awards, presented by Nature’s Recipe. Terri Crisp, Founder and President of Noah’s Wish, accepted the award on behalf of the organization at the gala event held at the Grand Hyatt New York Hotel on February 11, 2006. Dogs In Review’s Show Dogs of the Year Awards attendees included owners, breeders, handlers, judges, media and representatives of the American Kennel Club and numerous VIPs of the fancy.
For more than 50 years, the Show Dogs of the Year Awards have paid tribute to the finest competitors in the sport of purebred dogs. Along with the Annual Show Dogs of the Year Awards, special presentations were made to Special Industry Awards winners, honoring those individuals whose dedication to their craft is incomparable. These individuals were honored for heightening public awareness of canine well-being and to elevating respect for the industry at large. Awards include Groomer of the Year, Veterinarian of the Year, Trainer of the Year and Shelter of the Year.
The prestigious sponsors of the Shelter of the Year Award, Lambert Kay and Arm & Hammer, have provided quality pet products for more than 50 years. The sponsors reviewed several nominations for this year’s award and selected Noah’s Wish for its outstanding efforts to rescue animals in disasters. “Noah’s Wish’s exemplary work during Hurricane Katrina made them stand out from the rest of the shelter candidates this year as they rescued and cared for almost 2,000 animals in a temporary shelter in Slidell, LA and worked to reunite pets with their owners or find them loving new homes,” said Arm & Hammer representative Scott Harmon.
“I am proud to accept this award on behalf of the hundreds of volunteers who worked tirelessly to rescue and care for the animals we saved in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina,” said Terri Crisp. “And I hope that the one lesson learned from this terrible tragedy is the importance of having a disaster plan.”
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