Pure Hearts Awards Accepting Nominations!

Camden County Animal Shelter Launches Pure Hearts Awards

Camden County Animal Shelter, celebrating its 20th anniversary, has launched the Pure Hearts Awards on Wednesday, February 14th. The Pure Hearts Awards will be online award process where individuals may nominate an individual, a business or a pet to receive recognition as a Pure Hearts Awardee. The awards are open to public individuals to nominate members of the community that have made extreme efforts, improvements and achievements in animal welfare and animal advocacy.

Five categories have been selected for nominations; Public Servant Leadership, Young Hero, Noteworthy Volunteer, Humane Business and Lifetime Pet Achievement. Any individual may submit a nomination to support fellow members of the community, all submissions are free.

When the nominee accepts the submission they will be listed on Camden County Animal Shelter website for public review. The top four in each category will make up the Top 20 Pure Hearts Awards recipients. Winners will be selected by Camden County Animal Shelter committee review. Online submissions will be accepted starting Friday, February 16th to end on Friday, April 20th. After committee review the winners will be announced on Friday, April 27th.

In order to submit a nomination an entrant must complete the online submission process, which includes giving detailed information about the nominee, and essay describing why they should win the category they have been selected for with a minimum 250 word count but not to exceed 1,000 words and submit a photograph of the individual completed with a waiver for permission for photo submission.

“Our hearts in the animal welfare community go to members of society that deserve to be recognized for their dedication to furthering the mission of Camden County Animal Shelter”, said Vicki Rowland, Executive Director of Camden County Animal Shelter. “Together, we celebrate the compassionate nature of people and pets”.

The Camden County Animal Shelter has become the only open admission animal shelter in the region to achieve a 91 percent animal save rate in 2017. The mission to ending companion animal homelessness in Camden County through community awareness and responsible pet ownership.

Visit www.homewardboundnj.org/pure-hearts-awards/ to submit an online nomination to the Pure Hearts Awards. For more information on nominations or sponsorship for the Pure Hearts Awards email Melissa Meccariello at outreach@homewardboundnj.org or call 856-401-1300, ext. 117.

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