We're honoring Lifesaving Work

The Petco Foundation is teaming up with Victoria Stilwell to honor Unsung Heroes across the nation for their lifesaving efforts on behalf of animals. Each year, one of these honorees is awarded the national Unsung Hero award at the Petco Foundation Lifesaving Awards.

Help select the 2018 awardee by voting for your favorite heartwarming story below.

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May 9 through May 25, vote for your favorite Unsung Hero story to be honored at the 2018 Petco Foundation Lifesaving Awards.

2017 Unsung Hero

In 2017, the Petco Foundation awarded the Unsung Hero award to Karl Booker. Karl works with animals at LifeLine Animal Project. He’s known within the organization to have a special gift to connect with and care for animals that are often deemed difficult. He is helping to create a lifesaving community and nation for animals. Watch his story.

Voting Rules

The Unsung Hero voting will open Wednesday, May 9 and close Friday, May 25 at noon (CST).

  • Voting Rules (click to expand)

    The organization with the most verified votes will receive a $25,000 lifesaving investment from the Petco Foundation.

    • Voting is limited to individuals in the United States.
    • You must have a valid email address to submit a vote.
    • You may not vote on behalf of another person or offer incentives for voting.
    • You may only vote for an Unsung Hero once during the voting period.
    • Results will be announced after all votes are verified.
    • Voters will receive one email at the end of the voting period verifying their vote.

Honoring Heroes at the Lifesaving Awards