Maddie Hero Award

A first of its kind, the prestigious Maddie Hero Award, which comes with a $10K grant for their respective organizations, recognizes and honors the "top dogs" in communities that are not only advancing the welfare of companion animals in the United States, but are leading the way with their innovative ideas, progressive thinking and lifesaving actions. Exemplifying Maddie's Fund's core values of honesty, integrity and mutual respect, these individuals are making a difference in the lives of homeless dogs and cats, and are deserving of incredible recognition.

The 2018 Maddie Heroes and their teams:

  • Alan Borgal, Animal Rescue League of Boston, MA
  • Jon Cicirelli, San Jose Animal Care and Services, CA
  • Ryan Clinton, Attorney, Austin, TX
  • Denise Deisler, Jacksonville Humane Society, FL
  • Sheriff Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff's Office South Animal Care Center, FL
  • Teresa Johnson, Kansas City Pet Project, MO
  • Aimee Sadler, Dogs Playing for Life, CO
  • Risa Weinstock, Animal Care Centers of New York City, NY
  • Lori Weise, Downtown Dog Rescue, CA
  • Makena Yarbrough, Lynchburg Humane Society, VA

The 2017 Maddie Hero Award recipients

The 2016 Maddie Hero Award recipients