Nearly 2 years after his miraculous rescue, Ethan the dog found starving in a parking lot receives a prestigious award

Ethan never ceases to dazzle us. This dog who, almost 2 years ago, was left for dead in the parking lot of a shelter, is today in great shape and a powerful source of inspiration. He has even just received an award from a major American charity.

You had certainly followed the story ofEthan that we relay on Woopetsthis dog rescued when he was “ a few hours from death “. The canine has taken a nice revenge on fate and has become a symbol of resilience and hope. So much so that he was elected Hero Dog of the Year as part of an event organized by theAmerican Humaneone of the most famous charities in the United States, reported People Thursday, November 17.

In January 2021, Ethan had been discovered by a family in the car park of the refuge Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) at Louisville, in the state of Kentucky. Abandoned, the dog was in an extremely thin and weak state. His body temperature was so low that the team KHS couldn’t measure it. His survival seemed more compromised than ever.

A “resurrection”

Shelter staff and veterinarians held firm, however. They had worked day and night to save Ethan. Day by day, small progress was made and hope began to be reborn.

A few weeks later, the dog reached a normal weight and was visited by the family who discovered him and alerted the KHS. Then, on March 10, 2021, the page Facebook dedicated to him announced his final adoption by Jeff Callawaythe manager of the shelter.

More recently, it is another beautiful consecration that the brave Ethan has known, receiving 2 awards during the American Humane Hero Dog Awards 2022. The first is the Shelter Hero Dog Award category and the second is the top prize, the Hero Dog Award.

The Hero Dog Awards were created to honor some of the world’s most extraordinary heroes. I am delighted to congratulate Ethan on winning the supreme title this year “, said the Dr. Robin Ganzertpresident of theAmerican Humane.

Illustration of the article: Almost 2 years after his miraculous rescue, Ethan the dog discovered starving in a parking lot receives a prestigious award
Ethan/Facebook

Chosen among nearly 400 of his fellows

We hope her story will encourage people to appreciate our animal friends and recognize the healing power of the human-animal bond. “, she added.

Nearly 400 dogs were nominated for this 2022 edition of the Hero Dog Awards. There was a winner for each of the 7 categories (shelter, assistance, military, law enforcement, search and rescue, guide dog and therapy) and for the overall title, won, therefore, by Ethan.

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Illustration of the article: Almost 2 years after his miraculous rescue, Ethan the dog discovered starving in a parking lot receives a prestigious award
Ethan/Facebook

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