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Two Nominees For Humane Society’s Annual ‘Pets Of Valor’ Award Hail From Philadelphia Area

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Humane Society of the United States has announced its nominees for the Pets of Valor Award, and two of the finalists are from the Philadelphia region.

Lilly, who was adopted from Joe Joe’s Place in Ocean County, is nominated for saving her owner’s life after a brain aneurysm that happened while hiking. The pit bull mix reportedly led another hiker 150 yards to her owner, who had collapsed.

Also being recognized is Taz, a cat who was rescued as a stray in Lancaster. The tabby was able to wake his owner up with an “uncharacteristic cry” and alerted him to a fire inside his home. Not only did Taz’s owner get out unscathed, he was also able to wake up his fiancé and her daughter and get them out safely, along with the family’s six other pets.

Taz and Lilly are just two of the five amazing pets nominated for the annual award. The winner will be announced on June 2nd.

To vote for your favorite heroic pet, visit: www.humanesociety.org/news/press_releases/2013/05/pets-of-valor-award-finalists-052413.html

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