PAWS seeks youth heroes for award

The Progressive Animal Welfare Society is seeking nominations of local youths who have shown outstanding compassion toward animals for its annual Youth Helping Animals Award. The deadline for nominations is Feb. 16.

Last year's recipient, Catherine Hannan, was awarded for creating an organization called Sun Puppies to host a fundraising walk that raised $750 for animals in need. The money paid for a homeless puppy's life-saving surgery through Rescue Every Dog, a support group for rural animal shelters.

Nominations may come from any community member touched by the youth or the youth's project. Nominees must be 18 years old or younger and live in the Greater Puget Sound area. For complete details, guidelines and requirements for nominating a youth and to download a nomination form, visit or call 425-787-2500, ext. 258.

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