The Golden Poodle award goes to Sgt. Gary Carter of the Arlington, TX police department. Sgt. Carter was called to pick up an “aggressive Pit Bull dog” running loose. Recognizing that the dog was lost and frightened, Sgt. Carter lured him into his car and returned him to his owner.
A few weeks later the dog was again running loose, and when the owner didn't want him back, Sgt Carter adopted him.
A second Golden Poodle award goes to the Israel Defense Forces for rescuing a wounded military dog while engaging in a war with terrorists.
The Lizard Brain award goes to the unidentified Deputy Sheriff from Riverside County, CA who went into a fenced yard to serve a notice to the resident. When he was confronted by a Pit Bull, he drew his gun and fired one round—into his own leg.
This almost makes me feel I owe an apology to Lizards.
The Pants-on-Fire award goes to the spokesman for the Sheriff's department who said on camera that the deputy fired in self-defense while the visual showed the dog interacting with small children.
The Neanderthal award goes to those responsible for judging a dog by looks alone. A shelter dog in England who was being trained to be a police dog was destroyed because he looked like a Pit Bull.