A Golden Poodle award goes to Zander, the Siberian Husky who somehow found his way to the hospital where his owner was a patient, even though he had never been in that area before.
A second Golden Poodle award goes to Ethan, the little Jack Russell Terrier who survived being poisoned and buried alive on his third birthday and to the chain of people who saved his life.
The Lizard Brain award goes to long distance trucker Nebrou Brook who put his puppy in a newspaper sales honor box while he grabbed lunch.
Fortunately for those who still read newspapers, he was removed by a bystander before nature took its course.
The Neanderthal Award goes to the Murray County animal shelter in Georgia for not doing the fundamental duty that shelters are supposed to do: reuniting pets with their owners and checking for a microchip before sentencing them to death.
Fortunately instead of death in Georgia, Shakira the Husky went to a rescue which paid to transport her to Illinois where they discovered that she had a microchip.