Susan Hargreaves, founder of Animal Hero Kids told this reporter during the recording of an exclusive interview for his Pet Life Radio show Max A Pooch's Awesome Animal Advocates, "Nominations are being sought from across the nation for Animal Hero Kids. There are six categories and the nominees are kids who are under 19 years old."
The deadline for nominations for The Animal Hero Kids Awards is November 20, 2013.. The winners will be honored on December 2, 2013 at 12 PM at Ten Thirty One Productions Studio in Los Angeles. Tickets can be purchased in advance online.
When asked about scheduling the award ceremony at 12 noon on a weekday, Hargreaves responded by saying, "We scheduled that time because we wanted kids from LA area schools to attend to see their peers receive awards."
Hargreaves said, “The Russell Simmons Creative Animal Hero Kids Award is named after Russell Simmons the hip hop mogul and philanthropist." She says he is recognized for proving that remaining aware of the needs of other animals and society can coexist with extraordinary business success. We are proud to be associated with Russell Simmons.”
According to the Animal Hero Kids Award website the six categories are:
• “Kind to All Award: Recognizes an individual or group under the age of 19 who have helped multiple species of animals--companion animals, farmed animals, or wildlife.
• Russell Simmons Creative Animal Hero Kids Award: Recognizes an individual or group under the age of 19 who creates a song, dance, poem, speech, rap, video, or piece of art that inspires compassion towards other animals
• Kind 2 All Entrepreneur Award: Recognizes an individual or group under the age of 19 who incorporates compassion in a business enterprise.
• Kind 2 All Volunteer Award: Recognizes an individual or group under the age of 19 who is dedicated to helping animals by volunteering their free time at a shelter, sanctuary, or other animal care center.
• Animal Hero Kid Whistleblower Award: Recognizes an individual or group under the age of 19 who sheds light and public awareness on animal cruelty.
• Ricky Williams Animal Hero Teen Award: Recognizes a teen who displays courage, determination, and the initiative to rescue an animal or animals in need.”
Hargreaves believes "Humane Education is long term life insurance for the animals and the planet"
The Animal Hero Kids and the Animal Hero Kids Awards are important ways to make sure that life insurance for animals and the planet is renewed frequently around the world.