Las Vegas Ice Skating Dog Receives American Kennel Club Award | News

(AP) – A Nevada ice skating dog is one of five dogs honored at this year’s American Kennel Club Humane Fund Awards.

Officials at the New York-based club say the awards celebrate loyal and hardworking dogs who have dramatically improved the lives of their owners and communities.

The five winners were chosen from a pool of nearly 1,000 nominations and one prize is awarded in each of the five categories.

An 8 year old Labrador Retriever named Benny won the Exemplary Companion Dog award.

Benny, who is owned by Cheryl DelSangro from Las Vegas, can ice skate.

He became a fan favorite skating Golden Knights hockey games at T-Mobile Arena with his own custom hockey skates and stick.

Benny also helps children with disabilities by skating with a program for children with autism and other developmental disabilities.

He skates, plays games and shows tricks on the ice with the children.

Benny and the other category winners each received $ 1,000 to be awarded to a pet-related charity of their owner’s choice, a one-year supply of premium dog food and a sterling silver medallion serious.

Benny, who was rescued from a shelter and has since taken the ice after his owner made him a pair of custom ice skates, is hosting a skating event at the Cosmopolitan rooftop ice rink on Wednesday.

According to a press release, for every skate rental purchased during the event, $ 2 will be donated to the Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NSPCA).

Ice skating dog Benny is seen skating at the Cosmopolitan on the Las Vegas Strip. (Courtesy of the Las Vegas Cosmopolitan)

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