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).
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