Butler Co. Dog advances to American Humane Hero Dog Awards semi-finals – CBS Pittsburgh
By: Heather Lang, KDKA-TV Digital Content Producer
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – He uses a wheelchair to get around, but no handicap can stop Boone from moving.
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This gentle and loving beagle from Butler County receives great accolades for his resilient spirit and inspiring story.
Boone is the Ambassador for Joey’s PAW, a non-profit organization that raises funds to provide prosthetics and wheelchairs for pets with disabilities. Just like him.
He is also the survivor of horrific abuse. His former owner in Texas cut off his hind legs. However, Boone survived the trauma and is now a certified therapy dog for children right here in western Pennsylvania.
Boone’s story also inspired its owner to write children’s books.
All of Boone’s hard work pays off.
It has just been announced that he will pass the second ballot for the 2021 American Humane Hero Dog Awards. The annual national competition honors “ordinary dogs who do extraordinary things”.
There were several Western Pennsylvania dogs nominated in the first round, but only Boone made it through the second. The second round vote is now underway until July 15.
The awards ceremony will air on the Hallmark Channel in October this year.
Vote for Boone by clicking here.
Boone’s owner, Tanya Diable, is also honored for her children’s book, “Bow Tie Boone,” which tells the story of Boone’s life with the Devils and his training to be a therapy animal.
“Bow Tie Boone” just won the 15th edition of the National Indie Excellence Award for Children’s Non-Fiction!
The storybook is available on Amazon.
Devil says she and Boone have plans for more children’s books.
In the meantime, you can follow Boone on Instagram here.
For more information on Joey’s PAW, visit their website here.
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