Rusty, a Chesapeake/Lab Mix, Inducted Into Oregon Animal Hall of Fame

Each year, the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association and Oregon Animal Health Foundation honor animals who, through unselfish and courageous accomplishments, exemplify the affection, loyalty, security, public service, and value of the human-animal bond.

The Oregon Animal Hall of Fame™ is the second longest running awards program among veterinary organizations in the country. Since the program was started in 1988, the OVMA and the OAHF have recognized dogs, cats, an animal welfare group, a horse therapy group, horses, and one llama!

Animals are inducted into the Oregon Animal Hall of Fame™ during the Oregon Veterinary Conference in Corvallis.

2010 Companion Inductee: Rusty

Rusty, a Chesapeake/Lab mix, is this year's inductee in the Companion category. The Companion award recognizes animals who have provided a benefit to their human companions or their community.

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Senior Dog Rescue of Oregon

Nominated by

Dr. Sabra Thomas, All Creatures Great & Small Veterinary Clinic, Corvallis