Hero Dog Capitol Hill event

This is the year the American Humane Association launched the “Hero Dog Awards” to celebrate the powerful relationships between dogs and people, to serve as a catalyst to advance society's understanding of the human-animal bond. Finalists in the program made a Capitol Hill visit to present their dogs and stories to elected officials in the Veterans Committee and the media. Peter Roof covered the entire event and the HD material was provided to news outlets shortly afterwards. The gala awards show was recorded in October at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and aired Nov. 11 on the Hallmark Channel.