WOODBURY - News 12 was honored, along with the Southampton Animal Shelter, for its Dog Day Fridays segment.
Pet Peeves, a not-for-profit animal rescue group, handed out the award last night at the Crest Hollow Country Club.
Pet Peeves, Inc. is an umbrella organization comprised of volunteers dedicated to raising funds to support no-kill shelters, animal rescue groups, humane education and pet therapy initiatives. The fundraising efforts of the group help not only the animals, but its volunteers. In addition, they help educate children and provide pet therapy at childrens hospitals and nursing homes.
According to News 12s Elisa DiStefano and Mark Ambrico, as a result of the Dog Day Fridays segment, as well as partnering with Long Island shelters, 130 dogs that have appeared on the shows have been adopted.
Click on the gallery on the left for photos from the event.