Eugene dog awarded Diamond Collar

A Eugene dog got a big honor, proof that its okay to be different.

Posted: Mar 1, 2018 5:21 PM
Updated: Mar 1, 2018 5:25 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. -- A Eugene dog with a misaligned snout got a big honor Wednesday.

The Oregon Humane Society honors heroic people and pets at the annual Diamond Collar Awards, based on kindness, diplomacy, resiliency, and courage.

"The OHS Diamond Collar Awards are a wonderful way to honor the people and pets who are making a difference in our community," said Sharon Harmon, OHS President and CEO.

Picasso was recognized for how he helped others learn its what's on the inside that counts. His message especially hit home with children and soldiers who have been disfigured. His owner said he is now training to be a therapy dog.

Picasso, from the Luvable Dog Rescue, became a social media superstar after people fell in love with his twisted snout. He is nominated for a 2018 American Humane Hero Dog Award. To vote click here.

The Diamond Collar Awards is one of the biggest fundraisers of the year for the Oregon Humane Society. Up to $10,000 in donations will be matched through Sunday, March 4.

Three others that were honored were a compassionate veterinarian from Klamath County, a dog whose road to recovery saved a young girl's life, and a horse rescue powerhouse. To take a look at their biographies click here.

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