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From the 3rd Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Best in Animal & Wildlife

This award honors a program, project, or initiative executed to promote, protect, and defend wild and domestic animals.

See previous winners and honorees here.


#FreeBilly the Elephant
Billy is a 33-year-old elephant who has been held at the Los Angeles Zoo since he was just 4 years …
Barred from Love: Mobilizing a Movement to Stop Puppy Mills
For decades, the ASPCA has been advocating for better breeding practices and adoption for dogs with…
silver honor
Dawn Celebrates 40 Years of Helping Save Wildlife with #DawnWildlife40
Get ready to quack about this one!Dawn challenged its PR agency, Citizen Relations, to deliver a me…
Going #PurpleForThePlanet with Sambazon
Sambazon has been fighting to protect the rainforest for almost two decades. As a brand that was fo…
gold honor
Kung Fu Pangolin
While many people have never heard of pangolins, they are the most heavily trafficked wild mammals …
NKLA x ColourPop
All net profits from the purchase of any Laura Lee x ColourPop product will go towards Best Friends…
silver honor
Project C.A.T. (Conserving Acres For Tigers)
As a purpose-driven company, Discovery is committed to taking bold steps to protect endangered spec…
The Cat Rap
Contrary to popular belief, cats don't have nine lives. In fact, for abandoned felines, defending t…
The Dodo: the no. 1 animal brand on digital in the world
The Dodo is the #1 digital media brand in the world for animal people, owning the animal category a…
bronze honor
Wahl Dirty Dogs
More than three million dogs enter shelters each year, and a vast majority of them are dirty and ma…