Ethan inducted into Animal Hall of Fame

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – A dog left abandoned and near death at the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) earlier this year, has been inducted into Animal Hall of Fame.

KHS shared a post on social media about the honor, “We are so thrilled the Ethan and his many caretakers were honored at the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association (KVMA) annual awards luncheon.”

According to KHS, Ethan’s Animal Hall of Fame award plaque reads, “In recognition of an animal that exemplifies the affection, loyalty and value of the human/animal bond, and dedication while serving an individual and community.”

The veterinary teams that saved Ethan’s life were also honored. Dr. Emily Bewley, shelter veterinarian for KHS, received the Veterinarian of the Year Award. KHS Medical Services Supervisor Jaci Claxton, Veterinary Technician Angela Mikesell and Veterinary Assistants Rebecca van Schepen and Dakota Arnold, who all cared for Ethan during his lengthy recovery, were also recognized.

Jefferson Animal Hospital and Regional Care Center received Veterinary Hospital of the Year. The veterinary team at Jefferson Animal Hospital also received special recognition. According to KHS, they triaged Ethan and cared for him for four days until he was strong enough to return to KHS for his recuperation before he was adopted by KHS Facility Director Jeff Calloway and his wife, Dana.

The post on social media concludes, “We want to thank the KVMA for honoring Ethan and the many people who worked so hard to save his life!”

The Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association annual awards luncheon took place on Saturday, Sept. 26.

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