hero dog of 2013 chosen: its a pit bull



Elle is a therapy dog at Vaughan Elementary School and Chaloner Middle School in North Carolina. With help from her owner, Leah Brewer, 42, Elle started a reading program called “Tail Wagging Tales” to help students practice reading and strengthen confidence.

Students take turns sitting with Elle and reading out loud to her for 20 minutes. “She provides confidence for students and a comforting ear,” said Brewer. (No word yet on what her favorite book is.)

On Saturday, Elle's efforts earned her the honor of being named the 2013 American Hero Dog by the American Humane Association, beating out other finalists who had their own tales of heroism — like Carlos, an Explosive Detector Dog (EDD) who worked in Iraq and Afghanistan, and John D, a rescue dog who uses his scenting capabilities to detect cancer in patients.

“The point of the award show is to celebrate these dogs who really work and perform service to humans,” said Dr. Robin Ganzert, president and CEO of the American Humane Association.

Elle and the other finalists were flown in style to Los Angeles alongside their owners to attend the star-studded awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Her win is a sign that misconceptions about pit bulls might be changing
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