2014 Pet Hero Award Winner - Prince Lorenzo Borghese

Humanitarian of the Year





















Prince Lorenzo Borghese is much more than a handsome face with a family lineage that includes Pope Paul V and Napoleon’s sister.  He is a proven entity in the animal welfare rescue community.  In addition to being an Ambassador to the American Humane Association and Ambassador to the ASPCA, he is a Board Member of Canine Wounded Heroes and is Co-Founder of Animal Aid, USA, an organization committed to saving and transporting animals to new forever homes. Lorenzo is also instrumental in leading the fight for ending the inhumane practice of gas chamber euthanasia.


Lorenzo, together with Karen Talbot, Co-Founder of Animal Aid, have saved over 3,000.dogs by securing the cooperation of other organizations. Pilots N Paws supplied 69 airplanes, Subaru provided sponsorship, Guardians of Rescue, ASPCA, Dogs on Death Row and numerous other rescue organizations combined efforts with them to successfully locate and transport animals to safe havens with operation “Special Delivery”.   His tireless efforts in coordinating, fundraising and transporting animals is exemplary!


The Pet Philanthropy Circle is pleased to honor Prince Lorenzo Borghese as Humanitarian of the Year.





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