Animal Guardian Award

The Animal Guardian campaign is part of the Orange Ribbon for Animals awareness campaign. The Animal Guardian Award recognizes individuals, businesses and organizations for their dedication to helping at-risk animals. Since its inception in 2003, we have awarded the outstanding work of many, including these people, organizations and companies who have demonstrated their dedication to helping animals in various creative endeavors.



Wildlife Rehabilitation & Release, Nevada County, California, Songbird Team
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Previous Animal Guardian Award Recipients

We are so proud to have the participation of the following music luminaries who love animals and supported Rational Animal’s GIMME SHELTER benefit concerts and events —2006, 2008, 2013, and 2016 raising funds for over 30 animal shelters and working to end euthanasia in New York City animal shelters.

Debbie Harry, BLONDIE
Nellie McKay
Eddie Vedder, PEARL JAM
The Buzzcocks
Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart, The Kills
Chris Isaak
Blue Oyster Cult
Gina Gershon
Marshall Crenshaw
Miss Guy
Tony Barber

Morrison Hotel Gallery
Ten years of fundraising support for Rational Animal’s campaigns for at-risk animals, 2010–2020

Ten years of participating in Mother’s Comfort Project, 2008–2018

Avian Welfare Coalition
Bringing humane education to Friends Seminary School and Gingerbread Homes for Animals attendees, 2013–15

Friends Seminary School
Hosting Mother’s Comfort Project, 2013–2015

Soho Grand Hotel
In recognition of their work to support local animal charities, 2014

Girl Scouts of the Bronx
Incorporating humane education in curriculum, 2011

Hunter College Elementary
Hosting the Animal Club after school program, 2010

The Cutting Room
Hosting benefits for at-risk animals, 2008, 2010

Chelsea Market
Hosting Gingerbread Homes for Animals 2007-2008 

Central Park and NY Parks & Recreation
Humane education programs including three years of Gingerbread Homes for Animals at the Discovery Center, 2003–2006

Rational Animal is dedicated to helping people help animals and take the best care of companion animals in their family and household. You can be an Animal Guardian too! Just remember Save, Care, and Love.
SAVE lives by adopting from animal shelters and rescue organizations.
CARE for animals by spaying and neutering, which also prevents homeless and unwanted animal populations.
LOVE and protect your animals for their entire lifetime.

See our other campaigns that help at-risk animals. Please help by volunteering or making a tax-deductible donation.

Pictured Above Left to Right: Debbie Harry and Mick Rock; Eddie Vedder and Celo; Chris Isaak and Rodney; Jamie Hince, Alison Mosshart of The Kills with their fundraiser photograph; Adam “Adrock” Horovitz, Beastie Boys and Roberta; Debbie Harry, Chris Stein of Blondie with founder Susan Brandt