Vote local dog “Shadow” for Hero Dog award


A local dog is in the running to become America’s next hero.

Four years ago, 17 News introduced you to Shadow. In 2014, she was found abandoned in the desert near Ridgecrest with a bullet lodged in her lung.

But soon after, Shadow was paired with a local man who he says was broken and confused after he was released from prison.

Now, both are doing well. And Shadow is nominated for the American Humane Hero Dog awards.

Go to to vote for Shadow.

The first round of voting ends April 25.

17 News will continue to update this story. 

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