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New Humane Society award honors human heroes

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A memorial for Tommy Monahan, the Staten Island boy who died trying to save his pets from a fire. (Photo by Patrick Kwan/Courtesy of The Humane Society of the United States)

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The Humane Society is now recognizing people who come to the rescue of animals with a special award. Among the recipients have been a man who rescued a deer from the ice and a woman who saved a kitten from torture.