• Animal Hero presentation at West Boca library - with Susan Hargeaves.
  • Animal Hero Kids Inc. and its 10-year-old co-president, Dominic, will hand deliver on Valentine’s Day a giant “Have a heart for dolphins” valentine to the Consulate-General of Japan in protest of the controversial annual dolphin hunt in Taiji.
  • Animal Hero Kids build their own vegan hero sandwiches, a kind to all animals exercise.
  • Ricky Williams Animal Hero Kids Award, October 22nd 2012.
  • The award winning Animal C.A.R.E. Club at Sweetwater High School in National City Rocks!
  • President Dominic of Animal Hero Kids, with his dog, Luna.
  • Tanzania signs on to participate in World Animal Hero Kids month activities in November.
  • Carlos Grijalva accepts the Russell Simmons Creative Animal Hero Kids Award on behalf of Point Loma High School students in Anthony Palmiotto's multimedia and video production class in San Diego for their inspiring public service announcement, "Dear SeaWorld." A heartfelt congratulations to these fine and talented students!
  • Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Dr. John Deasy received the Animal Hero Kids School Hero to All Award at the L.A. Animal Hero Kids Awards Show Dec. 2 for implementing the groundbreaking "Meatless Mondays" program in LAUSD schools. We applaud Dr. Deasy for this forward-thinking move to positively impact animals, human health and the environment! Bravo!
  • Actor and activist Lou Wegner, founder of Kids Against Animal Cruelty, accepts the Ricky Williams Animal Hero Kids Teen Award at the L.A. Animal Hero Kids Awards Show Dec. 2. The award was presented by Juliette West, star of the documentary, "How I Became and Elephant," and "The Twilight Saga" actor, Booboo Stewart. Wegner and his group are making a lifesaving difference for shelter animals on death row.
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Fostering empathy and kindness in children and youth by encouraging and recognizing compassionate and courageous acts that help all species of animals; and offering complimentary, interactive, humane education
programs highlighting stories of the rescue and aid of animals in need.

Recent News

Animal Hero Kids Founder in action with Lovey reaches 900,000 people on national TV

Published on Oct 28, 2014

Coming Soon: Animal Hero Kids Voices for the Voiceless

Power Kind-296 pages of full color, a heartwarming, inspiring and practical guidebook for all ages.

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Animal Hero Kids Awards 2014!


Animal Hero Kids Awards Open for Nominations!

Nominate anyone (or a group) under the age of 19 for helping animals in any way. Awards are not limited to the Russell Simmons nomination categories only.

You can nominate a child for an award ANYTIME!

Russell Simmons Creative Animal Hero Kids Award

Recognizes an individual or group under the age of 19 who creates a song, dance, poem, speech, rap, video, or piece of art that inspires compassion towards other animals.


Paul McCartney Animal Hero Kids Young Veg Advocate Award

Paul McCartney

Animal Hero Kids is thrilled to announce an extra special award category. The Paul McCartney Animal Hero Kids Young Veg Advocate Award for an individual or group under the age of 19 focusing on helping factory farmed animals by promoting kind food choices.

Do you know someone who might be perfect for this, or a school, or a class? Nominate

Nominate now for the Sir Paul McCartney Young Veg Advocate Award and the Russell Simmons Creative Animal Hero Kids Award

"Animal Hero Kids rock!
It doesn’t matter how young or old you are, the good news is you can help animals in need."
- Sir Paul McCartney

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South Florida Sisters Win Animal Rights Award

Twin sisters in the news last week when surprised with a “Kind to All” award presented by Animal Hero Kids at their school assembly have created a valentine video message for dolphins. Animal Hero Kids encourages and recognizes animal hero kids around the world.
Read full article here

Video: www.nbcmiami.com/news/South-Florida-Sisters-Win-Animal-Rights-Award

Kind to All award winning video

Los Angeles Animal Hero Kids Awards Success!

Pet Life Radio in partnership with I heart radio broadcasts to 30 million listeners from the LA Animal Hero Kids Awards

LOS ANGELES – Hip-Hop mogul and animal rights activist Russell Simmons teamed up with the South Florida-based charity Animal Hero Kids for the Los Angeles Animal Hero Kids Awards show to honor area youth, public officials and celebrities who demonstrated extraordinary acts of kindness to help animals.

Check out the award winners here

Mega Kind to All Award - Ellen Degeneres

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Ellen DeGeneres is honored for her vegan lifestyle, kind support of others experiencing difficult circumstances--whether two-legged or four, and advocacy for compassion and equality. Ellen continues to make a lasting, positive difference for humans, animals, and the environment. read more

Animal Hero Kids Kind Lifetime Award - Paul McCartney

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Paul McCartney is recognized for his unwavering advocacy for animals and enduring commitment to kindness to all beings. read more

"Animal Hero Kids rock!
It doesn’t matter how young or old you are, the good news is you can help animals in need."
- Sir Paul McCartney

For a complete list of heroes click here

Other Animal Hero Kids News

Animal Hero Kids Crew Meeting

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The first organizing meeting of the Animal Hero Kids Crew was hosted by Green Bar & Kitchen. Charles, the co-owner treated the meetings participants with mini-vegan pancakes with fresh berries. read more

November is World Animal Hero Kids Month!

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Animal Hero Kids has 160 participating organizations including Egypt, Israel, Africa, Canada, peru and Nepal. Our partners will celebrate, encourage and recognize Animal Hero Kids in the locales. Join us in our celebration of the Kind Animal Hero Kidsaround the world. read more

Animal Hero Kids Presidential Address

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Published on Apr 5, 2013
State of the Animal Nation. watch video

Winners of Extraordinary Animal Hero Kids Awards.

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Front: Georgie Arahovipis with Susan Hargreaves, director of National Animal Hero Kids. Back: Anna, Rory and John Carney. read more

Four Palm Beach youngsters honored with Animal Hero Awards

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Aaliyana Smith, 6, loves animals. The first-grader at Orchard View Elementary School in Delray Beach asked county commissioners to ban bull hooks used on elephants in the circus. Because of her actions, she was one of four Palm Beach County kids recently honored with an Animal Hero Award. The awards were presented at the South Florida Wildlife Center in Fort Lauderdale. read more