ALVMF Animal Hall of Fame
The Alabama Animal Hall of Fame (AAHOF) was established in 2003 in conjunction with the Alabama Veterinary Medical Foundation (ALVMF), also established that year. The mission of the Foundation is to enhance the well being of animals and the human-animal bond. The AAHOF celebrates this mission by recognizing and honoring animals that have shown extraordinary abilities or remarkable loyalty to their owners. The human-animal bond committee, which organizes the AAHOF each year, is a joint committee between the ALVMA and ALVMF.
Induction into the AAHOF is for companion or working animals from within the state of Alabama that have demonstrated extraordinary loyalty, courage, service, or intuitive abilities in their relations with humans. Successful nominees demonstrate exceptional ability when compared with similar animals in similar conditions. Documentation attesting to those abilities is necessary, including but not limited to written testimony, media coverage of any type, eyewitness accounts, or documentation from a sponsoring organization. Reasons for nomination vary from single events demonstrating extreme courage or for lifetime achievement. Nominations to the hall can be made by a veterinarian, a client through a veterinarian, the local humane society, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals or another animal care agency in Alabama, or by a constituent veterinary, one of fifteen local associations across Alabama that are organized under the Alabama VMA.