Spring Naturals brand of dog dinners and treats is searching for an "everyday hero" as part of a contest in which the winner will receive US$4,000 worth of Spring Naturals dog food and US$1,000 cash for their favorite animal shelter.

Heros can be nominated by submitting a photo and an explanation of why the person should be chosen. Nominations can be voted on and more information is available by visiting the company's Facebook page.