Perilous pups survive 21 days trapped in abandoned missile silo earning them “Most Unusual Pet Insurance Claim of the Year” honors
Insurance Weekly News
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News -- Ziva and Zeus, a pair of German Shepherds from Medical Lake, Washington, are the 2018 recipients of the 10th annual Hambone Award®, honoring the most unusual pet insurance claim of the year. Ziva and Zeus were among 12 nominees for the Hambone Award after they went missing for 21 days and were found inside an abandoned missile silo. The story of their life saving rescue and miraculous recovery earned Ziva and Zeus the winning honor after thousands of votes were cast via a public vote at HamboneAward.com. The Hambone Award is presented by Nationwide, the nation's first and largest provider of pet health insurance.
Ziva and Zeus were treated by the veterinary team at Pet Emergency Clinic and Referral Center in Spokane, Washington where the dogs received life-saving care. For their outstanding work, the Pet Emergency Clinic and Referral Center will be granted a $10,000 Nationwide-funded award through the Veterinary Care Foundation (VCF) to help treat pets in their community whose owners could otherwise not afford veterinary care. One hundred percent of all donations from VCF are used to treat pets, with no contributions used for administration or overhead.
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