Do you know Kenn Bell of the Dog Files? You should. He's done some amazing work educating and informing us (aka the public) about the relationship between dogs and people. For instance, there's Hero Dogs of 9/11 - Ten years after the World Trade Center attack, the working dog community comes together to honor the dog teams that worked at Ground Zero. Or check out A Few Good Dogs, which introduces us to Helo, Bubba and Oscar, three incredible military working dogs based at Fort Meade, Maryland. Together with their Army Handlers, they protect the men & women of the United States Armed Forces both here and overseas.
To launch 2013 Kenn has written a great piece about how we (that same public) can really make an impact on animal welfare. It's a great read, thought-provoking, and important.