BOSTON (WHDH) - The Animal Rescue League of Boston announced the 2018 Maddie’s Fund Hero Award winner on Thursday.

Law Enforcement Director Lt. Alan Borgal received the award, making him one of ten recipients nationwide.

Maddie’s Fund works to revolutionize the status and well-being of companion animals.

The award honors Lt. Borgal’s leadership and lifesaving actions. He has been with the Animal Rescue League for more than 40 years.

“Lt. Borgal is an inspiration to all and this honor could not be more deserving… His contributions to protecting the safety and well-being of animals throughout the Commonwealth simply cannot be measured.” ARL President Mary Nee said. 

Maddie’s Fund is also bestowing a $10,000 grant to ARL in Lt. Borgal’s name.

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