Animal Advocate Beth Stern Previews Hallmark Channel's American Humane Hero Dog Awards (VIDEO)

Emily Aslanian
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Our favorite champion of animal rights and feline foster mom, Beth Stern, is back, and co-hosting the 2018 American Humane Hero Dog Awards on October 24 with James Denton.

The awards ceremony, in its eighth year, celebrates America's heroic pups, and spotlights remarkable canines that have worked as explosive sniffers for the military, among other lifesaving ventures.

First Look at Hallmark Channel's 2018 American Humane Hero Dog Awards (VIDEO)

First Look at Hallmark Channel's 2018 American Humane Hero Dog Awards (VIDEO)

See Beth Stern and James Denton take on hosting duties.

Stern is, of course, thrilled to be a part of the honorable night. "It's the highlight of my year," she admits. And it's not just inspirational — Stern also warns you'll be reaching for that tissue box during the two-hour broadcast. "It's very emotional," she says. "We were crying backstage as the stories were unfolding."

Of the tails (sorry, tales) viewers can expect to see, there's amputee Chi-Chi, a joyful therapy dog who survived a horrible past, and K-9 pup Ruby, who tracked down a missing teenager in 2017, saving his life. Need those tissues yet?

The show also fetes Stern for her generous work with shelter animals, honoring her with Hallmark's "Adoption Ever After" award. It is truly a magical, tail-wagging, good time.

Check out the video below for the full scoop.

The 2018 American Humane Hero Dog Awards airs Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 8/7c on Hallmark Channel.

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