Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has received a Pawscar from American Humane. American Humane is the organization that ensures the safety of animals while on film sets and are the only organization with the authority to issue the statement that no animals were harmed during filming.
So, how in the world does one get a Pawscar? Well, first, you have to be an animal. And, second, you have to be in a film. The animal in Half-Blood Prince who received this Pawscar is Uno, the Mastiff. Her trainers took a lot of time to help her learn to be in a film, especially as she was abused in her former household.
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A Neapolitan mastiff named “Uno” had been adopted by her owners/trainers prior to becoming a rookie animal actor. Trainers speculate that she was abused by a previous owner because she initially would cower around noises and crouch to the floor upon being approached too suddenly. But, while working on the set of “Harry Potter,” surrounded by a patient owner/trainer and other affectionate cast and crew members, she gained confidence and trust and adored the attention everyone gave her. Trainers believe Uno is destined to be an admired movie star in no time!
Read about who else got Pawscars here!