The Latham Hero Animal award program, we began in 1931, was featured in the 1935 20th Century film,Show Them No Mercy starring Cesar Romero and Bruce Cabot.
The story finds a young family and their dog trapped by criminals being hunted by the FBI. The dog helps save the family and is awarded The Latham Foundation Hero Animal award in a final scene – helping show the impact our program had on the country.
Cesar Romero plays the head criminal. In one scene, one of the other criminals is shown to have cruel tendencies, shooting at the dog, while the other criminals tell him to stop. It is an interesting observation that even with criminals, there are some more cruel than others.