Davis was given the Wyler Award at Saturday's Genesis Awards, hosted by the Humane Society of New York City.
Other winners included TV shows and a movie, for bringing greater awareness to animal issues. "The Colbert Report" won the Sid Caesar Comedy Award for a piece satirizing bullfighters and zoos, the feature film "How to Train Your Dragon" was honored for its "message about tolerance and respect for all living creatures," and the HBO series "True Blood" won for an episode about dogfighting.
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