Topping off our list of Animal Headliners are Sea Turtles. This year, Animal Planet, partnered with Fresh Step Litter, named Jean Beasley as their “2007 Hero of the Year”, which was a “nationwide search and celebration of animal advocates who invest their time, talent and spirit to help animals in their community.” Beasley opened the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue & Rehabilitation Center in Topsail Beach, North Carolina in 1997 in memory of her daughter. The center is dedicated to helping and saving Sea Turtles and generates thousands of visitors each year. Beasley received a “$10,000 donation to the animal welfare organization of her choice from the makers of Fresh Step Litter, a trip for two to Hawaii and will be honored with a ‘certificate of appreciation’ for her dedication to improving the lives of animals.” For more information on her cause, visit: seaturtlehospital.org. For more information on Animal Planet’s contest, or to nominate an animal advocate, visit: animalplanet.com.