2018 BPPA Pictures of the Year 08 Animal 1. Nancy Lane / Boston Herald Derek Blake, 9 1/2 kisses his social dog Jean during NEADS service dog graduation ceremony in Fitchburg on Sunday,April 29, 2018. NEADS trains highly skilled service dogs to help people and provides them for adults, children, veterans as well as Hearing Dogs and Service Dogs for children with autism. 2. Matthew Stone / Boston Herald Loggerhead sea turtles released on West Dennis Beach on Monday, July 02, 2018 after spending time New England Aquarium’s sea turtle hospital in Quincy. 3. Jessica Rinaldi / Boston Globe Boston Animal Control Anthony Fabiano carries Romeo to it’s mobile nest for the swan’s return to the Boston Public Garden, after wintering at the Franklin Park Zoo. HM 1. Greg M Cooper / Freelance Sprocket Rocket catches a disc thrown by Tony Hoard of K9 Crew Disc Dog Team during half time of a Boston College basketball game. HM 2. John Tlumacki / Boston Globe Sang Lee from Somerville rides his motorcycle down Boylston Street in the Back Bay with his dog, Mango holding on from a backpack. Mango, a frequent rider on the bike, is a Shiba Inu breed. HM 3. John Tlumacki / Boston Globe Pansy strikes a pose as she sits inside the cat room at the Milton Animal shelter, waiting to be adopted.