ANIMAL HEROES WANTED
(Sydney, September 2008)
- IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) is searching for
animal lovers across Australia to participate in the prestigious
IFAW Action Awards.
Friends, relatives or
colleagues of animal heroes who have accomplished outstanding
work with wildlife or domestic animals are encouraged to come
forward and nominate individuals for an award.
The awards will be presented
during IFAW’s 16th Annual Action Week, which will be held from
4-10 October 2008.
“Australia is blessed with
exceptional people who dedicate their time, and often money, to
protecting our animals. We want to recognise the efforts of
these unsung animal heroes,” said IFAW Asia Pacific Director,
someone has set up an animal sanctuary, works to re-home
unwanted pets or campaigns tirelessly to raise awareness of
animal welfare, we want to honour these special people through
the IFAW Action Awards,” Ms Martin said.
In 2007, Belridge Senior
High Schools’ ‘Rock Eisteddfod Team’ received the Young
Achievers Award for their contribution to raising awareness of
the threats to whales through their creative anti-whaling
performance entitled ‘Giants
of the Sea’.
The IFAW Action Award for
Outstanding Contribution from a Vet was presented to Dr John
Butler, who has been caring for native wildlife for almost 30
years and during this time has helped in the rescue and
rehabilitation of many native animals, from common to endangered
awards were presented for Animal Welfare in the Community,
Animal Welfare Awareness and Animal Welfare and Education.
Nominating someone is easy,
just write to IFAW and tell us about your nominee’s work with
animals, along with addresses and daytime phone numbers for both
you and the person you have nominated.
can mail your nomination letter to
IFAW Action Awards,
8 Belmore Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010, or, email
in the subject.
Nominations must be
received by 5pm on Friday 26 September 2008.