Shout out for unsung Aussie heroes for animals!

Animal Action Week celebrates its 20th Anniversary this October.Have you recently met someone whose contribution to animal welfare has really impressed you?  

Do you know of an extraordinary person who has gone above and beyond to make positive change in one – or many - animal’s lives?  

Or, do you know an inspiring person or group who dedicate their time, money or resources to raising awareness of an animal welfare issue?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the questions, then now is the time to speak up!  Why not nominate this special person or group for a 2012 IFAW Animal Action Award!  

IFAW Action Awards are presented each year as part of IFAW’s Animal Action program, which takes place in 16 countries around the world.

Since 2002, 42 awards have been presented to Australians for their selfless devotion to animals. 

We like to call our nominees ‘unsung animal heroes as they have worked passionately to better the lives of animals in their local communities and by doing so, they have touched both the animal but also the person who has nominated them. 

These heroes come from all over Australia and from all walks of life – from students to politicians, from scientists to musicians, corporate executives and teachers. 

So, if you know a vet, a carer, a neighbour or friend or even an animal who deserves special recognition, now is your chance to thank them, but nominations must be in by Wednesday 31 October.  Further details on the awards and the award ceremony are here

Last year’s recipients included a young TV presenter, a wildlife rescuer who saved animals during the Queensland floods last year, a teacher, a vet, two filmmakers and whale researchers.


PS: Due to the number of pet nominations we have received, this year we are introducing the IFAW Action Award for Outstanding Contribution from an Animal.  

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Cynthia Milburn, Director, Animal Welfare Outreach & Education
Senior Advisor, Policy Development
Faye Cuevas, Esq.
Senior Vice President
Jan Hannah, Campaign Manager, Northern Dogs Project
Campaign Manager, Northern Dogs Project