Animal Friends Pet Insurance Supports IFAW Animal of the Year Award. Each year the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) recognises outstanding achievements in animal welfare at a prestigious IFAW Animal Action Awards ceremony at the House of Lords. Animal Friends are pleased to support and sponsor the Animal of the Year Award at this year’s ceremony.
The IFAW awards are an opportunity to honour the fantastic dedication, commitment and inspiration of Britain’s animal lovers as well as animals who are champions in their own right. Nominees for all the awards represent those who devote their lives to rescuing domestic and wild animals. This year’s Animal Action Awards ceremony will take place on the 23rd of October. It will be hosted by Baroness Gale and the awards will be presented by Queen legend Brian May. Animal Friends Insurance have launched a Facebook application to enable people to vote for the winner of the IFAW Animal of the Year award.
The shortlist includes: Jack, a three-legged sheepdog who lost his leg after a serious accident on a farm and has been nursed back to health by an 11-year-old boy.
Fern, a rescue dog who was rehomed and who now works as a drown victim search dog. Fern has been trained to find bodies under water from a boat using her sense of smell, which provides a vital service for families with missing people.
Haatchi, who was tied to a railway line and hit by a train, had to endure the amputation of his left rear leg and tail before being adopted. Haatchi has given a new lease of life to his new family’s disabled son and is hoping to train to become a therapy dog.
Chris Newnham, Marketing Manager at Animal Friends Insurance, said: “We are honoured to be able to support this awards ceremony and in particular the Animal of the Year Award. There are so many truly brave animals, shortlisting them has been an arduous task but one that we have had the pleasure of doing. We are positive the UK public will vote for the animal that is most deserving of this prestigious award.”
The public can vote by using the Animal Friends IFAW Voting App on Facebook