International Fund for Animal Welfare

International Fund for Animal Welfare

January 11, 2008 10:48 ET

IFAW: Newfoundland Hero Awarded for Dedication to Animals

CLARENVILLE, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR--(Marketwire - Jan. 11, 2008) - IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) today presented an Animal Action Award to Anne Marie Brown recognising her selfless dedication in caring for animals through her volunteer work at the Clarenville Area SPCA for the past 15 years.

"Anne Marie spends countless hours, seven days a week, 365 days a year finding adoptive homes for animals in need," said Olivier Bonnet, Director, IFAW Canada.

The Clarenville Area SPCA works hard to care for animals, provide them with necessary vet care, spaying and neutering them and find them new and loving homes.

"The vital service provided by the Clarenville Area SPCA would not be possible without extraordinary individuals like Anne Marie," said Mr Bonnet.

"IFAW is delighted to award Anne Marie Brown with the 2007 Animal Welfare Volunteer award for her passion and dedication which has saved the lives of so many animals."

"I just do what I do because I care about animals," said Ms Brown.

"There are so many animals that still need our care. I hope that if people hear about this they will take pet ownership more responsibly and adopt animals from shelters and provide them with loving and caring homes for life."

Founded in 1969, IFAW has offices in 16 countries around the world working to protect animals and habitats while promoting practical solutions for animals and people.

IFAW's Animal Action Awards are presented each year to people who have performed outstanding acts of kindness, bravery or dedication relating to wildlife or domestic animals. This is the fifth year the awards have been presented in Canada.

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