International Fund for Animal Welfare

International Fund for Animal Welfare

March 12, 2009 09:00 ET

Media Advisory: IFAW to Present Prestigious Award to Local Animal Action Hero

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 12, 2009) -



Participants: Olivier Bonner, IFAW Canada Country Director
Bonnie Smith, Animal Action Award Recipient

AWARD PRESENTATION March 14, 2009 3pm EDT

WHAT: St. Thomas Animal Hero Bonnie Smith to receive IFAW's
Community Animal Action Hero Award for 2008.

Bonnie Smith is being recognized for her tireless dedication
to educating the community and working to better the welfare
of animals in St. Thomas and the surrounding area.

IFAW Canada Director, Olivier Bonnet, will present the
award.

WHERE: The Salty Pickle
837 Talbot Street
St. Thomas, ON

WHEN: 3pm EDT, March 14, 2009


BACKGROUNDER

IFAW's Animal Action Awards

Animal Action Awards

Established over 15 years ago internationally, IFAW's Animal Action Awards were launched in Canada in 2003 and provide an opportunity to recognize those outstanding individuals who do exceptional work for animals.

The International Fund for Animal Welfare administers the awards by preparing a roster of public nominations from which an internal nominations committee selects the winners. Given the tremendous diversity within the animal welfare field, candidates are considered for a range of accomplishments, from the study and conservation of endangered species and their habitats, to the architecture of innovative animal welfare legislation and policies, to the inspiration of the public to become animal action heroes of their own.

About IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare)

Founded in 1969, IFAW is an international animal welfare and conservation organization that works to protect wild and domestic animals and to broker solutions that benefit both animals and people. With offices in 16 countries around the world, IFAW works to protect elephants, whales, big cats, companion animals, seals, and other animals.

To learn more about national and international animal welfare issues visit: www.ifaw.org.

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