Malaga: RSPCA WA urges animal-saving heroes to nominate for state awards

RSPCA WA Chief inspector Amanda Swift.
RSPCA WA Chief inspector Amanda Swift.

RSPCA WA is calling on animal-saving heroes and owners of courageous animals to nominate in its new state awards program.

The program recognises commitment, courage and bravery by people who help animals in need and work towards better animal welfare outcomes.

There are five categories, including an animal bravery award and volunteer of the year award.

Members of the public have until August 27 to submit a nomination, which will be judged by an awards committee comprising of people who work in animal welfare, media and the not-for-profit sector.

Winners will be announced at a ceremony held on World Animal Day on October 4.

Chief executive David van Ooran said the awards was an opportunity for people to be recognised for their compassion and be hailed as heroes.

“As a society, we tend to see, hear and focus more on the negative side of animal welfare and protection,” he said.

“We don’t really focus on all the good things that are happening in our community involving people’s attitudes and actions towards all creatures great and small.

“We know there are people in our community who are doing wonderful things to protect animals and improve animal welfare standards and we want to hear about them.”

To nominate, visit https://www.rspcawa.asn.au/about/rspca-awards-program/