Wanted: animal welfare heroes for new RSPCA awards

RSPCA WA chief inspector Amanda Swift holds two rescued puppies.
RSPCA WA chief inspector Amanda Swift holds two rescued puppies.

PEOPLE who champion the rights of animals are in line for a new set of awards.

The RSPCA WA initiative will recognise the commitment and courage of those people who have helped save animals.

RSPCA WA chief executive David van Ooran said the charity wanted to hear from the community.

“By inviting people to share stories of others’ bravery and determination to help animals, we hope a ripple effect will be created to inspire others to treat animals with kindness and compassion, and contribute to raising animal welfare standards in WA,” he said.

The award categories are animal bravery, humane, youth, community action, volunteer of the year and a special honour for the bravest animal.

For more details, visit www.rspcawa.asn.au/about/rspca-awards-program.

Nominations close on August 29 and the awards will be presented on World Animal Day on October 4.