Linda Dennis was one of five Australians to be awarded an IFAW
animal action award on Friday.
Photo: Steve Gosch
By Ben Brennan
local woman has been honoured as one of five "animal heroes" across
Australia as part of Animal Action Week.
welfare crusader Linda Dennis received her second prestigious award this year
at Hotel Canobolas on Tuesday, for her work to educate people about animal welfare.
International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) awarded Ms Dennis the 2007 IFAW Action
Award for education.
significant thing about this award is we only give them to a select few people
every year," IFAW Asia Pacific director Mick McIntryre said.
all about recognising the unsung heroes and Linda really fits the category...
it's a chance to recognise her work regionally and nationally."
Dennis impressed the IFAW with her wildlife refuge Fourth Crossing and her efforts
to educate the public through a TAFE course and her website, www.fourthcrossingwildlife.com.
efforts in raising awareness really struck a chord... her efforts to educate the
pubic and her website are outstanding," Mr McIntyre said.
great to be able to recognise someone as worth as Linda."
Dennis said that she hoped the award would further raise the profile of animal
a real honour, with the recognition I can spread the word even further,"
mission is to support all animals, everywhere."
work involved providing as much information as possible about the proper care
First Aid was developed by Ms Dennis and is widely used in TAFE training veterinary
nurse students as well as school children and community groups.
wildlife refuge has also helped rehabilitate numerous native animals over the
last eight years.
Dennis was one of just five "animal heroes" across Australia to receive
Animal Welfare and Action Award