On Monday 13th March 2013 we attended the Annual Wetnose Awards, a ceremony held every year to celebrate the wonderful achievements of the animal welfare world. From heart-warming rescue stories and welfare successes, to giving recognition to specific kinds of charities such as cat rescue, dog rescue and best breed rescue; the Wetnose Awards are all about appreciating amazing animals and rescue workers.
To help celebrate, we presented each of the winners with a cheque of £1,000 to help specific projects, animals or just the cost that is incurred by running a rescue centre. In total 15 charities were celebrated including Nowzad, Resident Rabbits and New life Parrot Rescue.
There was the inspiring story of Henry the Springer Spaniel who, along with his owner Julie Barratt, won the award for Best Rescue Story. Julie re-homed him from Dogs 4 Adaption in Somerset and he transformed her life, helping her to overcome the constant bouts of depression that she suffered from; absolutely heart-warming and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house as their story was told.
The winner for Best Dog Rescue Centre was Doris Banham, a wonderful charity that we support by sponsoring several kennels each month for them. It was lovely to see them, and all of the winners, getting the recognition they deserve for their selflessness and dedication.