Wetnose Awards 2011

I’m looking forward to attending the 2nd Wetnose Animal Awards Ceremony (details below) in London on Friday 4th March, along with many fantastic animal charities including Born Free, Boon Lott, Animal Care Egypt and devoted UK centres too.

Animal-loving stars already confirmed include Brian May, Martin Clunes, Nick Knowles, Lorraine Chase and more; and a few tickets are still available to buy at only £20. For details email: wetnose@btinternet.com


Animal rescue centres nationwide have nominate themselves for the Wetnose Rescue Awards 2011.

Founded by not-for-profit organisation Wetnose Animal Aid, the annual Wetnose Awards, now in their second year, recognise the valuable and tireless work of small, independent rescue centres that help animals in the UK and overseas.

The awards seek to raise awareness of the fantastic job centres do in rescuing, caring for and rehoming abandoned animals, whilst highlighting the passionate, often emotional, hardworking individuals ‘behind the scenes’ who selflessly devote their time and even their life’s work to helping animals in need.

Headline sponsor Burgess Pet Care, one of the UK’s leading producers of high quality pet foods, is encouraging rescue centres across the country to give themselves a well-deserved pat on the back by nominating themselves for the Wetnose Rescue Awards 2011.

The judges had a huge pile of nominations to get through but winners have been found in all categories, there were also some amazing stories to read about rescued pets.

This unique Animal Awards Ceremony in London on the 4th March 2011 is a star-studded event, attracting widespread media attention and an array of animal-loving celebrities, including TV presenter Martin Clunes, Nick Knowles, Emmerdale’s Lorraine Chase, Sheila Reid from Benidorm and honoured to have Brian May from Queen here to present an award to the Born Free Founder Virginia McKenna.

Brian May says “These awards are an important part of the growing movement to give animals the respect we need to learn to give them. It is a moral necessity to change our attitudes to the other creatures on this planet, just as it was a moral necessity to abolish slavery … and the very future of the Human race depends on making this change in our behaviour. I am honored to be a part of the WetNose Awards Ceremony”.
Amongst the many animal-lovers attending on the day is the lovely host for the afternoon Wendy Turner Webster.

The Winners for 2011 are:

Herts Hogline in Bishops Stortford
Chestnut Cat Rescue in Chestnut
Fat Fluffs Rabbit Rescue in Solihull
Celia Cross Greyhounds in Surrey
Lizzie Barn Rescue in Carmarthenshire
Remus Horse Memorial in Essex

Plus Centres abroad:

Ace Animal Care Egypt
Boon Lott Elephant Sanctuary in Thailand
Born Free Foundation in Surrey

Also Best Rescue Centre Story “Penny” owner Ellen Stevens / Best Rescued Pet “Blue” Karen Branthwaite.
Police of the year winner and Patrol Dog winners:

All well deserved winners, and for more info about this, and next year’s wetnose awards please visit: www.wetnoseanimalaid.com.

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