Hey guys I don’t often ask for favours but I figure if you can help me win this award it’ll add so much weight to my anti-puppy farming campaign.
The Chris Laurence Vet of the Year Award recognises a ‘vet who consistently demonstrates their commitment to the continued improvement of companion animal welfare’.
Below I’ve added a few things I’ve proudly done to promote and try to improve animal welfare and you can vote for me by either writing why I deserve to win this award or simply cutting and pasting the below and emailing firstname.lastname@example.org which will take just seconds, or downloading a form here and sending to The Ceva Awards for Animal Welfare, Ceva Animal Health, Unit 3, Anglo Office Park, White Lion Road, Amersham HP7 9FB.
Closing date is 27th January 2012.
Thank you so much xx
UK voluntary work includes:
• Pup Aid (founder) – Puppy Farming Awareness Day – last 3 years inviting celebrities to judge dogs in fun dog show, bands to play, parade of rescued ex-breeding bitches, all to raise awareness of puppy farming and how to get a dog to the tabloid demographic who are buying them, and to encourage them to contact rescue or responsible breeder. Thousands of pounds have been raised for Mayhew, Dog’s Trust, Oldies Club and Kennel Club Charitable Trust. Celebrity supporters include Liam Gallagher, Brian May, Bob Geldof, Jamiroquai, Joanna Page, Eamonn Holmes, Britt Ekland, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Meg Mathews, Ali Bastian, Caroline Lucas MP, Helen Grant MP. One campaign involved a guitar signed by rock legends that raised thousands of pounds at auction and much needed awareness for rescue dogs and puppy farming.
• Kennel Club independent advisor – promoting microchipping, responsible breeding, breed rescue, etc.
• Crisis UK – helping pets of homeless people at Christmas
• Hearing Dogs – judge & celeb supporter
• Dogs Trust Honours – celeb supporter
• Mayhew Animal Home – judge & celeb supporter incl. hospital visits with dogs
• Wet Nose Awards – judge & celeb supporter
• Scruffts (KC Charitable Trust) – judge
• Pink Dog Show (Manchester Dogs & Cats Home) – judge & celeb supporter
• Labrador Retriever Rescue Southern England – judge & celeb supporter
• Queens Park Dog Show – judge & celeb supporter
• Battersea Dogs & Cats Home – judge & celeb supporter
• RSPCA Patcham – judge & celeb supporter
• WSPA – campaigner & celeb supporter
• CIWF – campaigner & celeb supporter (Good Egg Awards, Nocton Dairy)
• Four Paws – campaigner & celeb supporter
• NOWZAD – celeb supporter
• Seminars at Discover Dogs including pet emergencies, puppy farming, dogs in war.
• No Voice No Choice fun day and celebration of responsible dog ownership – celeb supporter
• A number of school visits educating children about animal welfare
• Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) Good Egg Awards – Presenter
• Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) ‘Cows Belong in Fields’ campaign – celeb supporter
• World Society Protection of Animals (WSPA) ‘Not in My Cuppa’ campaign – celeb supporter
International voluntary work includes:
• Thailand tsunami 2004 rescuing/treating/neutering raising over £1000
• Amazon charity neutering/education project in Iquitos, Peru
• Mumbai Slums with Welfare stray Dogs India (WSD) neutering/vaccination/education
• Palestinian West Bank with Safe Haven for Donkeys in Holy Land (SHADH) field clinics, minor ops/education
• Regularly attending Parliament to campaign and lobby MPs about animal welfare issues including puppy farming, farm rabbit welfare, etc.
• Lobbying with Speaking Out For Animals about compulsory microchipping
• Meeting with MPs and Four Paws UK about welfare of farmed rabbits
• Active (and successful) campaigner with CIWF & WSPA against Nocton megadairy
• Oldies Club – charity that rescues and rehomes older unwanted dogs
• Labrador Retriever Rescue Southern England – charity rehoming and rescuing mainy Labradors
• Speaking Out For Animals (SOFA) – school group campaigning for compulsory microchipping of dogs
• Cat Welfare Sussex
• Safe Haven for Donkeys in Holy Land – charity rescuing abused donkeys
Media Work promoting animal welfare via:
• TV – resident vet giving advice on BBC Breakfast, ITV This Morning, Daybreak, Crufts, Alan Titchmarsh Show, as well as Paul O’Grady Show, It’s Me Or the Dog, My Pet Shame, Animal Rescue Live and few programmes in the States.
• Radio – resident vet giving advice on BBC Sussex, Juice FM, many regional stations as part of animal welfare campaigns, e.g. pet obesity, fireworks night.
• Print – written over 1000 pet related articles for local, special interest, professional, national press/media.
• Web – raising awareness about animal welfare/charity/pet health tips via my blog, Twitter, Facebook Page, etc.
• iPhone app – Canine Care – designed to help dog owners look after their dogs better with preventative healthcare videos and tips, find nearest vet button and much more.
• Books – ‘stealth education’ via Vet on Call (published March 2011) and children’s book Pets in Need (Feb 2012)
• Love Pets Show – host & celeb supporter
• Pedigree Adoption Drive ambassador promoting rescue dogs