Every year we award a Territorian who has done something really special for an animal – maybe rescued an animal from danger or worked selflessly to improve life for a group of animals.Territorians can nominate people who fit that description for the annual Animal Hero Award.
Lisa Hansen, founder and director of PAWS Darwin, was the winner of the 2011 Animal Hero Award for her continuing work rehabilitating injured wildlife and looking after homeless animals. Lisa was nominated by the public for her dedication and tireless efforts to give homeless pets a second chance and is a true animal hero. A trophy and $150 prize money was presented to the winner.
Naomi Oliver, founder and creator of the website Top End Lost and Found (TELAF), was the winner of the Animal Hero 2010 award for her contribution to improving the lives of animals in the Territory. Naomi’s efforts have reunited more than 2000 lost pets with their owners since the website started in 2006. Naomi was presented with a trophy and $150 prize money.
The Territory’s Animal Awareness Week is held every year during the school holiday period in June-July.
Animal Awareness Week focuses on the importance of caring for and protecting our animals, including wildlife, through a range of events and activities.
The week has a strong community focus and involves many organisations and businesses that are actively involved in animal welfare, care and conservation.
Activities held during the week help Territorians – young and old – learn more about animals, their behaviour and animal care.
Part of Animal Awareness Week is Pet’s Day Out, a community event for pets and pet lovers.
We also participate in a range of community events to promote the importance of animal welfare in the Territory including:
If you would like more information please phone Animal Welfare on 1300 720 386.