BRIAN DAVIES AWARD 2021: And The Winner Is… Have A Heart Equine Sanctuary In South Africa!
Numerous hardworking organizations were nominated for the international Brian Davies Award for their exceptional work. Organizations in South Africa, Israel and Mexico came out tops. Let’s see who won!
Network for Animals (NFA) works in far-flung locations across the word; places where the local conditions often make it extremely challenging to help animals.
Along the way, we meet countless dedicated people who, often for no reward, devote their lives to the wellbeing of animals.
It is that same spirit that motivated our founder and legendary animal welfare pioneer Brian Davies all his life. For more than 50 years, Brian has crusaded for animals in the face of resistance and hostility from people who care nothing for the lives of animals.
It is to honor that extraordinary ethos that NFA created the Brian Davies Award, an annual accolade given to those whose outstanding work succeeds in helping animals against overwhelming obstacles. These are organizations that work in dangerous environments, without any financial or logistical support, or meet with local or political interference or resistance.
Each year, one exceptional animal rescue or welfare group we work with receives a $10,000.00 (£7,250.00) grant as a salute and to assist them in their great work. This is over and above any other grant NFA gives them.
Runners up each receive $5,000.00 (£3,625.00) as an acknowledgment of their own extraordinary achievements.
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HAVE A HEART EQUINE SANCTUARY
“It has been incredibly difficult to select just three winners, as every organization we work with is going above and beyond to help animals in need,” said Gloria Davies, chief executive of Network for Animals. “There are so many worthy contenders, and we are honored to work with each and every one of these wonderful partners.”
This year, the Brian Davies Award winner is the Have a Heart Equine Sanctuary (HAHES), a significant force for equine rescue, care and rehabilitation in rural parts of South Africa, led by former policeman Marc Ward.
STARTING OVER SANCTUARY
The Starting Over Sanctuary (SOS) in Israel, for its excellent work in rescuing and caring for donkeys in very challenging situations.
FIONA ANIMAL REFUGE
The Fiona Animal Refuge (FAR) in Hidalgo, Mexico, led by Dottie Cross, which works tirelessly to reduce overpopulation and animal abuse in the region.
Congratulations to our worthy winners! We are so proud to partner with you and support your work.