The No Kill Advocacy Center has issued a call for nominations for the Henry Bergh Leadership Awards. Who are the top No Kill advocates? They could be shelter directors or shelter refomers, rescuers or reporters, photographers or legislators. Anyone who stands up to those who would keep our movement shrouded in darkness. Do you know someone who deserves to be recognized for their commitment to saving lives?

Henry Bergh was a 19th Century animal advocate who launched the humane movement in North America. He gave the first speech on animal protection in the U.S., incorporated the nation’s first SPCA, and enforced anti-cruelty laws with passion. Every night, Bergh would patrol the streets of his native New York City looking for animals in need of protection. To those who opposed Bergh’s attempts at saving the lives of animals, he was known as “The Great Meddler.”

The recipients of the No Kill Advocacy Center’s annual Henry Begh Leadership Award epitomize the unwavering commitment of Bergh to save lives, even in the face of criticism and opposition.

To see last year’s winners, click here.

To nominate someone for this year, click here.

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