The No Kill Advocacy Center to Announce Henry Bergh Leadership Awards

On Sunday, December 18, the No Kill Advocacy Center will announce the recipients of the 2011 Henry Bergh Leadership Award, for unwavering commitment to ending the systematic killing of animals in shelters. The announcement will be made in a special edition of Animal Wise Radio. Five recipients will share the honor.

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 epitomize the unwavering commitment of Bergh to save lives, even in the face of criticism and opposition.

Past winners include Ryan Clinton of FixAustin, Bonney Brown of the Nevada Humane Society, and Robyn Kippenberger of the RNZSPCA.

What: Special edition of Animal Wise Radio to announce and interview 2011 recipients of the No Kill Advocacy Center’s Henry Bergh Leadership Awards.

When: Sunday, December 18, 2011, 1 pm to 3 pm EST.

Where: Listen live on the Animal Wise Radio Network by clicking here.

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