Animal Protection Heroes
In memory of Elaine Morris
To celebrate Voiceless turning 15 this year, we'll be giving out seven gifts of $1,000 each to the unsung heroes of Australia's animal protection community - the animal carers.
The gifts will be awarded in October 2019 and applications will be assessed by members of the Voiceless team according to the criteria of commitment, contribution and need.
Animal carers are true heroes of the animal protection movement.
They are the dedicated and selfless individuals who work tirelessly to rescue and rehabilitate injured and abused animals. Whether they're restoring the wellbeing of sheeps, pigs or chickens who have fallen victim to industrialised farming or nursing an orphaned joey who would otherwise be unable to survive alone, they often operate with zero financial support.
This means using their own personal finances and even sacrificing their own homes for the sake and love of the animals. We have created these gifts to say thank you to these incredible individuals.
These gifts are in memory of Elaine Morris, our beloved colleague and dear friend. Elaine was with Voiceless from our very first year in 2004 and instrumental in building our organisation from the ground up. The bedrock of all our activities and efforts, Elaine devoted her life to making a difference for animals and her contribution to the animal protection movement was a gift we were fortunate to receive.
Applications close September 15.
Voiceless is building a coalition of sanctuaries around Australia to help foster a supportive community for animal carers. By becoming a member of the Sanctuary Friends of Voiceless, you will become involved in our school engagement programs and we will refer to your work in our Animal Protection Education (APE) resources. We will also share your sanctuary's content across Voiceless' various social media platforms.
In turn, we hope that our Sanctuary Friends will share our resources in the context of their important work.