NEWC Secretary receives Blue Cross award
British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) Welfare Award 2002,
sponsored by The Blue Cross, has been presented to Elaine Cannon,
Executive Secretary of the National Equine Welfare Council (NEWC).
Award, which was introduced by BEVA in conjunction with The Blue
Cross animal welfare charity two years ago, is a formal recognition
of significant contributions made by veterinary surgeons and others
to equine welfare.
will be presented to Mrs Cannon at the Opening Ceremony of the BEVA
Annual Congress on Thursday 12 September 2002 by the President of
BEVA Professor Sandy Love BVMS PhD MRCVS and The Blue Cross President
Dr Alastair Porter CBE.
is a representative body for 55 equine organisations, all with considerable
experience in equine welfare. The Council recently received acclaim
for re-writing the code of practice for equine welfare charities.
Elaine Cannon has been NEWCs executive secretary for the past
Blue Cross is Britain's pet charity, providing information, advice
and practical support for pet and horse owners. Through its network
of animal adoption centres it rehomes thousands of animals each
year. Its hospitals provide veterinary care for the pets of people
who cannot afford private vets' fees.