We are now seeking nominations for The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries Carole Noon Award for Sanctuary Excellence. The award was created to honor outstanding contributions to the animal sanctuary field. The honor memorializes Carole Noon, Ph. D., a courageous and innovative sanctuary pioneer and champion of chimpanzees. The first award, given in 2009, was awarded posthumously to Dr. Carole Noon.
The award will be given to a sanctuary or individual who embodies and puts into practice the GFAS philosophy of vision, dedication and excellence in animal care.
Carole Noon, Ph.D. exemplified these traits with an innovative spirit, creating solutions to overwhelming challenges; a deep knowledge of those entrusted to the care of the sanctuary; and a dedication to animals and a determination to succeed that manifested in a commitment to ensure humane and responsible care for the lifetime of each of the sanctuary residents.
Nominations are being solicited through the end of March, 2014. Please state in 500 words or less how the nominee (sanctuary or individual) exemplifies the traits listed above.
Applications are reviewed and a recommendation is made by the GFAS Award Committee, which includes a representative of the past recipient. Both the Sanctuary Director and the Sanctuary Board must understand and be comfortable with the publicity implications that come with the award for a recipient associated with the sanctuary. The final responsibility for selection rests with the GFAS Board of Directors. The award ceremony location and time depends upon opportunities available that year.
The winning sanctuary or sanctuary director receives a distinctive engraved plaque and a monetary donation to the sanctuary.