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Kindness Is Powerful Award Winners Announced!

After a months-long nomination interval, we’re honored to announce that the 5 winners of the inaugural Kindness Is Powerful Awards have been named.

The Kindness Is Powerful Awards are granted to people doing heroes’ work every day with out common recognition or reward on behalf of animals within the rescue world. Nominees have been submitted from Victoria’s followers world wide, with winners receiving public recognition through Victoria Stilwell Positively media platforms in addition to a donation of their title to a registered animal charity group of their selecting.

The Kindness Is Powerful Awards are a joint initiative between the Victoria Stilwell Foundation and the Petco Foundation.

Kindness Is Powerful Award Winners:

Rebecca Roy

Rebecca based Draft Gratitude in 2014 to avoid wasting draft horses from slaughter and provides them a second likelihood.

“These horses have… earned the right to have a safe retirement, and that’s what we give them,” Rebecca says in a current article in her native newspaper. “Every single horse down there has a differently personality. They aren’t just a number to me or something that’s used up.”

Rebecca demonstrates her love and caring of those big horses — which were loyal and hardworking all their lives doing farm work — by saving and nursing uncared for horses to both be adopted out to a loving house, or to remain on the 23-acre farm in sanctuary.

Draft Gratitude’s mission is to:

  • Rescue and rehabilitate undesirable draft horses.
  • Pair adoptable draft horses with permitted houses.
  • Educate our neighborhood on draft horse care, historical past, and potential.
  • Depend on the help of the neighborhood to fund our life saving work.



Amy Ryan

From Amy’s nominator:  “I do know lots of people within the animal rescue neighborhood, however I’ve but to fulfill anybody who exceeds and even approaches Amy’s degree of drive in serving to animals, particularly canines. She will, with out hesitation, tackle probably the most wretched instances, clear them up, get them spayed or neutered, and get them wholesome, which sadly most of the time, entails treating for heartworms.

“Amy keeps the dogs with foster parents (I am one), takes care of them until they are placed in a forever home, and continues by following up with adopters throughout the dog’s life. Lest you think she only cares for animals, she will not hesitate to help a person in need, once carrying a person in a diabetic coma out of the park. Had she not done so, that person otherwise would have very likely died since no one else was in the park and it was turning dark.”



Rudy Brittain

Rudy volunteers with Tyson’s Chance Animal Foundation and his dedication to the canines is nothing in need of superb. Rudy makes the 60 mile spherical journey 6 days per week to stroll and socialize 20+ canines. His kindness, love and persistence with the customarily long run and particular wants residents is an inspiration and makes him an integral a part of the success of Tyson’s program.

Rudy is so liked by the canines they know when he has arrived on the premises earlier than he ever enters the constructing, figuring out “Rudy in the house” means a automotive experience and a romp on the park. Rudy is an inspiration to everybody in our group and within the native rescue neighborhood!



Pam Fischer Horton

Pam has stepped up for animals in just about each area possible. She has volunteered at animal rescues, protested outdoors of pet shops promoting pet mill canines, and introduced a number of rescue canines into her own residence.

While she slowly rehabilitated Lil Olive, a badly abused Italian greyhound, she expanded her attain into the social media sphere, creating a Facebook web page and persona that might appeal to greater than 42,000 followers. Many of these followers — members of what Pam calls her “pack family” — have gotten their first style of animal-welfare activism through her work.

Pam’s ardour for animals and her want to finish pet mills conjures up me on a regular basis. She can also be extraordinarily humble concerning the distinction that she makes and cites her beloved pet mill survivors as her inspiration.



DeLinda McKinney

DeLinda is a tremendous individual. She works tirelessly to not solely elevate consciousness of the necessity to rescue animals, she offers her time to volunteer for shelters and animals in want.  She is a robust voice towards animal cruelty and is an advocate for humane coaching for all animals. The world is a greater place for animals as a result of DeLinda is right here to battle for them.



Congratulations to all of those worthy award winners!

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