From ANIMAL PEOPLE, March 2011:
Major General (Retired) Rammehar Kharb, chairing the Animal Welfare Board of India since 2006, was honored with a lifetime achievement award in January 2011 by the Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organizations. Kharb was saluted for advocacy on behalf of street dogs, pushing municipalities to share the cost of Animal Birth Control programs, standardizing ABC surgical and dogcatching procedures, expelling corrupt organizations from the AWBI, initiating the national Rabies Free India program, and lobbying for the first major update of the Indian national humane law since 1960, recently introduced in the Indian Parliament.
Patricia N. Olsen, DVM, who was director of veterinary affairs for the American Humane Association from 1995 to 1998, was on February 22, 2011 named chief veterinary advisor to the AHA. A cofounder of the National Council on Pet Population & Policy, Olsen headed the Morris Animal Foundation from 2004 to 2010.
The Los Angeles City Association of Black Personnel in February 2011 honored 5-year animal control officer Shatana Bacon with one of six Trailblazers Awards presented for contributions to the advancement of African Americans in city government.
Middleweight and light heavyweight boxing champion Bernard Hopkins and fellow boxers Ivan Robinson and Mike Jones posed in January 2011 for a New Jersey Aid for Animals billboard promoting pit bull terrier sterilization. About 80% of the dogs entering animal shelters in the communities where the billboard is posted are pit bulls.
The Asheville Humane Society, serving Buncombe County, North Carolina, on February 17, 2011 promoted Katherine McGowan Shenar to become president and chief executive officer, after serving as interim president since May 2010. She previously helped to found the Ocean State Animal Coalition in Rhode Island and the North Carolina Animal Federation, and was an animal sheltering issues consultant for the Humane Society of the U.S., for whom she wrote the book Coalition Building for Animal Care Organizations.
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