Advocacy Award: Representative
Ray Begaye, Shiprock, for sponsorship of legislation
protecting New Mexico’s reptiles and amphibians.
Animal Award: Dusty (Albuquerque), Guinness (Los Alamos),
Ronin (Chandler, AZ), and Sage (Carlsbad) - canine members,
New Mexico Task Force One’s Urban Search and Rescue team,
for service to their country in the wake of the terrorist attack
on the Pentagon.
Board of Directors’ Award: Florence Barclay,
Albuquerque, for founding APNM’s endowment.
Direct Animal Services Award: Northern New Mexico Animal
Protection Society (Española Animal Shelter),
for alleviating the companion animal over-population problem,
animal abuse and neglect in northern New Mexico.
Executive Director’s Award: District Attorney Randall
Harris, Clovis, for leadership in campaigns to ban horse
tripping, make animal cruelty a felony offense, and outlawing
animal fighting statewide.
Humane Education Award: Ali MacGraw, Tesuque,
for articulating animal issues and supporting efforts to end abuse.
Media Award: KOAT-TV Target Seven (Albuquerque) investigative
team, including: Larry Barker, Dave Ruff, and
Charles Wolmann, for its two-part undercover report on
cockfighting in New Mexico.
Youth Award: Highland Elementary School, Las
Cruces, for fundraising to provide veterinary care for Sam, a
wounded German shepherd dog.