2002 Milagro Award Recipients
Animal Humane Association
Pamela Everson, The Wildlife Center
Tamara Ward, Youth Diagnostic and Devleopment Center
Charles Madrid, Assurance Home
Ron Malone, Assurance Home
Nancy Marano, Petroglyphs
Suzanne Roy, In Defense of Animals
Pearl Olivieri (accepting for Mark and Marianne Newton)
front: Hank (Labrador) and John Hayes
APNM ANNOUNCES 2002 MILAGRO AWARD
After choosing from an unprecedented number of
nominations from throughout New Mexico, Animal Protection of New Mexico
(APNM) selected the winners of its 2002 Milagro Awards.
Milagro Awards recognize individual
and collaborative humanitarian acts on behalf of animals. In what was
an unusual circumstance, APNM created and presented a ninth Milagro
Award, in recognition of an extraordinary accomplishment in New Mexico
which is precedent-setting and has national impact, called the Spirit
of the Mission Award. The 2002 Milagro Award recipients are:
Advocacy Award: (promoting the compassionate
treatment of animals): Susan Weiss, Corrales, for extraordinary
efforts to promote humans co-existence with coyotes. Contact:
Susan Weiss: 505-898-6891.
Animal Award: (exceptional
animal courage and/or intelligence): Hank, a 7-year old Labrador
mix, formerly of Taos, for saving the life of his human companion,
John Hayes. Contact: John Hayes, 970-407-9099.
Board of Directors Award:
(lifelong commitment to animal rights): the late Marianne and Mark
Newton, Rio Rancho, for a concern for animals that surpassed their
lives. Contact: Pearl Olivieri (Mark Newtons sister), 505-892-7477
Direct Animal Services Award: (efforts
that directly improve the lives of animals): The Wildlife Center,
Española, for helping to preserve the diversity of life
through education programs and wildlife care, rehabilitation and release.
Contact: Board President, Gary Ehlert, 505-982-1774.
Executive Directors Award:
(outstanding support of APNMs mission and program):Delores
Stroud, Albuquerque, for integrating the message of compassion
for animals into advocacy work involving victims of family violence.
Contact: Delores Stroud, 505-271-0329, x232
Humane Education Award: (innovative civic
education efforts that foster humane ethics): Animal Humane Association
of New Mexico, Inc. (AHA), and Youth Diagnostic and Development Center
(YDDC) Project Second Chance, Albuquerque, for collaboration
and innovation demonstrated through "Project Second Chance",
helping both animals and youth at risk. Contacts: Tracy Ploor (AHA),
505-991-4263 and Tamara Ward (YDDC), 505-841-2400.
Media Award: (spotlighting animal issues
with courage, creativity, integrity): Petroglyphs magazine, Santa
Fe, for excellence in the magazines educational content
and geographic distribution. Contact: Nancy Marano, 505-989-5789.
Youth Award: (youth activism,
ethics, bravery): the young people of Assurance Home, Roswell,
for implementation of the "Mustang Project" in which young
people, under the close supervision of adults, rescue and then train
wild mustangs for therapeutic and/or handicapped riding programs. Contact:
Ron Malone, Executive Director, 505-624-1780
Spirit of the Mission Award: (bringing about precedent-setting
change with a national impact that advances the animal rights movement):
In Defense of Animals (IDA), for spearheading an eight-year campaign
to close The Coulston Foundation, the countrys most notorious
primate vivisection laboratory, located in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Contact:
Eric Kleiman, IDA Research Director, 717-939-3231.