A DEDICATED founder of an animal care centre has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award.
Kim Taylor, 57, set up Animal Care Egypt (ACE) and has been nominated for the Charity Professional Award at this year’s Ceva Animal Welfare Awards.
The awards celebrate the work of volunteers, charity workers, veterinary professionals and young people who have all demonstrated dedication to the welfare of animals.
Animal Care Egypt (ACE) was founded in 2000, starting life as a small centre for working horses and donkey owners to take their animals for a break or wash to remove dirt which can cause sores.
Thirteen years later, ACE has flourished into a large animal hospital helping more than 26,000 animals each year and providing free education on animal welfare issues to more than 800 children every month.
Ginette Bryant from Ceva Animal Health said: “The category Charity Professional of the Year Award is more competitive than ever this year, there were just so many fantastic candidates who dedicate their lives to animal welfare. We’re really excited about the awards but the judges have an extremely tough job on their hands.”
Kim was recently featured in the Observer after speaking out about the increase of neglected horses resulting from a decline in Egypt’s tourism industry.
Kim said: “We’re up against many immense challenges; every day you see abuse of animals in the street in Egypt which breaks your heart and you can’t always do anything about it. There’s a very long road ahead in terms of educating the next generation about animal welfare, but we are making headway and it is in the right direction.”