Every two years the NZCAC presents its Assisi Awards in "recognition of outstanding service to animals" to individuals who have contributed to the welfare of animals, whether in New Zealand or internationally.
The award, named in honour of the Patron Saint of Animals, St Francis of Assisi, is an acknowledgement by the NZCAC of the achievements of those whose goals echo the principles of excellence in animal welfare.
The NZCAC welcomes nominations from all sectors of the community working in animal welfare. Nominations will be considered by the Awards Committee for submission to the NZCAC Board and are not limited in any way (other than such awards cannot be granted to existing NZCAC Board Members). The Awards Committee makes the final decision as to each year's recipients and details of winners are kept confidential until announced at the annual award ceremony.
Nominations for 2019/2020 will be open soon.
The recipient(s) will be announced at the NZCAC Companion Animal Conference dinner in September 2020.