Animal Nepal’s voluntary directors Pramada Shah and Lucia de Vries this month were selected to be the new honorary life members of Animal Aid Abroad. They are the only people outside Australia who have received this honour so far. According to founder Janet Thomas, Pramada and Lucia received the honour ‘for their devotion, compassion and unrelenting support and help to animals in Nepal’.
Animal Aid Abroad Inc. (AAA) was started in August 2007 in Perth, Australia. Founder Janet Thomas, while working and living in Alexandria, Egypt, witnessed on a daily basis the appalling and cruel treatment of the animals on the streets and in the local zoo. AAA supports projects around the world, including the equine work of Animal Nepal.
Pramada and Lucia feel humbled and honoured. “Please be assured that we will continue to work for the suffering animals in Nepal and will do everything in our capacity to make a real difference in their lives,” they write.