They have been on the frontlines of animal welfare advocacy for years and their continued dedication has finally been recognised.
South Waikato SPCA shelter manager Lorna Hutchinson and SPCA Variety Store manager Colleen Fergusson were awarded Queen’s Dia- mond Jubilee commemorative medals.
South Waikato SPCA chairwoman Sandra HarringtonFrost and Mrs Hutchinson nominated Mrs Fergusson.
‘‘She has put in the hard yards too,’’ Mrs Hutchinson said.
‘‘She has run garage sales, she runs the shop. All the years she has done that.’’
Nominations were made in July, but Mrs Hutchinson was unaware that someone had also nominated her.
‘‘ I didn’t know anything about it until I got a letter in the mail,’’ she said.
‘‘ I don’t know who nominated me.’’
ADVOCATES: South Waikato SPCA shelter manager Lorna Hutchinson and SPCA Variety Store manager Colleen Fergusson were awarded Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Commemorative medals recently for their dedication to the cause. Colleen’s dog Bo, who is blind, is also sharing the limelight with the pair.