Gold medal for ex-RSPCA chief

Post­hu­mous award for ex­cep­tional work

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

THE late chair­man of the RSPCA Mid­dle­sex north west branch has been posthu­mously, awarded the RSPCA Queen Victoria Gold Medal, in recog­ni­tion of ex­cep­tional work and long ser­vice.

Adrian Dunno had been a mem­ber of the So­ci­ety and the Mid­dle­sex north west branch since 1993. In 1995 he was elected as the branch sec­re­tary and over the next 20 years he served as branch trea­surer, sec­re­tary and lat­terly chair­man. He was also elected as a mem­ber of the RSPCA Coun­cil in June 2011.

Mr Dunno worked hard to en­sure that all an­i­mals were treated fairly and re­ceived the help and care from the RSPCA that was needed to en­sure they went on to live a happy and ful­filled life. Adrian stood up to right and wrongs and con­fronted in­jus­tice and he was pas­sion­ate about an­i­mal wel­fare.

Adrian spent many hours a week at Southridge An­i­mal Cen­tre talk­ing to and serv­ing the pub­lic, the staff, the vol­un­teers and the in­spec­tors.

He was a vol­un­teer at the cen­tre him­self and started dog walk­ing at Southridge as one of his leisure ac­tiv­i­ties.

Adrian shared his home with nu­mer­ous res­cue cats who had no chance of being of­fered homes due to their age and range of med­i­cal problems.

Adrian passed away on Novem­ber 3 2015.

n RECOG­NI­TION: (From left) RSPCA shop man­ager Laura Grif­fiths, RSPCA CEO Jeremy Cooper, Southridge An­i­mal Cen­tre man­ager Anna White and branch re­tail man­ager Perry Deschamps pick up the award

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