Gold medal for ex-RSPCA chief
Posthumous award for exceptional work
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