Awards & honors

From ANIMAL PEOPLE, December 1996:

Elizabeth Lewyt, who with her
late husband Alex founded the North
Shore Animal League in 1954 and still
works at the shelter nearly every day, in
October received the American Humane
Association’s Lifetime Achievement
Award. Also honored by AHA were
Darrin Buswell, veterinary technician at
Wayside Waifs Animal Shelter in Kansas
City, Missouri, who rescued many shelter
animals from a middle-of-the-night fire;
Friskies Pet Care public relations manager
Barbara Royer, for service to the
AHA ideals; KOTV-Oklahoma reporters
Michelle Lowry and Catherine Curtin,

for exposure of bear wrestling that led to
state legislation banning it; Houston
SPCA chief inspector David Garcia for
excellence in training cruelty investigators;
National Board Examination Committee
for Veterinary Medicine executive director
John R. Boyce, DVM, for facilitating
cooperation between veterinarians and the
humane community; and Bill Garrett,
executive director of the Atlanta Humane
Society, for legislative accomplishments.
ANIMAL PEOPLE photographer
Robert Harrison dominated the
recent New England Woodcarving &
Wildlife Exposition photography competition,
winning Best In Show, a first in
class, a second in class, two thirds in
class, and six honorable mentions for his
shots of pink flamingoes, plovers, a coot,
a robin, a bald eagle, a Canada goose, a
peacock, and a potbellied pig. Harrison
also picked up a special award from
Polytechnic University’s Farmingdale
C a m p u s on October 24, for his ongoing
series of nature photography exhibits at the
Polytechnic library.

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