Animal Welfare League NSW is lucky to have the support of some talented, passionate and familiar faces, helping to promote our homeless pets and the organisation.
We’re very proud to have these outstanding people supporting our cause and being a voice for our shelter pets.
Dr. Katrina Warren - Veterinarian
Dr Katrina Warren is a qualified veterinarian, author, event MC and dog trainer who has appeared across all media platforms. She is the resident veterinarian on the Today Show and has hosted a number of popular TV shows.
Katrina loves all animals but has a huge passion for Border Collies. Her first bestselling book Wonderdog starred Toby the border collie who was known and loved Australia-wide.
David Graham - Dog Trainer
David Graham, also known as Farmer Dave, has an extensive knowledge as an Outback Bushman living and working with dogs for his entire life on Stations in Australia's heartland, as well as a career in Search and Rescue Dog Training and Behaviour Modification of Pet Dogs. Dave is a regular on the seminar curcuit, hosting shows across Australia including the Royal Melbourne Show, The Dog Lovers Show, Midsumma Festival, PetExpo Gold Coast, and also is a former Education officer for the Association of Pet Dog Trainers Representative on the Australian Companion Animals Council. It is Dave's dream to give every city dog the opportunity to enjoy their natural instincts in a fun and positive manner at the Australian Canine Sports & Training Centre
Dr Robert Zammit - Veterinarian
Robert has turned Vineyard Veterinary Hospital into one of the most well-known and admired practices of the area. Rob has dedicated his life to not only caring for animals but also teaching others to enjoy that similar passion. Known for his media work in such programs as A Country Practice, Burkes Backyard and 2GB, Dr Zammit’s first love is veterinary science with a special interest in small animal reproduction work.
He lives on the premises of Vineyard Veterinary Hospital with his family, including the numerous pets roaming around.
Shae-Lee Shackleford – Presenter
Shae-Lee Shackleford is a presenter and Producer and Director in the film and TV industry. She has been involved with the Animal Welfare League for the past two years assisting with a range videos and media for the organisation as well fostering kittens!
Shae-Lee loves helping animals by using the video mediums available to her - she recently started the first ever series of 'Puurfect Match' which features individual shelter animals that are long overdue in being matched with their forever homes. Shae-Lee also has her own very spoilt rescue cat Pepe.
Ace Bourke – Animal Champion
Ace Bourke is one of the two young men who adopted a lion cub and wrote "A Lion Called Christian". But long before that escapade made him famous on Youtube, he had become the respected curator, questioning his family's relationship with Indigenous Australians and fostering the careers of many young artists.
Ace is a proud supporter of Animal Welfare League NSW and recently collaborated with us to hold our first fundraising art-exhibition.
Brittany Bloomer has been involved with the welfare of animals since her early teenage years, as the NSW Ambassador for Australian Teens Against Animal Cruelty (ATAAC). Brittany uses her role as a TV Presenter to reach out to her online community and educate them about the importance of adopting instead of 'shopping' for pets.
Brittany is the founder of ‘Pound Paws’ which is an interactive website that allows users to log in and upload animals available for adoption. She hopes to reduce the number of healthy, treatable animals that get put into pounds per year as well as encourage all pounds to implement a no-kill policy.
Dr Joanne Righetti - Behaviourist
Dr Joanne Righetti is an animal behaviourist whose background is in zoology, with a PhD in animal behaviour and a counselling diploma – qualifications which enable her to work with all sorts of animals – including the human variety!
Joanne consults to pet owners, government, commercial pet companies and is a regular radio guest around Australia. She is proud to be an Ambassador of Animal Welfare League Australia and is also an honorary associate of the School of Veterinary Sciences, University of Sydney and an adjunct lecturer at the University of New England.
Dr. Lisa Chimes - Veterinarian
Dr. Lisa Chimes combines her love of animals and her passion for television with her role as one of the vets on TEN’s Bondi Vet. Working with a team of highly experienced, motivated and compassionate vets, Lisa treats and cares for a wide variety of cats and dogs, from Great Danes to Siamese cats to Chihuahuas at SASH – the Small Animal Specialist Hospital.
Lisa lives with her family and dogs, Nelson and Lucas.