Animal Welfare League NSW is lucky to have the support of so many talented, passionate and familiar faces working hard to promote our organisation. We appreciate having these outstanding people behind our cause; using their voices to speak for our shelter animals.

Dr Katrina Warren

Dr Katrina Warren

Veterinarian

Dr Katrina Warren is a qualified veterinarian, popular author, event MC, dog trainer and media personality. She’s the Today Show’s resident veterinarian and the host of several popular TV shows.

Katrina loves all animals, but her passion is Border Collies. Her first bestselling book Wonderdog starred the well known and much loved Toby the Border Collie.

Dr Lisa Chimes

Dr Lisa Chimes

Veterinarian

Dr Lisa Chimes’ love of animals and passion for television has led her to a role on TEN’s Bondi Vet, where she works as a veterinarian alongside a team of other experienced, highly motivated and deeply compassionate vets. Lisa treats and cares for a variety of cats and dogs, from Great Danes to Siamese cats and Chihuahuas at SASH – the Small Animal Specialist Hospital.

Lisa lives with her family and two dogs, Nelson and Lucas.

Shae-Lee Shackleford

Shae-Lee Shackleford

Presenter

Shae-Lee Shackleford is a presenter, producer and director in the world of film and television. She’s been involved with the Animal Welfare League NSW for the past few years, assisting with a range of media for the organisation as well as fostering kittens.

Shae-Lee debuted a series titled ‘Puurfect Match’, which featured shelter animals being matched with their forever homes. Shae-Lee also has a rescue cat of her own named Pepe!

Dr Katrina Warren is a qualified veterinarian, popular author, event MC, dog trainer and media personality. She’s the Today Show’s resident veterinarian and the host of several popular TV shows.

Katrina loves all animals, but her passion is Border Collies. Her first bestselling book Wonderdog starred the well known and much loved Toby the Border Collie.

Dr Lisa Chimes’ love of animals and passion for television has led her to a role on TEN’s Bondi Vet, where she works as a veterinarian alongside a team of other experienced, highly motivated and deeply compassionate vets. Lisa treats and cares for a variety of cats and dogs, from Great Danes to Siamese cats and Chihuahuas at SASH – the Small Animal Specialist Hospital.

Lisa lives with her family and two dogs, Nelson and Lucas.

Shae-Lee Shackleford is a presenter, producer and director in the world of film and television. She’s been involved with the Animal Welfare League NSW for the past few years, assisting with a range of media for the organisation as well as fostering kittens.

Shae-Lee debuted a series titled ‘Puurfect Match’, which featured shelter animals being matched with their forever homes. Shae-Lee also has a rescue cat of her own named Pepe!

Ace Bourke

Ace Bourke

Animal Champion

Ace Bourke was one of two young men who adopted a lion cub and went on to write the best-selling true story titled ‘ A Lion Called Christian’. Long before the escapade that made Ace famous on Youtube, he was a respected curator; questioning his family’s relationship with Indigenous Australians and championing the careers of many young artists.

Ace is a proud supporter of Animal Welfare League NSW and collaborated with us to hold our first fundraising art-exhibition.

Dr Joanne Righetti

Dr Joanne Righetti

Behaviourist

Dr Joanne Righetti is an animal behaviourist with a background in zoology, 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 with pet owners, government agencies and commercial animal companies and is a regular radio guest around Australia. She is also a proud Ambassador of Animal Welfare League Australia and an honorary associate of the School of Veterinary Sciences at the University of Sydney as well as being an adjunct lecturer at the University of New England.

Ace Bourke was one of two young men who adopted a lion cub and went on to write the best-selling true story titled ‘ A Lion Called Christian’. Long before the escapade that made Ace famous on Youtube, he was a respected curator; questioning his family’s relationship with Indigenous Australians and championing the careers of many young artists.

Ace is a proud supporter of Animal Welfare League NSW and collaborated with us to hold our first fundraising art-exhibition.

Dr Joanne Righetti is an animal behaviourist with a background in zoology, 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 with pet owners, government agencies and commercial animal companies and is a regular radio guest around Australia. She is also a proud Ambassador of Animal Welfare League Australia and an honorary associate of the School of Veterinary Sciences at the University of Sydney as well as being an adjunct lecturer at the University of New England.

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