IFAW award

Ann, who is the founder of and driving force behind Katz Castle Animal Shelter, has been honoured with a prestigious award for her outstanding work from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org), for more than 50 years of dedication to rescuing and rehoming cats. 

The IFAW’s annual Animal Action Awards ceremony was hosted at the House of Lords by Baroness Gale on Tuesday this week and the awards were presented by naturalist and broadcaster Bill Oddie. Ann has unfortunately been very unwell, so her daughter, Rosie, collected the award on Ann’s behalf.


Read about the award in the Daily Express and the Elmbridge Guardian.

A really big thank you to everyone who took the time and voted for Ann who is extremely deserving of the award after all her years of rescuing animals and running Katz Castle. 

This acknowledgement of her work has been a big boost to Ann, and to all the volunteers at the shelter too. We also hope the publicity will mean that we can find new forever homes for even more of the lovely cats we have who are waiting to be adopted.

Photo: © IFAW/Peter Stevens