fiona.png
spreads (14).gif

AWL’s Shelagh Ingram recognised for her dedication to animals during the bushfires

While the fires raged around and through Eurobodalla Shire last December/January, many people were forced to flee to the Moruya evacuation centre, with only their clothes, their pets and perhaps a few supplies. Holidaymakers trying to enjoy a festive break were also stranded with little warning.


During the chaos of people, pets and noise, a few calm people gently directed and assisted.

One such person was The AWL’s Shelagh Ingram.

As new animals came into the centre, she directed their owners to the safe areas set up and stocked for dogs, cats, horses and other pets.

Shelagh worked tirelessly for three days, walking around the various areas, checking that all the animals had water, food and bedding. She spent time with scared animals and sat with lonely animals who were waiting for their families to come back.

The obvious care and regard Shelagh showed for each animal gave the families confidence to go and get food, etc for themselves, knowing their beloved pets were safe and in good hands.


Sheila was recently awarded the NSW Premier’s Bushfire Emergency Citation, for her contribution and service to the NSW 2019-2020 Emergency Response.

It couldn’t go to a more deserving and caring person!


COMMENTS : Due to the risks associated with comments from unidentified contributors that expose The Beagle to possible legal actions under the NSW Defamation Act 2005 No 77 anonymous or Nom de Plume comments will not be available until an alternate system of author verification can be investigated and hopefully installed.

Those who provide their REAL NAME (first name AND Surname) and a verifiable email address (it won't be published) are invited to comment below. (yes it is a pain but please comply - it would be a  shame to see your comment deleted)

Those contributors KNOWN to us and verified may continue to use their First Name for ease. The primary need for all of this is due to traceability should a legal action arise.

If you need anonymity email us via our normal or encrypted email accounts


Please note that if you are looking for a previous comment that is no longer visible please contact us.