Award for Hampshire service’s animal man

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A HAMPSHIRE Fire and Rescue Service animal rescue specialist has received a prestigious global award for his work in the field.

Hampshire’s animal rescue manager Jim Green was presented with the Sheri Holmes Memorial Award for Large Animal Rescue Leadership and Excellence at a recent world conference in Adelaide, Australia.

Experts at the International Large Animal Rescue Conference recognised Jim’s work in dealing with incidents involving horses and cattle.

Jim said: ‘It was a real honour to be presented with this award and it is testament to the way the UK initiative is viewed by other international animal rescue experts.

‘Large animals in distress pose different challenges to regular human rescue work and in Hampshire, the need to be better prepared has led to us being instrumental in leading on best practice in the UK.

‘This award is recognition of all the hard work undertaken by our team in Hampshire.’

Jim addressed the conference on a number of topics.