The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Annual Humane Awards celebrates human and animal heroes who make a distinction and enhance animal welfare.
The 2022 Cat Advocate of the Year is F.O.R.W.A.R.D. (Feline and Offenders Rehabilitation with Affection, Reformation and Dedication), primarily based in Indianapolis, Indiana. F.O.R.W.A.R.D. pairs cats and kittens (some with behavioral or medical challenges) with incarcerated people who present day by day care, medical care and companionship.
The cats are housed in personalized dwelling areas on the Pendleton Correctional Facility. Many of the cats are later adopted into eternally houses, and the caretakers additionally be taught duty and pet care abilities.