ASWA has a growing level of interest internationally. 

Please contact your local representative. 


AUSTRALIA - Olga Parkes

Olga Parkes - ASWA Australia Ambassador

Olga lives in Newcastle, Australia, and is Hon. Secretary of a local charity which raises money to financially assist pensioners and unemployed people to spay-neuter their pets.

Olga attends Christ Church Cathedral in Newcastle, and helps to organise the annual Thanksgiving for Creation and Blessing of the Animals service. The Diocese of Newcastle has a page on its website devoted to Animal Welfare, which Olga maintains.  See our webpage Click here

Olga feels honoured to be the ASWA representative in Australia.

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SOUTH AFRICA - Anne Hemmings


Anne, seen here in white top, has been actively involved in animal welfare for over 20 years, and supports many South African and overseas animal charities. She tries to publicise their work wherever possible, so that the public can support their efforts to make this world a better place for all of us.  Anne and her husband are actively involved in the daily feeding and monitoring of feral cats in parts of her home city.


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Tanya is a life-long lay leader in the Episcopal Church.  She lives in rural middle Tennessee with her husband, horses, dogs, donkey, and cat.  She is passionate about supporting local animal rescues, educating on proper care and treatment of animals, and raising awareness of the need to stop factory farming.  Tanya also works as an IT professional at a behavioral health company.


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