Volunteer honoured for dedication to cats

Stacy Worobetz of Whisker Rescue is receiving a Heroic Heart Pet Service Award from Global Pet Foods for her dedication to cats in Red Deer.

Stacy Worobetz of Whisker Rescue is receiving a Heroic Heart Pet Service Award from Global Pet Foods for her dedication to cats in Red Deer.

Worobetz was one of four volunteers selected from over 1,000 nominations to receive the annual award this year for their outstanding care and compassion.

Other 2013 award recipients come from New Brunswick, Ontario and Quebec.

Worobetz is the founding executive director of Whisker Rescue. Since its inception in 2008, Whisker Rescue has placed 800 cats into homes.

Whisker Rescue is a non-profit organization striving to provide basic needs such as food, shelter, medical attention and adoption opportunities to stray, homeless and surrendered cats.

Worobetz will be presented with her award on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Global Pet Foods Red Deer, unit 43, 6320 50th Ave.

She will also receive 12 large bags of Hill’s Ideal Balance pet food and a cheque for $1,000 to help cover the cost of veterinary bills.