Promoting Animal Welfare
Through capacity building, training, continuous consultation and monitoring. Global Animal Welfare aims to increase potential for successful release and to ensure optimum care for animals remaining in captivity.
What we do
ANIMAL WELFARE EXPERTISE
A small team of highly experienced animal welfare professionals will build capacity within facilities that house rescued animals.
PROMOTING ANIMAL CARE
We take a holistic approach to promoting good welfare for animals.
We empower staff development through training and engagement.
CONSULTING & MONITORING
Facilitative and consultative approach to build technical long-term capacity in rescue centres and sanctuaries.
Who we are
Global Animal Welfare was founded in 2019 by Nicola (Nic) Field (right) and Annemarie Weegenaar (Left).
Nic and Annemarie worked together for 10 years at Animals Asia’s bear rescue centres in China and Vietnam. Having visited many rescue centres and sanctuaries in Asia and around the world, it was clear that many facilities have the best intentions but that many face immense challenges which have led to animal welfare being compromised.
Through delivering and facilitating animal welfare expertise, Global Animal Welfare will promote animal care through capacity building, training, continuous consultation and monitoring.
Global Animal Welfare aims to maximise opportunity for successful releases and to ensure appropriate long-term care for those animals who remain in captivity.
They have genuine compassion and empathy towards all animals and will work tirelessly to help animals in need or to ensure a better future for animals in captive environments through education, training and demonstration.
I have known both Annemarie and Nic professionally for almost 20 years during my time working as an animal management and training consultant in the Asia Pacific region.
Annemarie and Nic have joined forces to form Global Animal Welfare…and what a team they make! Annemarie and Nic are dedicated, talented and skilled individuals who both have an extremely high level of personal and professional integrity. They have genuine compassion and empathy towards all animals and will work tirelessly to help animals in need or to ensure a better future for animals in captive environments through education, training and demonstration. I work internationally to assist with animal rescue missions in remote and challenging regions around the globe to improve the health, welfare and wellbeing of these animals. Annemarie and Nic are the first two people I call upon to help me when I need specialised animal expertise because I know I am guaranteed of the best possible outcome for the animals.
I would recommend Global Animal Welfare for any animal welfare mission, staff training and development, animal facility review or animal training and enrichment program.
Animal Training & Management Consultant
Global Animal Welfare's vision is to facilitate optimum care in wildlife sanctuaries and rescue centres, promoting good welfare and encouraging suitable release.
Global Animal Welfare’s mission is to build capacity at wildlife rescue facilities and sanctuaries, facilitating advice and training to increase potential for successful release and ensuring animals remaining in captivity receive optimum care.
We believe in approaching every individual – animal and human with compassion and empathy to promote the best opportunities and outcomes.
We are committed to animal welfare supported by the most up to date research.
We operate with sincerity to deliver a service that highlights our moral and ethical principles
We empower rescue facilities to deliver optimum care for captive wildlife and increase and maximise opportunity for release.
We foster positive partnerships and collaboration with a range of experts to ensure enduring change and animal welfare.
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