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Recent awards include many awards as appreciation towards the outstanding contribution in the field of Animal Welfare. Recently honored with Rotary Club Visakha Central and Karuna International Chennai award for promoting and understanding compassion for all living beings.

In the fall of 2016, won the 2016 MSD awards in the Community Rabies Prevention category. The World Rabies Day MSD Awards recognizes outstanding individuals and organizations in the field of community rabies prevention. The judging panel included individuals from the CDC, FAO, OIE, WHO, MSD and GARC, and MSD employees who voted on the shortlist.

Our Cattle Respect Programme India (CRPI) team was awarded with Julia Award for courage, for their extraordinary performance on the field in order to protect the cattle from illegal slaughtering and transportation.

2015 - 18th Bhagwan Mahaveer Foundation Awards

2013 - Karuna International Chennai, Acharya Hasti Karuna Institution Award

2013 - Rotary Club Visakhapatnam Central, Certificate of Appreciation

Pradeep nath accepting the 5th annual Karmaveer award

2010 - Pradeep Kumar Nath receiving the Karmaveer Puraskar Award, November 26th, 2010.

Bhagwan Das receiving award

2009 - Award to VSPCA from Sri Jain Seva Sangh, being accepted by our Advisor and Advocate Bhagwan Das. Presenting award is Mr.Navin Mittal, Hyderabad, District Collector.

VSPCA awards

2007 - (awarded in 2004) Winsome Constance Kindness Trust Gold Medal to Pradeep Kumar Nath for humanitarian service. (Read about other recipients.)

Pradeep nath with the Winsome Kindness Trust Award

Pradeep Nath with the Winsome Constance Kindness Trust Gold Medal

Pradeep receives award.

Pradeep Nath receiving the $1,000 Lewyt Award on behalf of all at VSPCA who helped the tsunami animals . The award was presented by Kim Bartlett of Animal People News on behalf of North Shore Animal League.

2006 - Round table conference award for women activists for Sarada Buddhiraju.

2005 - Elisabeth Lewyt award for all at VSPCA on behalf of their tsunami work.

2003 Merit Certificate for social service from the District Collector of Andhra Pradesh for Swathi Buddhiraju.

2002 - Turtle Excluder Workshop by Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife to VSPCA.

2001 - David Shepard Wildlife Award for Pradeep Kumar Nath.

"Pradeep Kumar Nath has displayed great tenacity and fearlessness in his fight for animal life on the eastern coasts of Andhra Pradesh. He has fought courageously for the past five years to protect Olive Ridley turtles and their nests by preventing poaching and conserving their habitat on the Andhra Pradesh coast. He has taken his fight even to the government, against the use of turtle nesting beaches for construction purposes. He has also contributed to animal welfare in and around Vishakhapatnam through his campaign to stop animal sacrifices and illegal slaughter."

2000 - Andhra Pradesh animal welfare award for recognition of services of Pradeep Kumar Nath.

2000 - Certificate for declaration of being declared a model goshala (cow sanctuary) by the Animal Welfare Board of India.

1999 - Merit Certificate for social service from the District Collector of Andhra Pradesh for Pradeep Kumar Nath.