Whitby Wildlife Sanctuary: Award for bird rescue worker
A former teacher-turned animal rescue worker is due to receive a wildlife award for her work to protect the herring gull.
Alex Farmer volunteered at a veterinary practice alongside her day job before starting the Whitby Wildlife Sanctuary.
The herring gull is the most common bird the sanctuary rescues, with vets often treating shot or poisoned birds.
Ms Farmer will receive her Animal Action Award from broadcaster Bill Oddie at the House of Lords on Tuesday.
The sanctuary cares for more than 300 animals and receives food donations from Whitby Fish Market and local shops.
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