Recognition and Awards
Heather Burch, the founder of Brigid's Crossing, received the Walter Turken Award 2010 in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the lives and well-being of animals. The Turken Award is the highest distinction of service to pets awarded by the Humane Society Naples. Walter Turken, who died in 1999 was known in Collier County for his contributions to the Humane Society Naples to support training for stray animals. The Walter Turken Award is given annually in honor of citizens or groups who provide outstanding service on behalf of animals.