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Whitney Knowlton’s St. Francis Farm to Receive Pet Hero Award

Last Chance Animal Rescue founder Whitney Knowlton‘s St. Francis Farm will be recognized Friday at the 4th annual Pet Hero Awards in New York City.

St. Francis Farm will receive the Outstanding Sanctuary Award from the Pet Philantrophy Circle. Knowlton, of Southampton, established the animal sanctuary in 2013 in Carlisle, South Carolina, to complement the work of Last Chance Animal Rescue.

Last Chance is a Southampton-based nonprofit that saves animals from kill shelters. Last Chance underwrites the cost of relocating the animals to no-kill shelters, to foster homes and to permanent homes.

Also being honored Friday, Candy Udell, the founder of the Rescue Paw Foundation and president of London Jewelers, will receive the 2015 Animal Advocate Award.

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