The Pegasus Wings Award recognizes outstanding individuals and programs that have made a significant difference for Marine Animal Rescue and Protection, Wildlife and Habitat Protection, and Animal Welfare.
Started in 2015, we have honored many individuals who have had a major impact on animals and their environment. You can view a list of our past honorees:
2022 Pegasus Wings Awards
This year's awards reception will take place on December 8th in Stuart Florida.
6:00 to 9:00PM
Geoffrey C. Smith Gallery
4545 SE Dixie Highway
Stuart, Florida 34997
6-7 PM Cocktails & Hors d'oeuvres
7 PM Awards Reception
Dave Aronberg was elected State Attorney for the 15th Judicial Circuit in November 2012 and re-elected without opposition in 2016 and 2020. He is a former Assistant Attorney General, White House Fellow and Florida Senator. He was elected to the Florida Senate in 2002 as its youngest member and served for eight years.
Aronberg received the Pegasus Wings Award in 2016 for establishing a legal precedent by personally trying and winning an important animal cruelty case in Palm Beach County in which the defendant was found guilty of letting his 2 year old pit bull, Bella, nearly starve to death.
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All Creatures Animal Hospital, Stuart Florida
Dr. Mary Rose Bressman a Stuart, Florida native received her undergraduate degree in Animal Science and her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida. After Graduating in 2000 she married fellow classmate Dr. Richard Bressman and they opened their private practice All Creatures Animal Hospital in Stuart Fl. She became a certified veterinary rehabilitation therapist in 2007, and added rehab to their practice at All Creatures. Dr. Bressman actively works with a local a local no kill rescue group, Nalas New Life Rescue and is proud to have played a major role in helping thousands of homeless pets over the past 15 years have comfortable, happy lives in new homes.
18th Congressional District of Florida
Congressman Brian Mast is in his third term representing the 18th Congressional District of Florida. Prior to his election to Congress, Brian followed in his father’s footsteps by serving in the U.S. Army for more than 12 years, earning medals including The Bronze Star Medal, The Army Commendation Medal for Valor, The Purple Heart Medal, and The Defense Meritorious Service Medal. Congressman Mast continues to seek legislation to expedite crucial construction projects in the Everglades Restoration Act. The construction of water reservoirs south of Lake Okeechobee will restore the natural flow of the lake to the Everglades and protect water quality along the Caloosahatchee and St Lucie Rivers on the Florida coasts.
Founder and Executive Director of Project Coyote
Camilla Fox is the founder and executive director of Project Coyote which promotes coexistence between people and wildlife through education, science, and advocacy. With 25+ years of experience working on behalf of wildlife and wildlands and a Masters degree in wildlife ecology, policy, and conservation, Camilla’s work has been featured in several films, books and national media outlets. A frequent speaker on these issues, Camilla is co-author of two books — Coyotes in Our Midst and Cull of the Wild and is co-producer of the award-winning documentary Cull of the Wild ~ The Truth Behind Trapping. She produced and directed a second award-winning documentary film-- KILLING GAMES ~ Wildlife in the Crosshairs, released in 2017.
Author, Filmmaker , Founder of Safeguard The Seas
William McKeever is an author and documentary filmmaker. His book, Emperors of the Deep, is in bookstores and focuses on raising awareness to the plight of sharks and educating the reader on recent scientific discoveries about the importance of them to the marine ecosystem. The book also makes a call for regulatory action to save them. He also is the producer/writer/director of a shark documentary film of the same name. The film exposes the threats that sharks face around the world and explains why society needs to change how it views these animals. Through interviews with scientists around the world and exciting shark video footage, the viewer sees sharks in a new light.
Founder of the Pettus Crowe Foundation
The founder of the Pettus Crowe Foundation, Dr. Irene Crowe, seeks out hidden gems of projects all over the world that can, with directed support make a significant difference in the protection of animals. A woman of enormous commitment, love and compassion, she studied at Oxford, was (and is) a peace advocate, devoted enormous energy to dealing with the human tragedy of HIV and toward promoting biomedical ethics. The animal protection community is blessed that with her last decision on her life’s direction, she recognized and decided to pursue her inner passion—the love of animals and wild places—and devote her foundation to making the world better for animals. This has led her to Baja (Gray Whales), Kenya (Giraffes, Rhinos and Elephants), Antigua and Bonaire (Donkeys), and Delaware’s Inland Bay (brackish water) terrapins, among other places and animals. And all of this Irene and her foundation accomplish while avoiding public recognition, by selecting important but unheralded projects, and quietly providing critical support when needed.