Awards and Recognition

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In our five year history we have been lucky enough to have been recognised 3 years in a row by the Pet Insurance Australia Companion Animal Rescue Awards!

The Rescue Awards is Australia’s first and only national awards program that shines the light on rescue groups, animal shelters, councils and companion animal welfare organisations who continue to save thousands of animal lives during these challenging times of high surrender of ‘pandemic pets’. 

The Rescue Awards is a for-purpose program managed by Pets4Life, an independent education resource for cat and dog guardians and provider of force free dog training services.
“The Finalists have demonstrated their tireless effort to not only rehome pets but also work with their community to keep people and their pets together,” said Cathy Beer, Rescue Awards founder and rescue advocate from Pets4Life. 

In its fifth year, the Rescue Awards attracted many and diverse entries from around the country across 10 categories. 

We have been finalists and winners over the years, and so have a few of our exceptional volunteers.

2020 Finalist Outstanding Animal Shelter
2020 Finalist Drontal Foster Carer Story - Alison and Neville

2021 Winner Outstanding Animal Shelter
2021 Finalist Volunteer of the Year - Alison Dower
2021 Finalist Foster Carer Story - Alison and Mack Daddy
2021 Finalist Refuel Creative Digital Marketing

2022 Finalist Volunteer of the Year - Kyla Grimmond and Tara Doherty (two of our awesome vollies!)
2022 Finalist Refuel Creative Digital Marketing

The 2022 winners will be revealed at a virtual Rescue Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, 26th of October at 4pm AEDT.  Watch this special event via Facebook @RescueAwards