Jetpets Rescue Awards winners announced

16/09/2019

The Jetpets Rescue Awards is a national program that recognises and celebrates achievements in the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of pets in Australia.

The overall winner (Sally and her hero cat Sandy) exemplified a real-life rescue story because Sandy literally saved Sally’s son’s life.

There are more than 24 million pets in Australia today. Sadly, the cycle of pets in and out of rescue facilities is often relentless.

But, thanks to the fantastic work being done by rescue centres and re-homing facilities, attitudes are more positive towards pet adoption.

From over 1,000 entries, the winners were revealed recently at a special Rescue Awards Ceremony; with Bondi Vet Dr Alex Hynes, and her rescue dog Yoshi, announcing the winner of the Volunteer of the Year.

Congratulations to the winners!

Category 1: Outstanding Rescue Group – Maneki Neko Cat Rescue (VIC)

Category 2: Outstanding New Rescue Group – Dandy Cat Rescue (VIC)

Category 3: Outstanding Animal Shelter – Second Chance Animal Rescue (VIC)

Category 4: Outstanding Council Animal Shelter – Sutherland Shire Animal Shelter (NSW)

Category 5: Innovation in Rescue – AMRRIC’s One Health Program (NT)

Category 6: Community Education and Outreach Program – Camden Council’s PAWS: Pet Awareness and Safety Program (NSW)

Category 7: Volunteer of the Year – Sue Quartermain (RSPCA Victoria)

Category 8: Advocate® People’s Rescue Story – Sally Gaunt and her hero cat, Sandy adopted from RSPCA Burwood (VIC)

Category 8, the Advocate® People’s Rescue Story received hundreds of entries (double last year’s) from people who shared their stories about pet adoption and fostering.

The overall winner (Sally and her hero cat Sandy) exemplified a real-life rescue story because Sandy literally saved Sally’s son’s life.

“In our second year, it was very competitive with more than 1,000 entries across eight categories, which made it very difficult for the judges! Our amazing winners demonstrated excellence and innovation in their approach to improving the lives of pets in their communities.”

– Cathy Beer, Rescue Awards Founder and pet adoption advocate from Pets4Life

All pets deserve love and care, they deserve to have lives worth living. That's why World Animal Protection supports these important awards.

 

Header Image Credit: Jo Lyons Photography