Entries Open - Pet Insurance Australia Companion Animal Rescue Awards 2021
The Companion Animal Rescue Awards is Australia’s first and only national awards program for hard-working rescues, shelters, foster carers, and passionate pet adopters. Pet Insurance Australia is proud to announce its involvement for the fourth consecutive year as the new Platinum Rescue Hero and Naming Partner.
“This is a hugely important national award program that gives recognition and applause to the hardworking volunteers and rescue organisations in Australia,” Nadia Crighton from Pet Insurance Australia says. “These awards highlight the incredible work so many are doing to find shelter pets their forever home.”
The Rescue Awards returns for its fourth year to celebrate and inspire rescue groups and animal shelters to continue their efforts in saving companion animals. The program is managed by Pets4Life, an independent education resource for cat and dog guardians and those thinking of getting a pet.
“The Rescue Awards is absolutely delighted to welcome Pet Insurance Australia as our new Naming Partner,” said Cathy Beer, pet adoption advocate and founder of the Rescue Awards and Pets4Life. “Pet Insurance Australia is one of our wonderful founding Supporters, right from the start in 2018. Pet insurance is critical to ensure pets receive top-quality veterinary treatment and care. This fine Australian family-owned business brings an international reputation for excellence and a caring approach to their customers seeking pet insurance.”
Particularly during Covid-19 lockdowns, many shelter organisations worked tirelessly to ensure pets continued to find foster and permanent homes.
“Certainly, during COVID lockdowns, many households welcomed new pets, and we did see adoption rates soar across Australia during this time,” Crighton says. “With so many shelter pets finding their homes during the pandemic, recognising these hardworking rescue organisations and volunteers is more important than ever before.”
Every year, approximately 190,000 pets remain unclaimed in Australia’s pounds and shelters, and thousands of volunteers support over 1,000 rescue groups and animal shelters across Australia. The Rescue Awards recognises the dedication of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to help rescue pets find homes.
“Our past winners and finalists say the recognition by the Rescue Awards gives their staff and volunteers the motivation to ‘keep calm and carry on’ re-homing surrendered and abandoned pets every day in a challenging environment,” said Cathy.
In 2021, the Pet Insurance Australia Companion Animal Rescue Awards is building on the success of 2020 when over 1,000 entries were received.
Returning as the Rescue Awards Ambassador is Lara Shannon, Certified Dog Trainer, Animal Welfare Advocate, and Host of Channel 10’s Pooches at Play.
OPEN FOR ENTRIES
Enter online from 9am on 3 May to close midnight on 31 July 2021 AEST.
To enter, visit www.rescueawards.com.au and follow the links.
Photo by Fabian Gieske