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JetPets Companion Animal Rescue Awards 2019
Pet Insurance Australia is once again, proud to be supporting the JetPets Companion Animal Rescue Awards for 2019, as a Gold Sponsor.
“This is such an incredibly important event,” Nadia Crighton from Pet Insurance Australia says. “To have the opportunity to recognise those rescue groups and animal shelters who work tirelessly to save countless companion animals.”
The successful awards in 2018 are set to be a repeat in 2019. Last year the awards attracted 517 heart-warming entries from around Australia.
“Entries open this Wednesday at midday and we encourage all Australian’s to get behind this wonderful event,” Crighton says.
“Every year, 186,000 pets remain unclaimed in Australia’s pounds and shelters, and thousands of volunteers support over 900 rescue and animal shelters across Australia,” said Cathy Beer, Rescue Awards founder and rescue advocate from Pets4Life, an independent education resource for cat and dog guardians and those thinking of getting a pet.
With so many pets needing their forever home, Pet Insurance Australia urges all pet owners to consider adopting a pet, and to also to ensure they lifestyle match their intended breed with their environment.
“Many animals end up in shelter situations due to the owners not fully understanding the particular breeds requirements,” Crighton says. “This is why PIA has recently developed breed match lists to help the public make an educated choice when choosing a breed in hope of reducing the number of pets ending up in a rehoming situation.”
PIA recommend that all possible pet owners think carefully before choosing to become a pet parent.
“It is a 16-20 year commitment and needs to be carefully considered,” Crighton says. “When choosing a new family member many factors needs to be taken into account to ensure that your furry friend will always fit in your home and environment.”
JetPets Companion Animal Rescue Awards 2019 – Categories
- Outstanding Rescue Group
- Outstanding New Rescue Group (new in 2019)
- Outstanding Animal Shelter
- Outstanding Council Animal Shelter
- Innovation in Rescue
- Community Education and Outreach Program
- Volunteer of the Year
- Advocate® People’s Rescue Story
Category 4 Innovation in Rescue is now open to individuals/ organisations including veterinarians, who are doing things differently to help improve welfare outcomes for companion animals who need a home.
Category 8 ‘Advocate® People’s Rescue Story’ is for Aussie pet guardians who have adopted or fostered a pet.
“It’s clear, pet adoption changes lives for the better. This year we’re looking for 1,000 Advocate® People’s Rescue stories about how an adopted or foster pet has transformed and changed their human’s life,” Cathy says.
‘The @rescueawards is open for entries! Share your pet adoption story and enter the Advocate® People’s Rescue Story Award to win fabulous prizes. ENTER NOW via http://bit.ly/RescueStoryEntry’