Entries close
31 July 

Award Categories

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Outstanding Rescue Group

This is for Rescue Groups that have been operating for over 36 months. Entry by self-nomination. 

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Outstanding New Rescue Group

This is for new Rescue Groups who have been operating for 12 – 36 months. Entry by self-nomination.

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Outstanding Animal Shelter

This is for Animal Shelters that take in surrendered, abandoned, and stray animals, and made a positive impact. Entry by self-nomination.

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Outstanding Council Animal Shelter

This is for council-run animal shelters/pounds that have made a positive impact on the outcomes of healthy and treatable animals. Entry by self-nomination.

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Innovation in Companion Animal Welfare and Management

This category is open to organisations/individuals who do things differently to improve animal welfare outcomes. Entry by self-nomination.

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Community Education and/or Outreach program

This is for rescues and shelters that have implemented an education or outreach program that has made a positive impact.  Entry by self-nomination.

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Volunteer of the Year

This is for an outstanding team member who volunteers for a rescue group or animal shelter. Nomination a volunteer by a colleague/team leader/manager.

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Refuel Creative Digital Marketing

This is for Rescue Groups and Animal Shelters that use digital marketing in creative, and effective ways to make a positive impact. Entry by self-nomination.

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People’s Rescue Story

Share your story of pet adoption to WIN a prize pack worth $1400!

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Foster Carer Story

Share your story of foster care to WIN a prize pack worth $1400! 

  • Dr Anne Quain, 2020 Rescue Awards Judge, and her dog

Meet the Judges

A huge thank you to our ‘pawsome’ Judges who donate their time and expertise

  • Brittany Bloomer, 2020 Rescue Awards Judge, holding her dog

Share your story to WIN a prize pack worth $1400

Prizes

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