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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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Australian Pet Welfare Foundation Award for Councils

This Award is for all local governments (councils) that have implemented a change which has made a positive impact on the outcomes for companion animals in their community. Entry by self-nomination.

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Innovation in Companion Animal Welfare and Management

This category is open to rescue groups, animal shelters, council-run animal shelters, and animal management departments that do things differently to improve animal welfare outcomes. Entry by self-nomination.

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Working with the Community to keep People and their Pets Together

This is for organisations/individuals including rescues, shelters, councils, vet clinics, and others who have implemented an initiative in the community to help keep people and their pets together. 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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Ivory Coat People’s Rescue Story

Share your story of pet adoption to WIN a fabulous prize pack!

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Ivory Coat Foster Carer Story

Share your story of foster care to WIN a fabulous prize pack!

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

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
    Brittany Bloomer

Check out the 2022 pet adoption story entries!

Prizes

See all the prizes for each category listed here

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Pet Insurance Australia Rescue Awards 2022 is open for entries

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