Congrats to our WINNERS!
Outstanding Rescue Group
This is for Rescue Groups that have been operating for over 36 months. Entry by self-nomination.
Outstanding New Rescue Group
This is for new Rescue Groups who have been operating for 12 – 36 months. Entry by self-nomination.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
People’s Rescue Story
Share your story of pet adoption to WIN a prize pack worth $1400!
Foster Carer Story
Share your story of foster care to WIN a prize pack worth $1400!
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