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Advocate® People's Rescue Story Finalists 2020

Be prepared to be amazed and moved when you read our finalists pet adoption stories.
Maggie & Virginia (NSW)

Maggie & Virginia (NSW)

At the tender age of about 4 months, our Maggie made the news in our local newspaper describing a horror story that was unspeakable. This precious puppy was tied to the back of a car and dragged through suburban streets of the NSW Central Coast and then left bloodied...

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Olive & Eliza (ACT)

Olive & Eliza (ACT)

During the COVID crisis, Olive was found as a tiny kitten who had been dumped in a Bunnings warehouse carpark and was hiding in a bag of McDonalds chips. She was bought into the clinic with severe herpes virus causing major trauma to both her eyeballs. For three weeks...

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Vincent van Purr & Lynelle (WA)

Vincent van Purr & Lynelle (WA)

Early 2018 my school principal suggested the school get a support pet for our students. So I visited my local animal shelter and adopted a little ginger cat. My students named him Vincent van Purr as he was going to become the artroom cat. Three years later Vincent...

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Roxie & Sarah (NSW)

Roxie & Sarah (NSW)

Two years ago we adopted a 5year old Koolie, Roxie, as a pet for our daughter Louisa. Louisa has a mild intellectual disability. It was love at first sight for both of them and Roxie is now her constant companion.  Louisa takes Roxie to our local park where she has...

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Crystal & Susan (NSW)

Crystal & Susan (NSW)

Crystal came to us from The Rabbit Sanctuary in 2017. I was recovering from treatment for breast cancer and I was in a really low place in my life. I needed something to give my life meaning again. Crystal had come from a very bad background and had been abused. She...

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Leo & Fiona (ACT)

Leo & Fiona (ACT)

I am grateful to have rescued Leo but I think it was he who rescued me. When I adopted him he was bold down his back & tail from flea dermatitis. Within months we had him back strong, happy, and healthy. He was then trained up to become an assistance dog with the...

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Wolf & Kate (NSW)

Wolf & Kate (NSW)

***WINNER*** Our big boy Wolf was one year old when we adopted him. Being a Maremma, he’s not your typical pet dog breed.  We were his fifth home. He was challenging. He nipped my mum on the bum, peed on the carpet, lunged at anyone on a phone, and wanted to chase...

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Georgie and Daphne & Joanne (SA)

Georgie and Daphne & Joanne (SA)

I fell in love with greyhounds after finding a very sick Greyhound on a lonely stretch of road. Long story short, fell in love with Chilli, paid the vet bills, and took him home. Since then I have had 3 adopted greyhounds. I own a winery in the Barossa Valley and call...

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WH Rowe & Carolyn (VIC)

WH Rowe & Carolyn (VIC)

WH Rowe arrived as a severely malnourished horse, who needed to be lifted up by our tractor, twice in the first three weeks of care. I fell for her the first day I met her, and she is the first horse I have adopted in over 90 that we have taken in. She chose me to...

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Amos & Leonie (NSW)

Amos & Leonie (NSW)

March 2017 and Nowra was flooded. Staff at the Ex Serviceman's club spotted and heard a tiny, distressed kitten. Saturated and terrified, when pulled from his hideout his rescuers discovered his back leg hanging by a thread. When Sth Nowra Veterinary Hospital opened...

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