Get Prepared

Entering the Jetpets Companion Animal Rescue Awards is by self-nomination for all categories, except for Volunteer of the Year. You will need to complete an online entry form to officially be in the running for a 2019 Rescue Award.

Check out our top tips for a winning entry. It can be helpful to know the sort of questions will be asked. Take a look at our sample questions below.

Key dates

Open for entries is from 12 pm (AEDT) on 1 May to midnight (AEDT) 30 June 2019. More key dates for the 2019 Rescue Awards.

Sample questions

Before you start the entry process, here are some sample questions for categories 1 to 4 to familiarise yourself and help you prepare your answers.  

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Animal adoption and customer service 
  • How do you communicate with successful and non-successful adopters?
  • What are your pet adoption policies and procedures?
  • What support do you give post adoption to adopters?
  • What education do you provide to potential adopters?
  • How do you use an online presence to promote animals for adoption?

 

Intake prevention and rehabilitation of companion animals
  • What strategies do you use to lower the numbers of animals needing your help?
  • How does your organisation prevent and control the spread of infectious diseases?
  • How do you keep your most at risk populations of animals healthy?

 

 

 

Staff and volunteers
  • How many people in your organisation, how is it structured?
  • What training do you provide to new people including volunteers?
  • What areas of your operations are volunteers involved in, if any?
  • How do you support volunteers including foster carers?
Planning and sustainability
  • Does your organisation have a plan?
  • What are your three top goals?
  • How do you record animals coming in and going out of your organisation?
  • How does your organisation fund its operations?

 

Governance and Compliance
  • How does your organisation comply with the State laws?
  • What is the status of your organisation?
  • Do you have a committee who oversees the governance?

 

Collaboration with stakeholders 
  • How does your organisation work with others for the benefit of the community’s pets, such as:
    • veterinary clinics,
    • rescue groups,
    • animal shelters, 
    • councils, pet businesses; and
    • your local community?

 

 

 

 

Organisation background profile
  • Give a brief overview of your organisation including history and current operations.

 

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