11 reasons why you should enter!
#1. Free VPD Club membership
All valid entrants for categories 1 to 8 receive one free VPD Club membership valued at $64.95 from our Silver Rescue Supporter, Vet Products Direct.
#2. Win fabulous prizes and a trophy
The winners receive cash prizes as well as products and services from our wonderful Supporters. Check out the PRIZES for each category. The winners receive a special glass trophy at the awards’ ceremony.
#3. Enjoy national exposure
Celebrate and showcase your best practice at a national level at the awards’ ceremony. Benefit from media coverage to share your achievements.
#4. Be a role model for change
Finalists and Winners inspire like-minded organisations to create change and improve standards nationwide, which means better welfare outcomes for our companion animals. Be the voice of action the industry needs.
#5. Reflect on your organisation’s operations and achievements
Take advantage of the entry experience to make objective reflections on your organisation’s strategies, planning, operations, and achievements.
#6. Attract more Supporters
Your local community and businesses are more likely to support a rescue group or animal shelter organisation that has a good reputation. You can promote your status as a winner or finalist in the Rescue Awards to potential sponsors and increase fund raising.
#7. Attract more pet adopters and foster carers
Pet adopters will be more likely adopt a pet from a rescue group or animal shelter that has an excellent reputation. Winning an award or endorsed as a finalist by the Rescue Awards will enhance your reputation in the community. You can potentially attract more volunteer foster carers who will feel proud to be part of your team.
#8. Inspire others to volunteer
Shine the light on your hard-working volunteer when you enter the ‘Volunteer of the Year’ category and inspire others to join the team.
#9. Boost morale
As you know, running a rescue group or animal shelter is challenging even at the best of times. Highlight your team effort and boost morale when you are a winner or finalist in the Rescue Awards.
#10. Your community of pet adopters and foster carers can win fantastic prizes
Encourage your community of pet adopters to enter the Advocate® People’s Rescue Story to WIN $1,600 pack of prizes for their rescue pet. The winner’s nominated rehoming organisation also wins a pack of goodies!
Foster Carers now have a special category just for them, the Drontal® Foster Carer Story for Aussie volunteer foster carers to share their story of fostering a pet and WIN $1,600 pack of prizes for their foster pet. The winner’s nominated rehoming organisation also wins a pack of goodies!
And…every entrant to the Advocate® People’s Rescue Story or the Drontal® Foster Carer Story receive one $20 gift voucher from Vet Products Direct!
#11. It’s FREE to enter the Rescue Awards!
So, why not have a crack?