Launch of companion animal rescue awards

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Photo: Jo Lyons Photography, the Awards official photographer.

The inaugural Jetpets Rescue Awards 2018 recently launched in Sydney to celebrate and recognise the achievements in companion animal rescue nationwide.  This is no small thing with Australia boasting over 900 rescue and animal shelters supported by thousands of volunteers.

Animal lovers from rescue groups, animal shelters, pet businesses, the veterinary industry and the media gathered at the Coal Loader Sustainability Centre in Waverton where the awards categories and judges were revealed.

The event was hosted by awards founder and pet rescue advocate Cathy Beer of Pets4Life, an independent education resource for cat and dog owners and those thinking of getting a pet.

“I’m excited to launch the Jetpets Rescue Awards 2018,” Beer said. “Companion animal rescue and sheltering has come a long way and it’s time to celebrate their achievements!”

This year, Jetpets is the Platinum Rescue Hero and naming Partner. Jetpets managing director Sandy Matheson said the Jetpets team are passionate about rescue animals finding loving homes and understand just how much companion animals enrich people’s lives.

“Jetpets are thrilled to be the Platinum sponsor of this year’s inaugural Rescue Awards to support and recognise the great work being done by shelters across the country, and to celebrate our mutual love of animals,” Matheson said.

Entries open 12pm on 1 July and close midnight on 31 August. To enter—and for updates on the awards program—visit the Jetpets Rescue Awards website and follow the links.

You can also follow the Rescue Awards on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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