The rescue awards is a national program that celebrates and recognises achievements in the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of companion animals Australia-wide.
“In our third year, the rescue awards has been very competitive with more than 1000 entries across 10 categories, which made it very challenging for the judges,” said Cathy Beer, rescue awards founder and pet adoption advocate from Pets4Life.
“Our amazing winners demonstrated excellence and innovation in their approach to improving the lives of companion animals during these difficult times.”
Following the announcement of the finalists in September, one winner from each category was selected by an expert panel of 20 judges.
The winners were revealed on 15 October at a virtual rescue awards ceremony run by Gold Rescue Partner, Refuel Creative in Adelaide.
This year, Jetpets was again the Platinum Rescue Hero and naming Partner.
“In a year of challenges and hardship for so many people, we are very humbled to be able to share in celebrating the achievements of rescue organisations, volunteers and adopters who have made significant sacrifices and devoted their efforts into caring for the welfare of companion animals in such difficult times,” Jetpets general manager Sandy Matheson said.
“On behalf of the entire Jetpets team, we thank and congratulate this year’s winners of the Companion Animal Rescue Awards.”