Re­warded for helping to re-home an­i­mals

Maroochy Weekly - - NEWS -

PETS4LIFE is pleased to in­tro­duce the in­au­gu­ral com­pan­ion animal res­cue awards to recog­nise and cel­e­brate the most in­spir­ing ex­am­ples of re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion and re-hom­ing of com­pan­ion an­i­mals Aus­tralia wide.

Aus­tralia has one of the high­est house­hold rates of pet own­er­ship in the world with 24 mil­lion com­pan­ion an­i­mals in homes. Yet, many thou­sands of an­i­mals end up in animal shel­ters, re­ly­ing on re-hom­ing or­gan­i­sa­tions to help find them for­ever homes.

“Ev­ery animal de­serves a good life, not a life of ex­is­tence. That’s where res­cue groups come in; giv­ing pets a sec­ond chance,” said Cathy Beer, pet res­cue ad­vo­cate and founder of Pets4Life, an in­de­pen­dent ed­u­ca­tion re­source for cat and dog guardians and those think­ing of get­ting a pet.

Aus­tralia has more than 900 res­cue or re-hom­ing or­gan­i­sa­tions sup­ported by thou­sands of vol­un­teers.

“Thanks to the great work done by res­cue groups and animal shel­ters, the rate of com­pan­ion an­i­mals be­ing adopted or fos­tered by Aus­tralians has in­creased over the years,” said Cathy.

“These awards cel­e­brate their hard work and suc­cess in giv­ing com­pan­ion an­i­mals a sec­ond chance in a lov­ing home!

“We thank our spon­sors for their sup­port!”

This year, Jet­pets is the Plat­inum Res­cue Hero and nam­ing Part­ner.

The of­fi­cial launch of the in­au­gu­ral Jet­pets Com­pan­ion Animal Res­cue Awards 2018 will be held on June 14. At the launch, the awards cat­e­gories and seven well-re­spected animal wel­fare/pet/vet in­dus­try ex­pert judges – in­clud­ing a celebrity vet – will be re­vealed.

For up­dates on the awards pro­gram visit res­cueawards.com.au.

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