This year’s rescue awards are now open for entries

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A very happy-looking shelter dog. Jo Lyons Photography

The Companion Animal Rescue Awards returns for its fifth year to inspire rescue groups and animal shelters that continue their efforts in saving lives during these challenging times of the pandemic and more recently, the devastating floods in parts of Australia. 

A celebration was held at Sydney Dogs and Cats Home (proud member of Companion Animal Network Australia) in Sydney to launch the 2022 rescue awards program where pet adoption advocate, and both Pets4Life and rescue awards founder Cathy Beer welcomed back Pet Insurance Australia as the Platinum Rescue Hero and Naming Partner. The program is called the ‘Pet Insurance Australia Companion Animal Rescue Awards 2022’. 

The rescue awards is Australia’s first and only national awards program for hardworking rescues, shelters, companion animal welfare organisations, foster carers, and passionate pet adopters. The program is managed by Pets4Life, an independent education resource for cat and dog guardians and provider of force-free, positive dog training services. 

The rescue awards is the platform to showcase excellence and innovation, thereby raising the standards of rescue groups and animal shelters nation-wide. 

“Thousands of volunteers support over 1000 rescue groups and animal shelters across Australia,” Beer said. 

“The rescue awards shines the light on staff and volunteers who not only help surrendered and abandoned pets to find a loving home but also provide outreach assistance to pet guardians in the community.”

Enter online from 9am 3 May to midnight 31 July 2022 AEST. To enter, visit and follow the links.


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