We are finalists in the Jetpets Companion Animal Rescue Awards 2019!

Margot with Zephyr

Margot Undercliffe with greyhound Zephyr

Greyhound Rescue (GR) made it to the finals for ‘Outstanding Rescue Group’ in the Jetpets Companion Animal Rescue Awards 2019.

These awards showcase excellence and innovation in rescue. In its second year, the program attracted more than 1,000 entries.

To get this far, GR volunteer Margot Undercliffe put together a knock-out submission which took 25 hours, but she said it was “worth it” given the incredible team effort by GR volunteers.

“Being a finalist for this category is well-deserved recognition for the incredible work GR’s dedicated team of volunteers undertake in the many areas of running a successful animal rescue,” said Margot.

“GR has evolved so much in the last 12 months! Its media coverage in the last four years is beyond anything I saw in earlier times, so there were a lot of things to go through!”

So what exactly did this involve? To create the submission, Margot liaised with members of Greyhound Rescue’s committee and researched vital statistics with the help of the GR adoption and foster teams.

“I also talked to some greyhound adopters to create a testimonial. This involved talking with people who struggled with helping their particular hound adjust to its new home but were greatly assisted by GR volunteers with advice and support,” said Margot.

She also reviewed GR’s processes for corporate volunteering and examined supporting documentation, such as GR’s adoption pack and videos to decide which attachments to include (five were allowed as part of the application).

Margot said the competition is judged by well-respected people in the rescue industry.

“I believe these are the only awards that recognize the work of rescue groups. The judges are people who’ve been at the coalface themselves, so an award from them means a lot,” she said.

Cathy Beer, the founder of the Jetpets Companion Animal Rescue Awards, said the judges received many excellent industry submissions from around the country.

“The finalists have not only demonstrated best practice in animal care, but also ensure the sustainability of their organisation for the future,” she said.

For more info: www.jetpets.com.au/blog/2019/08/15/jetpets-companion-animal-rescue-awards-finalists-revealed 

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