Thursday 14th June 2018 was a momentous occasion for the animal rescue community in Australia. It was the launch of the very first Companion Animal Rescue Awards.
It was an occasion on the beautiful shores of Sydney Harbour at the historic Coal Loader in Waverton to introduce the overall purpose behind the awards, announce the award categories and the judges and get together some of the key people who work and volunteer in the animal welfare industry.
As a dog photographer it was a little daunting photographing people… they just didn’t hold a stay like a dog would, and there were no head tilts!
Jokes aside, it was lovely to see this launch bring people together and as I overheard many people commenting… why has it taken this long for such a recognition program in Australia? Our rescue community works extremely hard, and for many on a volunteer basis, to help the thousands of animals that other people have let down and let down badly in many cases.
Today we saw many of those people come together and welcome in the awards and the judges.
For now, I’d like to share a few photos from the day with you, including Peta Clarke’s amazing Nose work demonstration.