Events

Safe Pets Safe Families is predominantly funded by donations at fundraising events, donations from supporters, volunteers and through the generous time of our volunteers. Safe Pets Safe Families and its programs are involved in many community events. Come and say hi and find out more about becoming a volunteer or foster carer. Upcoming Events or fundraisers:

 

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PAST EVENTS

 

innovation in rescue winner (1)

WINNER!!!!! Category 4: Innovation in Rescue – Safe Pets Safe Families

MEDIA RELEASE

 

AUSTRALIA-WIDE WINNERS FOR COMPANION ANIMAL RESCUE

517 entries received in inaugural companion animal rescue awards

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: 15 October 2018: Companion Animal Rescue Awards Founder Cathy Beer from Pets4Life is thrilled to announce the winners of the inaugural Companion Animal Rescue Awards which celebrate and recognise inspiring examples of dedication to the rehabilitation and rehoming of companion animals Australia-wide.

Winners were revealed at a live broadcast event on Friday, 12 October 2018 in Melbourne at the national headquarters of Jetpets, Awards Platinum Rescue Hero and naming Partner.

Jetpets Founder and Managing Director Sandy Matheson said Jetpets is proud to be the Platinum Partner of this year’s inaugural Companion Animal Rescue Awards.

“As a long-standing pet industry participant and now reconfirmed in my time as an awards judge, I have a true appreciation of the amazing work done by so many individuals and rescue groups across the country. On behalf of the Jetpets team, I would like to commend all the very worthy nominations and particularly congratulate the winners,” he said.

Australia has over 900 rescue groups and animal shelters supported by thousands of volunteers¹.  Following the announcement of the finalists on 9 October 2018, one winner from each of the seven categories was selected by a panel of nine judges.

“The bar was set very high and we received many outstanding submissions from rescue groups and animal shelters across the nation,” said Cathy. “In a field of 200 registrations, a total of 89 rehoming organisation completed a submission for categories 1 to 6. The winners demonstrated their ability to not only provide excellent animal welfare outcomes but also ensure the sustainability of their organisation.”

For category 7, the Advocate® People’s Rescue Story received 428 entries from Aussie pet guardians who shared their stories about pet adoption and fostering.

Dan White, Brand Manager of Advocate® at Bayer said it was very difficult to choose the top 10 finalists, let alone a winner!

“The judging, although a lengthy process, has also been a thoroughly rewarding and uplifting one,” he said. “All of the stories – although different in a number of ways – have one thing in common: they truly inspire and demonstrate the difference a re-homed pet can make to an individual or peoples’ lives.  We’ve been absolutely privileged to have been involved.”

Cathy thanked Partners and Supporters for making the Rescue Awards possible, and acknowledged the great efforts of rescue groups, animal shelters and volunteers.

“These awards celebrate their hard work and success in giving companion animals a second chance in a loving home! A huge thank you to our Supporters!” she said.

WINNERS

Category 1: Outstanding Rescue Group – Saving Animals from Euthanasia (SAFE)

Category 2: Outstanding Animal Shelter – RSPCA QLD

Category 3: Outstanding Council Animal Shelter – Shire of Campaspe Animal Shelter

Category 4: Innovation in Rescue – Safe Pets Safe Families

Category 5: Community Education and Outreach Program – The Good Neighbour Project (Cat Protection Society NSW)

Category 6: Volunteer of the Year – Frances O’Connell (AWL South Australia)

Category 7: Advocate® People’s Rescue Story – Jason Vallas and his faithful dog, Diesel

 

For more information/updates on the 2019 Awards, visit www.rescueawards.com.au, follow the Rescue Awards on FacebookTwitter and Instagram or sign up to the newsletter here.  #jetpetsrescueawards2018

 

PEOPLES CHOICE LOTTERY Drawn 

It’s back 🎉 We’re taking part in the @PeoplesChoiceCU 2018 Community Lottery where we keep 100% from every $2 ticket we sell.

Buy your tickets for your chance to WIN prizes valued at more than $360,000.  https://www.peopleschoicecu.com.au/community-lottery-home/organisations/safe-pets-safe-families/851x315-cl-top-3-prizes-community-groupls

 

UPDATE

BOGAN BINGO     SOLD OUT

19th May 2018 – 19:00 – 22:30

176 Tynte Street North Adelaide

Tickets $30 at Eventbrite

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/bogan-bingo-tickets-42739212134?aff=efbeventtix

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UPDATE ON 10X10

We would like to thank everyone who supported us at this years 10×10 event in Adelaide including the 10×10 committee who organised an amazing event and chose us as one of the charities to present, the Venue sponsor ‘The Gallery’ for delicious food and drinks and all of the people who attended and pledged their donation to Safe Pets Safe Families. We were very excited to walk out with $6,074.96 in donations to start up our Vet care program in 2018 so we can continue to help more disadvantaged South Australians with pets.

 

 

15th November 2017 – come and support our founder Jen and Safe Pets Safe Families at the 10×10 Philanthropy in Adelaide

https://10×10.pozible.com/project/10×10-adelaide-15-november

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PEOPLES CHOICE CREDIT UNION COMMUNITY LOTTERY 2017

Buy some raffle tickets to support Safe Pets Safe Families Formerly Living Ruff in SA

All proceeds go towards providing life -saving services to South Australians in Crisis and their pets

On sale at Colonnades Shopping centre 16th – 18th June 2017

 

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UPDATE PET PROMISE WINNER IS !!!!!!!

Chocolate the Pony!!! Choccy has his own Instagram @choccy_chocolate

PET PROMISE… I promise the day you become a family member that I will always treat you as part of the family, no matter if a new family member comes along, I move house, or you grow old. I promise to give you what you need to keep you physically, mentally and emotionally happy and healthy. And I promise that you will be my forever pet until the very end and do everything I can to enjoy every moment with you.

 

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Chocolate & friends! we had a bit of fun with Choccy’s photo shoot, thank you, Karen, from Petstar Photography

 

 

 

PET PROMISE DAY PHOTO CONTEST CLOSED 

Will your pet be the face of Pet Promise Day for the first year??

 

We are looking for the face of pet promise day (2)

 

PET PROMISE DAY  LAUNCH  16th September www.facebook.com/petpromiseday

Pet Promise day is about creating awareness that pets are forever, they are family and not disposable. We want to promote and educate people on picking the right pet for them. We will create Albums of breeds and get people from specialised rescues to contribute to these albums so people can make real informed decisions when adopting a pet. we encourage people to foster the breed a few times before adopting to really get to know what you are in for.

Will you Make the Pet Promise?

PET PROMISE… I promise the day you become a family member that I will always treat you as part of the family, no matter if a new family member comes along, I move house, or you grow old. I promise to give you what you need to keep you physically, mentally and emotionally happy and healthy. And I promise that you will be my forever pet until the very end and do everything I can to enjoy every moment with you.

16th September 2017