Last updated: 27 Jul, 2023
Published on: 17 Jan, 2022
The Impact of your kindness 2021
Progressive change starts with you! Your support has contributed immensely to the core work that puts pets on a pedestal and helps them get seen. Let's look back at 2021 and all the ways you've helped rescue pets in need:
2021 by the numbers
pets found homes
pet lovers visited PetRescue.com.au
adopters, pet owners and rescue workers were helped via the help desk
food was delivered to pets in need across the nation
dog collars, medication and shampoo delivered
pets rehomed via Home2Home and kept out of the pound system
Pets find their humans
You helped 54,341 pets find homes in 2021! This included 34,839 cats and 17,303 dogs...
and lucky ones like Oliver whose happy tail gave us all the warm and fuzzy feels!
By supporting PetRescue’s core work, you helped keep PetRescue free and running for 6,136,355 pet lovers who visited the PetRescue platform. As a result, pet profile listings received 53,127,482 views in 2021!
The PetRescue helpdesk receives hundreds of emails from people and pets in crisis. With a newly setup crisis care directory, our small helpdesk team assisted 7,441 adopters, pet owners and rescue workers.
Pets for adoption get the spotlight
Your support ensures we can continue to invest in technology that keeps the PetRescue platform accessible, secure and state-of-the-art to help pets find homes even faster. In 2021, 22 new features were added and 41 platform improvements helped streamline digital pet adoption.
One example is the redesigned video and photo uploader for member groups. We know that seeing videos of a pet in action can really help a potential adopter to fall in love quickly, so now it’s easier than ever for members to upload adorable videos of the pets in their care. As part of this improved design and usability, members can now easily add or change a photo or two. This is the start of some very exciting editing tools that are being rolled out to make things as easy as paws-sible for members to manage pet profiles.
These ‘time saving for life saving’ tools continue to help member rescue groups manage the adoption process and get pets into new homes quickly.
A massive 10,133,116 pet alerts were sent to potential adopters in 2021. This alert ensures adopters that signed up for this service are immediately notified when a new pet that matches their criteria is available for adoption, giving both pets and humans their best chance at happiness!
Pet tummies get filled
In partnership with MARS PETCARE, your support helped PetRescue coordinate food donation programs across the country with $1,576,863 worth of food reaching pets in need. These critical rescue programs are keeping homeless pets fed while rescues can redirect their resources towards vet bills and other expenses.
Food loaded and en route to Homeless Cats Helping Hand.
Thumbs up for yummy food! This load will help feed all the cats in care at Barnville Rescue Cats and the urban stray cats in their community.
Just one of the allocations awaiting pick-up.
Pets in need get free goodies
Happiness came in the form of goodies (including dog collars, medication and shampoo) for scores of rescue pets thanks to our pawesome partners and sponsors who collectively donated $154,440.00 worth of products to 69 rescue organisations! Rescue organisations rely on these essential donations to help allocate their resources for other vital expenses.
An early Christmas present for dogs in care at Adopt a Dog Fraser Coast.
Daisy at The Mad Catters Inc. was very happy to have received Selapro treatments.
Kind words from donation recipients, Meow Rescue.
Pets stay out of an overloaded system
70 pets were safely rehomed as part of PetRescue’s Home2Home program. This brings it to a total of 100 pets since the start of the Home2Home program! Trialled in 2020, Home2Home is a rehoming service for pet owners that provides a stress-free and safe alternative to surrendering their pets. In 2021, your support helped expand this program.
More pets like Arlo rehomed via Home2Home = fewer pets surrendered to pounds and shelters!
Thanks to you, the PetRescue’s team are on-hand to provide one-on-one support throughout the Home2Home process. In some cases, these tools mean that pet owners have found solutions to be able to keep their pet - the best outcome for everyone!
Read about how Home2Home’s experienced animal welfare team helped a pet stay with its owner.
All this is possible because of you!
Together, with our wonderful partners, we’re there for pets and many more than we could imagine have found their homes.
Pets Regardless Foundation
Elsie Cameron Foundation
Thank you for making this happen - creating happiness and saving lives 💚