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PRESIDENT
Sam has been a member of CQ Pet Rescue for many years and has filled many roles including foster care coordinator.  Sam’s role requires her to be responsible for shaping the direction of CQ Pet Rescue, organise for animals to go to other rescues when needed along with transport, and is the direct contact for all media, council and government departments. Sam is passionate about saving animals and educating people about animal cruelty and responsible pet ownership, and loves working with such an awesome team!  Sam has had American x English staffy Nadia since she was a tiny puppy, and a rambunctious retriever Murphy.
TREASURER
Susan has been with CQ Pet Rescue for ten years.  She is currently serving as treasurer and was adoptions coordinator and president prior to this.  Susan’s role as treasurer requires her to handle all financial management, data entry and banking, and reminding everyone to keep receipts.  Susan loves being able to give her time to such an amazing cause and finds fulfillment in every aspect of rescue work.  Collie x Jess was found as a stray puppy, and collie x shepherd Stevie was adopted from CQ Pet Rescue.
SECRETARY
Stacey is currently our Secretary.
CAT POUND COORDINATOR
Peta is currently our cat pound coordinator


DOG POUND COORDINATOR
Available
You will be looking after the pound dogs.
– Liaising with the Council Rangers when they have an animal available to us, going to do a behavioural assessment
– Taking photos
– Communicating with our foster carer coordinator and then when everything is organised picking them up from the pound, bathing them and dropping them off at Maraboon vet or their foster carer.
This job is a bit specialised. It needs
– Someone who works shift work, part-time or is available to meet with the rangers during office hours at some stage
– Someone who has a good understanding of dog behaviours and body language to assess if they’re rehomable or not. We will never knowingly put our foster carers, their pets and any potential adopters at Risk of a dangerous dog.
If this sounds like a lot, don’t stress. Providing you have the fundamentals of dog behaviour we have the wonderful Hayley who is happy to do a bit of a handover period and get you totally up to speed before fully handing over the reins.
FOSTER CARE COORDINATOR
Cindy has been a Foster Career for two years and has just taken on being foster care coordinator.  Cindy’s job at CQ Pet Rescue is to liaise with the pounds and catteries coordinators for animals needing to be rescued, finding them carers, and then working with careers until the pet is rehomed.  Cindy is passionate about saving animals and educating people about animal cruelty and responsible pet ownership, and loves working with such an awesome team!  Cindy has 5 beautiful fur children in the form of Massey (blue cattle dog x) Saint and Duke (kelpie x blue cattle dog) Heli (Collie x kelpie) & Toro (Kelpie).
DOG ADOPTIONS COORDINATOR

Jo is new to CQ Pet Rescue as the Dog Adoptions Coordinator. She loves to help dogs find their forever home and to make sure it’s the most suitable environment for them. She loves to meet responsible pet owners who desex their animals and provide and return the love that dogs give unconditionally. She has a choc/white one eyed Border Collie named Millie who is the boss of the world and a cheeky Maltese Cavalier named Teddy who just ignores her. She has rescued two cats through CQ Pet Rescue, Buttons and Lola. She looks forward to helping people adopt the dog that suits their home and lifestyle.

CAT ADOPTIONS COORDINATOR
Leanne is currently our cat adoptions coordinator. Leanne joined Pet Rescue in 2018. She Specializes in bottle feeding newborn kittens and nursing sick cats back to good health. She understand cat behavior and finds joy in uniting kittens/cats to their perfect home. She also believes that cats need to be desexed and housed either indoors or in an enclosure. She has foster failed three cats. Shifty whom she bottle fed from 4 weeks. (Shifty has wonky eyes hence the name), Crews went to her very scared so he had to stay. Lastly Meri who was dumped on the side of the road with her litter mates whom all needed bottle feeding, Meri had developed some quirks so she had to stay as well. She has a multi pet permit as she also has two older cats so 5 in total. My husband built an enclosure that runs the entire length of the house. I show everyone who adopts a cat to try and inspire them to do the same.

FOOD COORDINATOR
Learni has been with CQ Pet Rescue for eight years, during which time she has either been Adoptions Coordinator or Food Coordinator, in addition to being a foster carer.  Learni greatly enjoys being a part of CQ Pet Rescue because everyone shares a common goal and works so well together to achieve it.  Learni has spent most of her life on cattle properties, and has the requisite number of animals to prove it; Max the bull arab, Abby the lab x (both pictured) and Winston the mastiff were all adopted through CQ Pet Rescue, whilst Madeline, cats Taylor and Rousey and Stephen the fighting fish all found their forever home with Learni by their own methods!

FOOD COORDINATOR – Blackwater
Sky is our food guru in blackwater.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT OFFICER
AVAILABLE
This role entails a few things. It’s new to us so we’re making it up as we go along.
Community engagement role:
– Promote CQ Pet Rescue in the community – host market stalls, chat with people at Show days, go along as CQPR Rep when we are invited to attend functions, and visit schools to chat with kids about being good pet owners.
– Able to work with local businesses for sponsorship, donations and grants to assist in our rescue work.
– Enjoy using social media to promote CQ Pet Rescue events and activities.
– Suits a dynamic personality who enjoys being part of the wider community and working with different teams of people.
We have a wonderful fresh committee with additional positions to help share the workload. The hours are flexible to suit you (within reason) and you’ll be a part of some messenger chats where we mostly just talk rubbish and share TikToks of cats being ridiculous. Not to mention the odd team brunch (my favourite part).



VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

VOLUNTEER POSITIONS AVAILABLE

If you’re interested, please e-mail us at admin@cqpetrescue.com and we’ll contact you! Thanks.