Meet the team! PRESIDENT Tyneisha has been President of CQ Pet Rescue for two years and was foster care coordinator prior to this. Tyneisha’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. Tyneisha has a life-long love of animals and enjoys volunteering with CQ Pet Rescue because she knows she is saving lives. Tyneisha’s staffy x cattle dog Myah was adopted from the RSPCA, and Steele was adopted from CQ Pet Rescue. TREASURER Susan has been with CQ Pet Rescue for six 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 Kellianne has been secretary of CQ Pet Rescue for nearly four years. Kellianne’s role requires her to keep records of meeting minutes, deal with some of the paperwork rescue generates, and microchip records. Kellianne describes herself as a ‘crazy animal lady’ and loves being part of an organisation working to save animals and giving them a better life. Ollie came into Kellianne’s life as a little puppy nearly seven years ago, and is affectionately known as Snake Killer, thanks to his ability to safely relocate brown snakes. POUND COORDINATOR Loreena has been pound coordinator for over three years, and personally pulled out over 400 dogs to safety. Loreena’s job is to behaviour test all the dogs for rehoming suitability, liaise with the council rangers, and responsible for signing all our rescues out, washing, and taking for initial vet consult and work before taking them to their foster home. Loreena loves being part of CQ Pet Rescue because she believes we are restoring balance to our little corner of the world. Loreena has four rescue dogs at home on her cattle property. Bundy the cattle x who is pictured here has since crossed the rainbow bridge, but Loreena’s property is still home to Turbo the collie and Scooter the chihuahua, along with Dell the dane and Busta the mastiff who were adopted from CQ Pet Rescue. FOSTER CARE COORDINATOR Sam has been Foster Care Coordinator for two years and has been a foster carer for even longer. Sam’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 carers until the pet is rehomed. 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 American staffy Kraken was adopted from CQ Pet Rescue. ADOPTIONS COORDINATOR Learni has been with CQ Pet Rescue for four 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 Sophie has been with CQ Pet Rescue for a year and was a foster carer prior to this. Sophie’s job involves ensuring CQ Pet Rescue has enough food to keep our little group of foster pets fed and delivers it to carers in Blackwater. Sophie says it’s a great feeling to be part of a group of people who are passionate about animals as she is, and loves being able to contribute to animal rescue. Sophie adopted Garfield (pictured) from Furry Friends animal rescue, and Cheezel from CQ Pet Rescue. FUNDRAISING COORDINATOR Natasha is new to the committee having joined in 2019, but has numerous years of experience as a foster carer for CQ Pet Rescue. As fundraising coordinator, Tash is responsible for developing and carrying out fundraising ideas to help with raising CQ Pet Rescue’s profile and funds. Tash has enjoyed stepping up in a committee role, as she believes her contribution to the team will help save lives of animals that otherwise have no chance. Tash is the loving human of cattle dog x Milli, and little fluffy x’s Beast and Beau, with Beau finding his home with Tash through CQ Pet Rescue.