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  2010 Victorian Organisation of the Year

Rescued With Love


Since 2003, Kae Norman has been tirelessly working to achieve a vision of a better life for the thousands of abandoned and unwanted companion animals in Victoria that, through no fault of their own, end up in local council pounds and face inevitable euthanasia.  Kae’s organization, Rescued With Love, focuses on rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming small dogs, including the ones that other rescue groups won’t or can’t take – the old and the disabled.

Not only does she personally undertake the distressing and emotionally draining work of visiting pounds and shelters to rescue dogs on death row, she also works tirelessly to raise awareness throughout the community of the shortcomings of our animal welfare system.


While many animals owe their lives to Kae, I believe the work she does is significant on other levels.  She displays great leadership and determination, qualities that the growing number of members and supporters of Rescued with Love would all recognize.  She also inspires others as witnessed by the expanding network of volunteers she continues to develop throughout Victoria who foster the rescued dogs until new homes can be found for them.

By working to improve the lot of our companion animals, Kae is also helping to build a kinder and more compassionate society for all of us by recognising the value in a life – no matter how small or how short.  Continuing in the tradition of other Victorian women determined to improve animal welfare such as Mrs Louisa Lort Smith and Dame Mabel Brookes.  Kae is an outstanding example of a Victorian making a difference to the community and her work, and that of Rescued with Love.