– Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing
– Certificate III Business
– Fear Free Certified Veterinary Professional
Eva’s passion for animal rescue sparked when she began volunteering at a local animal shelter while studying to become a veterinary nurse. For the past five years Eva worked as the Practice Manager and Head Nurse at a vet clinic where she implemented fear free and low stress handling protocols, techniques which we endorse internally and are also great advocates of. Eva may be the driving force behind PUR but she considers herself incredibly lucky to have a team around her who share her passion.
Pictured is Eva’s pride and joy, George who she rescued from certain euthanasia in 2017 and his foster sister, Greta, who Eva hand reared from 3 weeks of age.
Vice President/Lead Canine Case Manager
Tom joined Project Underdog Rescue as a Canine Case Manager shortly after becoming the first person to adopt two PUR dogs and his best friends; Rosie and Penny. He has always been close to animal welfare; volunteering at shelters in Thailand and India as well as having a keen interest in canine behaviour.
His interest in canine behaviour led him to undertake Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services run by the Delta Institute. Tom is over half way through the course and the knowledge gained allows for him to successfully match dogs with adopters and advise foster carers, along with adopters, on force-free behaviour modification, behaviour management and enrichment techniques.
Pictured is Tom’s dog, Penelope, after a play in some muddy puddles!
Linda is a founding committee member of Project Underdog Rescue and was an integral part in helping to garner donations to get PUR off the ground.
She volunteers her time as our Treasurer and is responsible for overseeing PUR’s financial affairs and safeguarding the organisation’s finances.
Linda is a powerhouse business woman and brings a wealth of knowledge to our organisation. She is a qualified accountant with a master’s degree in commerce and is a registered tax agent as well as a member of The Institute of Public Accountants & The Tax Institute.
Pictured are Linda’s fur kids; Ripper, Pepper and Harley (a failed PUR foster dog).
Fundraising and Volunteer Co-ordinator
Courtney began volunteering with Project Underdog Rescue soon after its establishment in 2015.
Her dedication and passion for our cause quickly led to her taking on the role as our Fundraising and Volunteer Co-ordinator. In this position, Courtney is responsible for organising our fundraising events and co-ordinating our volunteers. She is the first person you will speak to when you sign up as a volunteer and is bound to make you feel welcomed and supported. Courtney is also a registered nurse so comes equipped to all our events with her handy first-aid kit should any of our volunteers ever need it!
Pictured is Courtney’s rescue dog, Tank, who desperately wants some more Puppuccino
Jessie became involved in Project Underdog Rescue when she adopted her first PUR pup, Rosie, in 2017 and quickly became entrusted with social media duties. She fills your feed on Instagram and Facebook with happy snaps of our foster animals looking for their forever homes, our ever growing adopted family – the PUR Alumni, and your favourite posts to wake up to on the weekend; the cartoons!
Jessie joined the Project Underdog Rescue Committee as Secretary in 2019. She is an administration queen and the mastermind behind all our spreadsheets!
Pictured is Jessie with her fur baby, Rosie, at a PUR merchandise shoot.