Sarah Brisbane will be raising awareness for Paws Hoofs and Claws (PHC).
Being a foster carer herself, Ms Brisbane knows the importance a forever home can mean for an animal.
Ms Brisbane said the journey along the way and the awareness is what was important to her.
“The reason I entered the quest was to help raise money and awareness for PHC and the great work that they do,” she said.
“Being crowned the rodeo queen for me ideally is just around raising the awareness for PHC and the community.
“I am trying to give a voice to those that don’t have a voice.
I am trying to give a voice to those that don’t have a voice.Sarah Brisbane
“That is my overall goal for this whether I am crowned or not.”
Her dog Billie is a rescue dog that she adopted before PHC started.
“Ever since we got her four or five years ago I have gotten right into the idea of animal rescue and re-homing since they have started their own rescue group here,” she said.
“My mum and dad have two rescue dogs of their own through PHC.
“Pretty much Billie our fur baby kicked it all off.”
The 25-year-old Queen Quest contestant said that as a born and breed Mount Isa woman she has only ever missed one rodeo.
“There is only one rodeo I have missed in my 25 years and every year I would see all the rodeo queens.
“I have had friends in the past who have entered Queen Quest and I have always said that when I move back to town, when I finish university, I would really like to get involved.
“To help support the local community and keep that money within the community and also (by) supporting the Rotary group.”
Only being announced recently Ms Brisbane said that she hasn’t had the chance to plan events yet but she is looking forward to the journey she will take.
“We are going to have a couple of raffles coming up straight after the Christmas break,” she said.
“Our first event will be in the second week of May.
“We are keeping it a bit tight lipped at the moment but that will be our first one and then we plan on having an event every month right up until the end of July.”
Ms Brisbane said it is important for those that wish to become a foster career to contact PHC, especially over the Christmas period.
She said those interested in adopting an animal or who would like to foster can contact Paws, Hoofs and Claws.