Dogs Trust

Shrewsbury locals give 2,413 hours to homeless hounds

Staff at Dogs Trust Shrewsbury are celebrating their “incredible” team of local volunteers this Volunteer Week, which takes place from the 1st-12th of June each year, and pays tribute to the contribution made by millions of volunteers across the UK.

The Shropshire based animal rescue centre has over 30 regular volunteers who support the full time team at Dogs Trust Shrewsbury, giving up their precious time to assist with a whole range of tasks including dog walking, gardening, photography, dog grooming, admin and much more. So far this year, Shrewsbury locals have accrued 2,413 hours of volunteering, all of which supports the 127 dogs currently in the care of Dogs Trust Shrewsbury.

Dogs Trust Shrewsbury Volunteer Coordinator, Helen Downing explains:

“Here at Dogs Trust Shrewsbury we have an incredible network of volunteers from all different walks of life. We simply couldn’t function the way we do without them. Each and every one of them brings something special to Dogs Trust. We have friendly faces on reception, dog lovers walking our lovely pooches, and dedicated teams cleaning kennels.”

“This Volunteer Week I want to extend our thanks to all of our volunteers and hope they can inspire other Shrewsbury locals to consider volunteering at Dogs Trust Shrewsbury. Volunteering with us is incredibly rewarding, you will get all the relevant training you need, plus a fantastic support network, and of course, plenty of time spent with dogs.”

If you’re interested in giving ‘bark’ to dogs and volunteering with Dogs Trust Shrewsbury contact Helen Downing at Dogs Trust Shrewsbury on 01952 77 1400.