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Our Fantastic Shelter Team Who Make it All Happen
Jenny has spent more than 10 years working for the RSPCA at branches across the country. She was previously branch manager of RSPCA Central & North London, before joining our shelter team as Branch Manager in 2021. She has a rescue Staffie, two cats, two rabbits and a hamster.
Paul is Cattery Manager. He is responsible for all the homeless, stray and abandoned cats that come through our doors, which obviously keeps him busy! Paul has taken a number of cats with health issues over the years.
Gina has worked at the shelter since 1992 and is Head of Dogs. She is also responsible for designing, editing and writing our very own newsletter Newshound. Gina has one dog, a Staffie, who was adopted from the shelter.
Hazel has been with us since 2001 and is head of small animals and wildlife. She also fosters cats and kittens that need extra looking after. Hazel has two dogs, three rabbits, a cat and a tortoise of her own, many of which were adopted from the shelter.
Lauren joined us in 2014 and is now working full-time as Deputy Head of Dogs. She spends a lot of her time with dogs that have more complex behaviour and care needs. Lauren has three dogs of her own, including a Staffie who was adopted from the shelter.
Wendy started working for us in 2003. She looks after the dogs who need extra special care. Wendy has a cat of her own who was adopted from the shelter and hopes to have a dog in the near future.
Ruth is a full time member of staff, who works in the reception/office. Her dog Rafiki was rescued from a Spanish killing station. Ruth has a love of wildlife and birds.
Jesse started with us as a volunteer and joined the team in 2017. She is a full-time member of staff who works in the reception and office and also with cats and small animals. Jesse has one cat and one dog, both of which were adopted from the shelter.
John is a part time member of staff who joined the team in 2016 after being a volunteer for over 20 years. He mainly works with the dogs and has one dog of his own, a Staffie, who was adopted from the shelter.
Andrew is a part time member of staff who joined us in 2022. He works mainly with the cats and small animals.
Grace started volunteering with us as part of her course at Plumpton College and became a member of staff in 2021. She helps wherever she is needed but prefers working with the dogs. Grace has two dogs of her own, one of which was adopted from the shelter. She loves chihuahuas.
Marijke joined the team in 2021 after previously volunteering with us. She helps wherever she is needed but mainly works with the dogs. She also occasionally covers reception.
Colin joined the team in 2022 after previously being a volunteer. He especially loves long walks with some of our bigger, longer stay dogs.
Michelle is a part-time member of staff who joined the team in 2021. She works mainly with the cats but will help wherever she is needed. Michelle has one cat of her own.
Ranj is a part time member of staff who helps wherever he is needed but prefers working with dogs. He has three dogs of his own all of which were adopted from the shelter.
Robyn joined the team in 2023 after previously being a volunteer. She works with our small animals and cats.
Zoe joined us in 2023 as part of the dog team after previously being a volunteer.
Jo joined us in 2023 as part of the dog team after previously being a volunteer.
Nicky joined us in 2023 as part of the dog team.
Jade joined us in 2021 in a new role as our Behaviour and Welfare Advisor. Jade is fully qualified, having gained her BSc (Hons) in Animal Behaviour and Welfare with further qualifications from PACT. She has years of experience, running her own private training and behaviour business and working in rescues all over the world.
Fred joined us in 2012 and is now Head of the Reptile Unit. Fred has many reptiles at home but his passion is for monitor lizards.
Andy started as a volunteer in 2016 and now works here at weekends. He has a collection of his own reptiles at home -including an adopted Tegu, called Gladys.
Joe works part time in the reptile unit and joined us in 2021. He has a collection of tarantulas and invertebrates at home as well as some rescue reptiles.
Heather joined us in 2023 as an Animal Welfare Officer.
Laurie joined the reptile unit in 2020 full time for a couple of years before switching over to the position of Animal Welfare Officer in 2022. She has a rescue snake and iguana from us and loves working with all animals around the centre and out in the community.
Isaac joined us in 2022 as part of the reptile team after previously being a volunteer.
Ben joined us in 2022 as part of the reptile team after previously being a volunteer.
Linda joined the kennel team in 2019 but is now Manager of the Haywards Heath shop. Linda has one dog of her own who was adopted from the shelter.
Jo joined the team as Community and Events Fundraising Manager after a long career in fundraising. She has two dogs including Enid, a saluki pup, she fostered then adopted from us.
Megan is Deputy Manager of our Worthing Shop.
Tori is the Branch Book Keeper who is crucial to making every penny count! She has her own dog at home.