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Jenny joined us in 2021 as the Branch Manager
Paul is the head of cats. He is responsible for all the homeless cats/boarding cats/stray cats that come through our doors. This 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 typing up 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 often 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 a full time member of staff who is now our Deputy head of dogs. She spends a lot of her time with the 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/office and also with the cats/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.
Charlie re-joined the team in 2021 after having previously worked with us for 10 years. She mainly works with the dogs but also helps where she is needed. Charlie has one dog at home, a rescue staffie.
Marijke joined the team in 2021 after previously volunteering with us. She helps wherever she is needed but mainly works with the dogs. Marijke also covers reception on the odd occasion.
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.
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 the dogs. He has three dogs of his own all of which were adopted from the shelter.
Charlotte joined the team in 2022 after previously being a volunteer.
Colin joined the team in 2022 after previously being a volunteer.
Fred joined us in 2012 and is now the head of our reptile unit. Fred has many reptiles at home but his passion is for monitor lizards.
Laurie joined us in 2020 as a volunteer and now works full time in the reptile unit. Laurie’s passion is snakes and her Mexican black king snake Onyx was rescued from us
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.
Andy started as a volunteer in 2016 and now works here at weekends. He has a collection of his own reptiles at home, including a Tegu called Gladys who he adopted
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.
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 and gaining further qualifications with organisations such as PACT. She has years of experience, working in rescues all over the world, as well as running her own private training and behaviour business before joining us.
Izzie joined as in 2022 in a new role as our Animal Welfare Officer. Izzie is a fully qualified veterinary nurse. She has two chocolate labs at home
Linda joined the kennel team in 2019 after previously working in the reception for many years. She is part time and will help wherever she is needs but mainly works with the dogs. Linda has one dog of her own who was adopted from the shelter.