A Radlett resident who has volunteered at an animal centre for more than eight years has spoken out about its positive impact and the different ways residents can get involved.
Caroline Boydell explained: “I have always been an animal lover and animal rights is also a passion for me. I decided to start volunteering about eight years ago and became a volunteer dog walker.
“I have met some wonderful people and some fantastic dogs who it has been a privilege to help during their stay. Sadly, many stay for a long time until their forever homes are found, and walking and socialising these dogs is really essential to their wellbeing.”
The centre where Caroline volunteers, Southridge RSPCA, also has a “Friends of Southridge” charity, that raises money to support animals who need additional support and equipment.
In particular, the centre is currently looking for a home for a four-year-old American Bulldog called Apollo. Caroline said: “He is an absolutely gorgeous dog with a gentle disposition and a big heart, who loves human company. He is craving more attention than a kennel environment can give him, and at times he seems so sad.”
To find out more about adoption, dog walking and other volunteering opportunities visit https://www.rspca.org.uk/local/southridge-animal-centre