RSPCA WA recognises local volunteer for dedication and support

RSPCA WA recognises local volunteer for dedication and support

Duncraig resident Hazel Doyle admits she is a dedicated animal lover, but after volunteering for RSPCA WA for over a decade it’s fair to say she’s a West Australian who has made a huge difference. 

After emigrating from the UK to Perth 32 years ago, Ms Doyle now volunteers every week at the organisation’s Animal Care Centre in Malaga, where she helps walk dogs available for adoption, care for kittens in the cattery and also tend to the rabbits and guinea pigs looking for new homes. 

“I’ve always loved animals and wanted to do something to help them once I’d retired, so after I discovered that RSPCA WA was looking for volunteers, it all fell into place from there,” said Ms Doyle. 

“I really enjoy volunteering at the shelter in Malaga, I pretty much do what is needed, whether that’s spending time with the dogs, cats or rabbits, or helping out in the laundry. 

“I firmly believe you get what you give, and would say to anyone else out there who loves animals and has a few hours to spare every week to get in touch, because volunteering with RSPCA is so rewarding.” 

Rivervale resident Nigel D’Cruz admits he is a dedicated animal lover, but given he volunteers every week for RSPCA WA, it’s fair to say he’s a West Australian who is making a significant difference. 

Mr D’Cruz assists every Saturday at the organisation’s Malaga shelter, where he helps care for small animals, including the puppies, kittens and rabbits available for adoption. 

“I’ve always loved animals and wanted to do something to help them, so after I discovered that RSPCA WA was looking for volunteers, I applied to help out,” says Mr D’Cruz. 

“I really enjoy volunteering at the shelter, I love spending time with the small animals in particular, whether that’s the dogs, cats or rabbits. 

“I would say to any animal lovers who have a few hours to spare every week to get in touch, because volunteering with RSPCA is so rewarding, and it also gives me immense inner peace when I see their joy and gratitude.” 

Maree Daniels, Executive Manager Community Engagement at RSPCA WA, said RSPCA WA highly valued its dedicated volunteers, like Hazel and Nigel. 

“We have a wonderful group of highly committed volunteers of all ages who help RSPCA WA in countless ways, from assisting in our op shops to foster caring puppies and kittens, or even helping with events, and we are incredibly grateful for their support,” she says. 

“National Volunteer Week is the perfect opportunity to reflect on the generosity of our volunteers, who give their time so freely to support our work, all of which is focused on helping West Australian animals in need.” 

Anyone who is keen to find out about more volunteering opportunities at with RSPCA WA can contact Kathrin Terblanche, Volunteer Coordinator, on 9209 9321 or via volunteer@rspcawa.asn.au 

RSPCA WA relies on donations and community support to generate more than 90% of the funds required to sustain its animal protection work, as only six percent is covered by a grant from the State Government.

For more information, please contact: Anne Gabriel, Communications Manager, RSPCA WA 108 Malaga Drive, Malaga WA 6090 P: 08 9209 9313 | M: 0437 069 853 | E: agabriel@rspcawa.asn.au

 

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