Harriet, one of our Branch Trustees gives some insights into her role.

Q. Why did you become a Trustee? I have always been an animal lover, I wanted to volunteer for a charity where I felt I could contribute and try to help prevent cruelty to animals. In 2016 I adopted my dog Bianca from Romania. She was a street dog and after showing her a loving and caring home she transformed into such a happy dog who loves strokes, walks and treats. I believe every animal deserves to find their forever home. I have seen the difference you can make to an animals life through adoption. Q. What’s your favourite part about being a Trustee? The best part is watching animals receive the care they need, being adopted and finding their forever home. The Trustees and other Branch members stay up to date with each animals journey and it is such great news when we hear an animal has gone to a home where they will get the love they deserve!

Q. What does your role involve? I meet with other Trustees and Branch members once a month, where we discuss matters arising such as where to spend the branch’s funds (microchipping, neutering schemes etc.), local events to attend to spread awareness, what initiatives to focus on, future strategy of the branch. We also stay up to date in between meetings with branch news and actions.

Q. Who can become a Trustee? Anyone who has a passion for improving animal welfare. Training is provided so previous experience is not important. We are looking for people from diverse backgrounds who are willing to volunteer their time.

For more information about becoming a Trustee please call Becky on 01233 733584 or email becky@rspca-kentnorthwest.org.uk