A DOG loving volunteer, who had dedicated thousands of hours to help care for dogs for Dogs Trust Evesham, is encouraging people to become a volunteer.

University student, Mel LeRoy, began volunteering at the Wickhamford rehoming centre in November 2016 and has gone on to be a pivotal member of the team.

The volunteer has managed to dedicate the impressive number of hours supporting the charity, while simultaneously studying maths at The University of Birmingham.

The volunteer decided to sign up and help the charity because she doesn’t own her own dog, but says dedicating her time and attention to the dogs seeking new homes at Evesham is just as rewarding.

“I love my volunteering days," the volunteer said.

"Just knowing that even an hour of my time can mean so much to the dogs at the rehoming centre makes it all worthwhile. I love making the dogs’ time in kennels more enjoyable."

Natalie Gould, volunteer co-ordinator, added: “Mel is a real asset to our team, and we are so grateful for everything she has done for us."

Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer at Dogs Trust Evesham can get in touch with the team on 0300 303 0292.

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