Volunteers from Greyhound Rescue West of England have described their charity lives as “happily hectic” after the team was recognised with a national award.
Katharine Hardisty, from Barnstaple, Sara Shorland, from Dawlish, and Christine Hake, from Wellington, carry out various roles for the Devon volunteering team at GRWE which last year took the title of Animal Charity Team of the Year at the Association of Dogs and Cats Homes’ award ceremony, organised by Petplan.
“Life is always interesting as a charity volunteer,” said Katharine. “But recent times have been busy and exciting. We won the award because of the quality of GRWE’s dog rehoming work.”
Sarah added: “Following the award, 2014 has so far been happily hectic for our Devon team and Christine’s rehoming team found new homes for more than 80 dogs from its base near Honiton, which is a record in the county.”
GRWE, which has just one paid employee, won the award after rehoming 516 greyhounds and lurchers last year.
Rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming are carried out by volunteers who also raise funding for the independent charity. To find out more visit to www.grwe.com