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The volunteer giving dogs an extra paw on Christmas Day

Words by Abi Scaife

A dog lover in Leeds is going the extra mile this Christmas to make sure all pups are taken care of.

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Evelyn Grice from Beeston has been volunteering with Dogs Trust since 2008. She volunteers twice a week at one of their rescue centres, and this year has decided to give up her Christmas day to make sure her furry friends are happy.

What does volunteering on Christmas day look like?

Well, for Evelyn, this year it looks like spending the day in the laundry room! But she doesn’t seem to mind. Here’s what she said about it:

“I love volunteering, whatever I am doing. For many years I walked the dogs and on Christmas morning I will join the team taking the dogs out, but now my main job is doing the laundry so that’s what I’ll be doing. It is of course never-ending, from towels to beds, and it doesn’t stop just because it’s Christmas! But knowing the dogs have lovely clean bedding to snuggle into makes it all worthwhile.” 

Happy Christmas to Evelyn, and all her four-legged friends!

This article aligns with the UN SDGs Life on Land and Partnership for the Goals.

This article aligns with the following UN SDGs