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Are you an animal lover looking for a new hobby or something new to dedicate your time to?

A variety of exciting volunteering roles are currently being recruited for at the RSPCA Newport Animal Centre.

From fostering cats to gardening or supporting animals in care at the centres – there are a range of opportunities for those looking for a volunteering role with the RSPCA.

At RSPCA Newport Animal Centre staff are looking for a garden volunteer, dog and cat fosterers and dedicated kennel volunteers to help at the Hartridge Road centre.

RSPCA Newport Animal Centre’s deputy manager Kath Logan said: “We have several different roles we are hoping to recruit volunteers for.

“We are at the moment experiencing an influx in cats and kittens so we are looking to expand our foster carers team. We provide you with all the vet care, food and equipment and in return you will be giving that animal a loving home environment. We would need you to live within an hour of NP18 2LL and would be able to transport cats/kittens to our vets if needed.

“We are also looking for dog foster carers to provide a home environment for the dogs who have come into our care who have often sadly faced neglect and abandonment and need to experience a loving home before they are found their forever home.

“If you feel you have the time and love to give our furry friends please complete an application form online – it would be great to have new foster carers involved.”

Staff at the centre are looking for volunteers to help them with the day-to-day upkeep of the building and to support them in the kennels.

Kath added: “We are hoping to find someone who has some free time to help us with our outdoor facilities at the centre. We’re looking for committed volunteers to help us on a regular basis for a role that would include things like mowing, weeding and a general upkeep of grounds.

“If you enjoy a touch of gardening please do get in touch or fill out the online application form.”

Finally, the centre is appealing for kennel volunteers to help with the many dogs in their care.

“Our kennel assistants play a crucial role caring for the dogs while waiting to be rehomed in our centres,” said Kath. “These volunteers will assist with cleaning, disinfecting and maintaining kennels to a high standard which can be physically demanding, but hugely rewarding.

“Once you are fully trained, you will also spend time exercising and attending to the dog’s care and grooming needs. If you feel you have the time and dedication to commit to helping improve the animals welfare at our centre please do get in touch.”

RSPCA head of volunteering Brian Reeves said: “The time our volunteers give willingly, along with their commitment and dedication to animals and animal welfare is phenomenal. Every volunteer in every role at the RSPCA is appreciated and should take pride in the fact that they are changing the lives of animals.”

There is a huge variety of roles that can suit all types of people at the charity’s volunteer hub.

Meanwhile, the RSPCA is still recruiting for Wildlife Friends to help protect and nurture wildlife by carrying out a variety of simple tasks in their gardens and local communities.

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Are you an animal lover looking for a new hobby or something new to dedicate your time to?

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