ANIMAL lover Hazel Doyle has been volunteering with RSPCA WA for more than 10 years.
The Duncraig resident helps out at the organisation’s Animal Care Centre in Malaga, where she cares for dogs, cats, rabbits and guinea pigs awaiting adoption.
“I’ve always loved animals and wanted to do something to help them once I’d retired, so after I discovered that RSPCA WA was looking for volunteers, it all fell into place from there,” she said.
“I really enjoy volunteering at the shelter in Malaga; I pretty much do what is needed, whether that’s spending time with the dogs, cats or rabbits, or helping out in the laundry.
“I firmly believe you get what you give, and would say to anyone else out there who loves animals and has a few hours to spare every week to get in touch, because volunteering with RSPCA is so rewarding.”
Ms Doyle is one of many volunteers being recognised for their contributions as part of National Volunteering Week this week.
RSPCA WA spokeswoman Maree Daniels said the organisation valued people like Ms Doyle.
“We have a wonderful group of highly committed volunteers of all ages who help RSPCA WA in countless ways, from assisting in our op shops to foster caring puppies and kittens, or even helping with events, and we are incredibly grateful for their support,” she said.
“National Volunteer Week is the perfect opportunity to reflect on the generosity of our volunteers, who give their time so freely to support our work, all of which is focused on helping WA animals in need.”