Long-serving staff clock up 98 years of service at Dogs Trust Snetterton

For a dog lover, working at a rescue centre may seem like a dream job, and it seems that this is the

For a dog lover, working at a rescue centre may seem like a dream job, and it seems that this is the case for the 19 staff at Dogs Trust’s Snetterton rehoming centre who have contributed a combined 98 years of service to the charity. Since 1998, Dogs Trust Snetterton has cared for thousands of rescue dogs of all shapes and sizes. The staff range from management to canine carers, receptionists and maintenance staff and all come from a variety of previous careers. Many have also succumbed to the puppy dog eyes of the residents and collectively the team have 23 dogs, three of which live on site with Manager Diane McLelland-Taylor. With many long serving members of staff showing the newer ones the ropes the team has collectively racked up nearly 100 years of service. Manager Diane and Maintenance Operative Vic Browne are the longest serving members of staff, having been at the centre for 16 and 15 years respectively. Prior to starting at Dogs Trust Diane worked as a police officer with the Met, a st - Credit: citizenside.com

For a dog lover, working at a rescue centre may seem like a dream job - and it seems this is the case for the 19 staff at Dogs Trust’s Snetterton rehoming centre, who have contributed a combined 98 years of service to the charity.

Since 1998, Dogs Trust Snetterton has cared for thousands of rescue dogs of all shapes and sizes.

The staff range from management to canine carers, receptionists and maintenance staff. All come from a variety of previous careers.

Many have also succumbed to the puppy dog eyes of the residents and collectively, the team have 23 dogs, three of which live on site with manager Diane McLelland-Taylor.

With many long-serving members of staff showing the newer ones the ropes, the team has collectively racked up nearly 100 years of service.


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Mrs McLelland-Taylor and maintenance operative Vic Browne are the longest serving members of staff, having been at the centre for 16 and 15 years respectively.

Prior to starting at Dogs Trust, Mrs McLelland-Taylor worked as a police officer, store detective and estate agent but with nearly nine years at fellow animal welfare charity Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, she has now accrued nearly a quarter of a century in the field.

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Mr Browne brought his experience of the building trade with him and has become just one of the indispensible team at the centre. Dogs Trust Snetterton Rehoming Centre supporter relations officer Kate Brewster, said: “We are incredibly lucky to have so many dedicated members of staff here at the centre. With a mixed background before coming to Dogs Trust Snetterton we’re now all driven by knowing we really do make a difference to the lives of rescue dogs.”

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