The finalists at this year’s Petplan and Association of Dogs and Cats Homes (ADCH) Awards include none other than Hope Rescue’s very own Rescue Manager, Alison Ling.
Ali has been shortlisted as one of three finalists in the Animal Charity Employee of the Year category.
As one of a very small staff team, and the only paid member of operational rescue staff, Ali’s role is incredibly difficult. Having an open intake policy for the pounds means that the number of dogs coming into Hope’s care varies each week, and some of them present challenges that are hard to anticipate.
Ali manages to juggle finding rescue, boarding and foster spaces in a compassionate and professional way that makes the job look so easy, which it definitely is not! On top of this, she also deals with owners needing to surrender their dogs, respite cases, organises the transport runs to other rescues, supervises the kennel socialisation walks and the weekly trip to Action Petz for the kennel dogs, and so much more.
With over 6,000 nominations for the three award categories, everyone is extremely proud of Ali being shortlisted and it is thoroughly well-deserved.
The winner will be announced at a special dinner at the ADCH Conference on 20th April so please keep your fingers and paws crossed!