Women’s Month – Animal Welfare Society Stellenbosch

Name: Jessica Perrins

Charity: Animal Welfare Society Stellenbosch (AWSS)

How long have you been involved here: 4 years

Where are you based: Stellenbosch

Women’s Month – Animal Welfare Society Stellenbosch

How many animals are currently in your care: plus minus 130

What do you love about what you do: EVERYTHING! I am passionate about the welfare of animals and being the voice for those who cannot speak, and the fantastic work organisations like mine does. As a child I volunteered at animal shelters and bought food donations with my little bit of pocket money – after completing my studies in PR management, I was over the moon to be provided with the opportunity to put my knowledge into practice and fulfil my desire to work in an environment about which I am passionate.
The AWSS team, are a force to be reckoned with! 🙂 I am supported, motivated and inspired daily by my amazing colleagues. Despite the sadness and challenges we are faced with in animal welfare daily, we always find a reason to smile and every win for our animals is worth celebrating as are the incredible woman involved.

Women’s Month – Animal Welfare Society Stellenbosch

Which is your favourite Regal product: Regal Pet Health Skin Care – my very first rescue Thumbelina (also known as Piggy) has suffered with skin conditions and the Regal Pet Health Skin Care has done wonders! As the owner of a very anxiety prone dachshund, I can also highly recommend the Regal Pet Health Stress and Anxiety Remedy.

Are you a dog or a cat person: I love ALL animals – but if I had to choose, my dogs are my daily dose of happiness!

How many pets do you have at home: 3 dogs

What is your favourite pet quote or saying:
“Whoever said that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, never owned a dog.”

Women’s Month – Animal Welfare Society Stellenbosch

Most memorable moment in charity:
The opening of the AWSS State of the Art Puppy Block. When I joined AWSS we had lost a very dear puppy to Parvo and I stood looking out the backdoor with Lorna, our GM and said to her “I promise we will have the funds to build a quarantined moms and pup block where we can ensure a sterile and safe environment for our newborns to grow up in. In February 2018 that dream came true!

Together we can make RESCUE the only breed. Donate today and give an AWSS rescue a tomorrow.

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Women’s Month – Animal Welfare Society Stellenbosch

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