A woman has been recognised with an award honouring her many years of rehoming abandoned and mistreated dogs.
Trudie James, 56, from Enfield, North London, set up Doris Banham Dog Rescue, a not-for-profit rescue centre, in 2004 to rescue lost and abandoned dogs held in pounds across the country. The charity is named after Trudie’s late mother who taught her that all animals should be treated with respect and compassion.
Doris Banham Dog Rescue has expanded over the years, with four kennels across Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Cheshire, where Trudie and her team of volunteers have rescued more than 15,000 dogs.
Trudie said: “I am so overwhelmed to receive this award and I hope we can continue to save many more lives for years to come.”
Trudie received the Dog Rescue Award at the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Animal Action Awards event at the House of Lords.