Monday 15 Apr 2024


Meet Alison, our Animal Care Assistant

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I’m a huge animal lover and returned to education last year to pursue my dream to work with them. I am currently studying animal science but hope to go on to study veterinary nursing next year.

How did you get involved in volunteering?

I started in The Irish Blue Cross as part of my work placement for college. After that, I continued volunteering as I really admire the work the team do here and want to help out as much as possible.

Any memorable cases or patients?

The most memorable case for me was the abandoned kitten that came in to us at the end of October last year. I ended up adopting him and he has settled in so well. Milo, as he has since been named, is such a funny, playful and affectionate little character and he’s growing up so quickly.

Any good pet advice?

I think it is really important to make sure your pet has a healthy diet. It is good to understand how much food they need for their age and size. Treats are always great, just remember to keep it in moderation. Also, avoid giving your pet table scraps as some foods can be toxic or can lead to obesity. It can always be helpful to speak with your vet if you are unsure.

What does it meant to be an Animal Care Assistant at The Irish Blue Cross?

For me, it means being part of a dedicated team who care greatly about their patients. I’ve loved having the opportunity to assist in care of the dogs and cats that come into us.

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Alison at home with her pets.