Vote for Trisha to help Rugby Pawprints win vital funding

Trisha Shaw.
Trisha Shaw.

A kind-hearted volunteer and trustee for Rugby Pawprints has reached the finals of the Britain Has Spirit awards.

Trisha Shaw, 47, was nominated by a member of the public for her commitment to helping the charity save abandoned dogs from death row.

Trisha lives in Warwick and also devotes a great deal of her spare time to searching for missing dogs in the local area on behalf of

If she wins the award, Pawprints will receive a £25,000 prize - and people in Rugby can help make it happen by voting online.

She said: “It was initially quite a shock - it just came completely out of the blue.”

She added: “I started volunteering at Rugby Pawprints 18 months ago as a voluntary dog walker and from that point on they just couldn’t get rid of me.”

The award winners will be revealed at a ceremony in London next weekend.

To support Trisha by casting your vote, visit:

Voting closes at midnight on Monday, September 19.