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WALKIES! Trevor Tod, 67, with Sam the golden retriever at their Portchester home. Sam is taken for walks by members of The Cinnamon Trust. Picture: Malcolm Wells (121728-5288)
WALKIES! Trevor Tod, 67, with Sam the golden retriever at their Portchester home. Sam is taken for walks by members of The Cinnamon Trust. Picture: Malcolm Wells (121728-5288)
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DOG lover Trevor Tod is calling for more volunteers to help a petcare charity, after relying on its members to walk his much-loved golden retriever.

Trevor, 67, of Portchester, has difficulty walking Sam, his 10-year-old dog. The Cinnamon Trust had provided a walker for four days a week but now Trevor has to rely on neighbours, with only one volunteer left to walk his dog once a week.

Trevor said: ‘Up until 12 months ago I could take him up Portsdown Hill, but now I walk him strapped to my mobility chair – it’s awkward and difficult. All I can do now is take him on the roads, but the trust take him to bigger areas and can let him off the leash.’

The trust arranges pet care for those who are unable to look after their animals, including people in hospital and respite care. The charity has a shortage of volunteers in the Portsmouth area.

Sally Collins, appeals administrator, said: ‘We’re looking for anyone over 16, and aside from that anyone can do it. We want people with any time to give to the trust, as we need three or four people per case. We try and do it so it isn’t one volunteer responsible for everything.’

Call 01736 757900 or go to cinnamon.org.uk