Jerry Green Dog Rescue appoints new CEO Christina Marriott
A dog rescue charity has appointed a new pup-loving CEO – who takes up her new role today.
Christina Marriott has joined Jerry Green Rescue, which has two Lincolnshire branches and is hoping that her years of charitable experience can take the organisation in the right direction.
The charity’s North Lincolnshire site, in Broughton, was the first centre ever opened back in 1961, with the South Lincolnshire branch, in Algarkirk, opening in 1997 – now, there are shops, groomers and trainers under the name.
Christina said: “I am absolutely delighted and just really happy to be joining an organisation that has such a good reputation for its innovation in animal welfare.
“I am dog crazy, and always have been.”
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She explained that as a toddler, there were two occasions when she had slipped her parents' hands and each time she was found with a dog, which eventually led to her having her own pup.
“The first time I was found curled up with a stray dog after several hours of being missing.
“The other time, my mother turned around to see me hugging a rottweiler, whose head was at the same height as mine.
“It feels like it’s destiny and it’s such a match for me to be here.”
Currently having a 12-year-old labrador, who she rescued at nine weeks old, Christina talked about how she stops herself from adopting every dog she comes across.
“You have to be very clear on what you can and can’t do and what’s right for you and your family, including your own animals,” she added.
Like many other organisations at the moment, the cost of living crisis has affected Jerry Green Dogs as prices rise and people are not able to afford to keep their pets.
Christina has ambitions to make sure the charity is tackling these challenges in the most effective way possible.
“I have previously been the chief executive of two different charities, Revolving Doors Agency and the Royal Society for Public Health through the pandemic.
“The last couple of years I have been director of advocacy and policy and executive director of strategy and communications for the British Red Cross.”
Jerry Green Dog Rescue is looking forward to working with her and benefitting from her experience in its next chapter of development.