Terry Cook


I am the Chair of our Rescue and the co-founder, together with Jane. I worked in the corporate world of learning and development, largely on national and global projects, and I learnt that people, no matter who they are and where they have come from, need  love and laughter in their lives to flourish and grow.

Having been an animal lover all my life, I know with total conviction, that animals, no matter who they are and where they have come from, provide love and laughter. So I got into animal rescue over 10 years ago, and found that for every dog or cat you help, there are a host of people you help too

Now I know we can’t change the world (or at least Jane tells me so – fairly regularly!) but we can change our little bit of it – that we resolved to do, and The Mutts Nutts was born.

We adapted a saying to suit;

“all you need to be successful in Rescue is a Wish-bone, a Back-bone, a Funny-bone and a Dog-bone” – I’m known as Wishbone! 

I love big ideas, silly outfits, getting my hands dirty, community spirit, and all things furry and feathered. I’m seriously bothered by injustice, cruelty and loneliness. I can’t think of anything I would rather be doing with my life (although my husband reminds me occasionally that I do have other interests!!)