Meet the Team

Dog Rescue Cyprus – UK Team

Please meet the team that head up the UK adoption process of dogs from Independent rescue shelters across Cyprus and provide ongoing support to our adopter families and our UK foster network. To see all the rescue shelters we support please see our About Us page.

Visit out Adopter Reviews to see what our current adopters has to say about us.

Meet the team
Meet the team leader – Jan Appleby

Jan Appleby

Rescue Team Leader UK and co-founder of Saving Souls Animal Rescue.

Jan is an undisputed master at matching dogs with the right homes. You only need to see the amount of success stories she has had to know that.

Jan has over 10 years experience placing dogs from Cyprus into loving UK homes. She has been trustee for the charity DRC (Dog Rescue Cyprus). Jan re-formed Saving Souls Animal Rescue to support the independent rescuers.

Meet the team
Meet the team – Vaso Mixail

Vaso Mixail

Rescue Team Leader Cyprus and co-founder of Saving Souls Animal Rescue

Vaso looks after the dogs who we have in kennels in Cyprus. She is responsible for taking on some of the most desperate cases, loving and nurturing them and turning them into wonderful, trusting and loving dogs. Dogs that other rescues have shunned because they were deemed beyond help.

Vaso co-founded Saving Souls Animal Rescue over 10 years ago along with Jan Appleby and now they are in a position to help other small independent rescue shelters find loving homes for their dogs in the UK.

Meet the team
Meet the team – Marianne Streather

Marianne Streather

Website designer and communications assistant

“I first found out about Saving Souls Animal Rescue when I was looking for a rescue dog after my old dog passed away. I was determined to save a soul, but found that I was not a desirable home to most UK charities with a cat and young son. Then I stumbled across Saving Souls on Facebook and got in touch with Jan Appleby. I adopted Lucy, aged 11 in November 2020 and she has settled into our family amazingly. Lucy had been in rescue for 8 years and I want to help other dogs like her find a loving home.”

Meet the team – Emily Woffindin. She is increasing our following through her social media posts and promotions.

Emily Woffindin

Social Media Posts and and Graphic Design

I have been involved in supporting and volunteering for animal rescues since early 2020 when COVID-19 really took a toll. I noticed how badly the pandemic had affected small animal organisations like Saving Souls and I knew I had to do something to help. I’ve been working within the marketing and graphic design sector for around 5 years now, so decided I could utilise my skills in that area to help out where I could. I decided to reach out to Saving Souls after following them on Facebook for a while. Since March 2021 I have been supporting the team with social media posts and anything graphic design related. I have two cats myself, who unfortunately don’t get along too well with dogs, otherwise I would have a house full of them!

Meet the team – Janet York

Janet York

Admin assistant

Janet has adopted dogs through Saving Souls and is a huge animal welfare advocate and is passionate about dogs and dog rescue. She donates her time to Saving Souls, helping with general admin, microchip registration and the annual calendar fundraiser.

Chissie Phillips

Facebook Auctions Organiser

Chrissie runs our highly successful regular Facebook Auctions. These bring in much needed revenue to support the dogs under our care. We always have a few dogs in private kennels in Cyprus and the UK that we need to pay kennel fees, food and medical bills for, and these auctions provide the much needed funds.

Ang Vowels

Ang has been successfully organising the home checks of our potential adopters for years. We could not function without Ang’s help with this. Every dogs’ welfare is paramount to us so her work to ensure each adopter is home checked and approved first to ensure the dog is going to a safe and loving home is vital.

Emma Bryant

Instagram and Marketing

Emma runs our Instagram Account and provides much needed direction into our marketing campaigns to secure donations.

Emma also puts together our beautiful Saved Souls Annual calendars we have for sale at the end of each year. These help us raise valuable funds for the rescue to be able to continue to save and rehome more dogs, whilst also giving us and our supporters a chance to celebrate the work we have down throughout the year and the dogs whose lives have been changed for the better.