Michelle Southern Founder and Director

Michelle founded Street Paws in April 2016 working with a local group in Newcastle who provided food, she saw dogs at the outreach and wondered what she could do to help.  As she was working as a veterinary practice manager she was able to recruit a team of volunteers.  Working for the charity full time Michelle has expanded the team further across the UK and has even bigger plans for the future. 

Natasha Newson Specialist Advisor

Natasha is our Specialist Advisor, supporting us with charity governance and funding.  She is based in the North East and runs her own business development consultancy, Candour Collaborations, through which she has helped organisations of all shapes and sizes win over £150m of funding.

Caroline Scobie Executive Veterinary Director

Caroline qualified from the University of Edinburgh in 2010 and since then has been working for Westway Vets in Newcastle Upon Tyne.  She now works as a Clinical Director within this practice.  Caroline has a strong interest in medicine and last year achieved a post-graduate certificate in small animal medicine.  She is currently Chairperson of the medicine board of VetPartners. 

Street Paws Trustees

Rachel Bean

Rachel is our trustee  and coordinator for Manchester. She is an RVN with a wealth of experience including canine behaviour, behaviour consulting at Soi Dog Foundation and teaching canine first aid. 

Rachel helped set up operations in Manchester and provides support to the team in her area. 

Rebecca Lawrence

Rebecca is a student veterinary nurse and Street Paws trustee who leads and coordinates the team in Newcastle. Rebecca has been involved in charity work for several years and joined Street Paws in January 2017.

Rebecca is passionate about the charity and is invaluable in her many fundraising ideas and activities. 

Fiona Willis Chair of Trustees

Fiona is our trustee who leads and coordinates  the teams in York and Leeds. Fiona is a Senior Veterinary Receptionist and joined York Street Paws at the very beginning in February 2017.

Fiona attends the monthly outreach and supports the veterinary team and volunteers in her areas., Wakefield 

Leah Southern

Leah is a First Class Business Graduate Newcastle trustee and Secretary. Leah provides business support to the charity, which has been instrumental and invaluable to Street Paws. 

Leah attends monthly outreach in Newcastle. 

Sue McCabe

Sue is a Newcastle Street Paws trustee. Sue is a KCAI CD A* certified dog behaviourist with certificates in canine psychology and is a member of the association of pet dog trainers UK. 

Sue's passion to help the homeless began many years ago in Ireland and she was keen to be a part of the board of trustees after judging our annual charity dog show.

Jackie Bennett

Jackie is our Treasurer and she works in the NHS.  As we apply for registered charity status she will continue to support the whole team 

Supporting Veterinary Practices

Westways Veterinary Group

426-428 West Road


Newcastle Upon Tyne


Minster Veterinary Practice

Salisbury Road


YO26 4YN

Beechwood Veterinary Group

132 Austhorpe Road


LS15 8EJ

Valley Vets

180 Merthyr Road



Tameside Veterinary Clinic

341 Oldham Road



Moy Vets

Carr Lane