The Animal Care Trust raises funds for the Royal Veterinary College's hospitals in Hertfordshire.

In the Spring of 2005 they launched an appeal, ‘Paws for a Cause’ to refurbish and extend the Queen Mother Hospital for small animals. The chief method was selling paw-prints to appear in a paw trail which would wind around the public areas of the hospital. There have been many events to support this appeal including a race evening at Windsor, sponsored horse rides and dog walks.

In addition to producing the paw trail and stickers, the posters, invitation cards and programmes for these events, Melanie designed gift and clothing catalogues, magazine ads, collecting boxes, a newsletter and small items for sale (eg pen, notepad, keyring etc).