Archive for November, 2013

An #AnimalHero facing threats and an attempted assault

RSPCA Inspector Ruth Coxon © RSPCA Photolibrary

Hi, I’m Ruth Coxon. I became an RSPCA inspector because I love animals and I love a challenge, which you certainly get in this job.

A while back I was sent to a property in County Durham to serve a summons to a couple who were being prosecuted about a Labrador that had a skin condition.

The woman at the property immediately became enraged and began to shout and swear at me. She then grabbed a heavy ashtray off the … continue reading ››

#AnimalHero assaulted on the front line

Inspector Susan Haywood with rescued cat, Stevie © RSPCA photolibrary

I’m Susan Haywood and I’ve been an RSPCA inspector for seven years.

I have three cats, three rabbits and four chickens. One of my cats was found as a kitten tied up in a carrier bag under a children’s playground slide.

He had such a bad infection in his eyes that they both had to be removed – so he’s completely blind. I named him Stevie and he gets around fine now. He is a perfectly happy little cat.

On … continue reading ››

An #AnimalHero who refuses to be intimidated

Inspector Trevor Walker with dog © RSPCA photolibrary

My name is Trevor Walker, I work for the RSPCA who are dedicated to protecting animals from cruelty.

There are no two days the same in my job – there are so many animals out there who need to be rescued – and I refuse to let those who will commit violence intimidate me and prevent me from doing my job.

Threatened with a claw hammer

On one occasion I was attending the address of a known offender, who had … continue reading ››