Archive for the ‘RSPCA Inspectorate’ Category

Proud animal defenders: Graduating as RSPCA Inspectors

RSPCA Inspector graduation 2015

As the only charity who investigates animal cruelty, an RSPCA Inspector’s job is one of a kind.

They’re on the front line, investigating cases of cruelty and neglect, and rescuing the vulnerable – they are the animal emergency services.

After 12 months of intense physical, mental and academic training, the class of 2015 have graduated at a ceremony held at our headquarters to become fully fledged RSPCA Inspectors.

This is a great day for animals everywhere, as 21 new … continue reading ››

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 ››