Tuesday, March 9, 2010
RSPCA Inspector Profile - Claudia Jones
We interview RSPCA Inspector Claudia Jones about her time with the RSPCA NSW:
When did you become an RSPCA Inspector? Why? I've worked for the RSPCA for nearly four years and started as an Inspector 14 months ago. I wanted to be an Inspector to help animals that weren't being properly cared for. An Inspector's role is to educate people on how to best care for their animals, especially those that aren't being cared for properly. We also get called upon to assist with animal rescues.
What is the best part of your job?
Saving animals from those who don't take care of them properly and then seeing the animal be rehomed to a
loving new family.
What is the worst part of your job?
The fact that not all animals we save survive or can be rehomed.
What is your typical day?Each day is different. I could help a kitten stuck in a wall, then go to a pet shop to inspect the animals and visit a premises to check on a complaint. Although these jobs are very different, they are just as important as each other.
Have you adopted any animals?
Yes! I have two dogs, two moggy cats, a frog and lots of different foster animals. The dogs are called Phil (a boxer cross) and Ruby (a boxer); the cats are Basil and Jemmi; the frog is called Trafford!
Who do you admire?
The late John Aspinall. The Aspinall Foundation is devoted to the conservation of endangered species and returning them to protected areas in the wild.
I also think that all the RSPCA supporters, Members, Volunteers and staff are heroes! This is because the Inspectors can't work alone; we need everyone's help to carry out our work.