Many people feel compassion for animals but few have the courage and commitment to deal professionally with animal cruelty as an RSPCA Inspector has to on a daily basis.
Former RSPCA inspector Sue Stafford lived and breathed securing the welfare of abandoned and abused animals, and she has a story or two to tell from her rich experience. So much so, she has written a fantastic book about her career in the RSPCA.
The book is a hands-on, real-life account about life on the frontline tackling the many issues of animal abuse.
The book, although it comes with many tear-jerking moments, also has great witty humour; humour that alleviates what could otherwise be a challenging read.
There are also some happy ending stories that make this book well-rounded, leaving the reader with some hope that not all is lost and there are indeed some fantastic people out there willing to put their lives on the line to help some of the most vulnerable in the animal world.
About the book:
Author Sue Stafford trained to be an RSPCA inspector in 1983. The book describes some of her experiences during the training course where she was the only female. Sue goes on to tell of her experiences as a newly qualified inspector in Stockport.
It details some of the cruelty cases she dealt with and the people she met. She talks about learning the job the hard way as a lone worker in a time before satellite navigation and mobile telephones. The book leads on to Sue achieving promotion to Chief Inspector, the second female to reach that rank in the RSPCA’s long history.
It details some of the experiences of Sue and her team working in Wirral and Cheshire in the 1990s.
This book will appeal to anyone interested in animal welfare and the work of the RSPCA in the eighties and nineties.
It will also be of interest to women who have had the experience of entering a male-dominated work environment or are thinking of entering one.